Mageia 2 Has Been Officially Released

The next-generation Mandriva Linux system for end-users

The Mageia development team, through Anne Nicolas, proudly announced a few minutes ago, May 22nd, the immediate availability for download of the Mageia 2 Linux operating system.

Mageia 2 is the proof that Mandriva is not dead! The new RPM-based Linux operating system from Mageia offers bleeding-edge core components combined with some of the greatest apps available these days.

"Thanks everybody for all the hard work during these last months. I guess we can be proud if this release and we hope you will enjoy this new version. Big thanks for last run to tmb and QA team who did not sleep a lot these last days :) Spread Mageia 2 and enjoy!" - was stated in the official announcement.

Highlights of Mageia 2:

· Linux kernel 3.3.6;

· XOrg Server 1.11.4;

· Support for Intel Sandy Bridge (2nd Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3);

· Support for Ivy Bridge (3rd Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3);

· Nvidia 295.49 video driver;

· ATI Radeon 12.4 video driver;

· Greatly improved installer (smaller minimal install);

· systemd support;

· Btrfs filesystem support;

· LVM support;

· Support for ARM and MIPS;

· Improved support for PCMCIA controllers;

· RPM 4.9;

· Updated PPPoE;

· Support for serial line installations;

· Support for installation from virtual discs;

· Better support for labels and UUID for swap;

· Support for nilfs2;

· Support for hard drives large than 2.2TB;

· Improved rescue system with great support for RAID, LV, virtual discs, and encrypted systems;

· Extended hardware support;

· Reduced memory footprint for various utilities;

· Fixed various crashes and bugs found in Mageia 1.

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Mageia 2

Among the applications included in Mageia 2 we can mention KDE SC 4.8.2, GNOME 3.4.1, Xfce 4.10, Razor-qt 0.4.1, Mozilla Firefox ESR 10.0.4, Mozilla Thunderbird ESR 10.0.4, Google Chromium 18.0.1025.168, Epiphany 3.4.1, Opera 11.64, Evolution 3.4.1, LibreOffice 3.5, Calligra 2.4.1, KmyMoney 4.6.2, Skrooge 1.2.0, GnuCash 2.4.10, Pidgin 2.10.4, Empathy 3.4.1, Kadu 0.11.3, Quassel 0.7.4, VirtualBox 4.1.12, Wine 1.4, GIMP 2.8, Inkscape, Blender 2.63a, Amarok 2.5.0, Rhythmbox 2.96, VLC 2.0.1, XBMC Media Center 11.0, Avidemux 2.5.6, Kino 1.3.4, OpenShot 1.4.2, Miro 4.0.6, ZoneMinder 1.25.0.

Mageia 2 is distributed as Live CD and Dual-arch & DVD installable ISO images for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. Take a look at our Mageia 2 screenshot tour!

Download Mageia 2 right now from Softpedia.

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