Mandriva 2011 Alpha 2 Released, Screenshot Tour

By on March 1st, 2011 13:13 GMT

Mandriva, through Eugeni Dodonov, announced on the last day of February the immediate availability for testing of the second Alpha version of the upcoming Mandriva 2011 Linux operating system.

Mandriva 2011 Alpha 2 is now powered by Linux kernel 2.6.37.2, it features an up-to-date NetworkManager, the iBus input framework replaced the old SCIM one, lots of updates and bug fixes.

"Among the most noticeable features are the simplification of the initial setup steps, both when running the image in Live mode, or before the installation, update to kernel 2.6.37.2, integration of the latest networkmanager-mdv plugin by Andrey Borzenkov, switch from scim to ibus for input framework, more indepth systemd integration into the system, and, of course, lots of packages updates all around." - said Eugeni Dodonov in the Mandriva blog announcement.

Highlights of Mandriva 2011 Alpha 2:

· Linux kernel 2.6.37.2;
· KDE SC 4.6.0;
· GNOME 2.32.1;
· XFCE 4.8.0;
· X.Org 7.5;
· XOrg Server 1.9.4;
· Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta 12;
· Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.7;
· OpenOffice.org 3;
· Clementine 0.6;
· NetworkManager 0.8.2;
· Systemd 18;
· GCC 4.5.2;
· OpenSSL 1.0.0d;
· Wine 1.3.14.

For your viewing pleasure, we've prepared a screenshot tour of this second Alpha release of Mandriva Linux 2011. Enjoy!

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Mandriva 2011 Release Schedule:

· February 15, 2011 - Mandriva 2011 Alpha;
· February 28, 2011 - Mandriva 2011 Alpha 2;
· March 14, 2011 - Mandriva 2011 Beta 1;
· April 11, 2011 - Mandriva 2011 Beta 2;
· May 9, 2011 - Mandriva 2011 RC;
· June 13, 2011 - Mandriva 2011 Final release.

Mandriva 2011 Alpha 2 is the second and final Alpha release for the upcoming Mandriva Linux 2011 operating system. In two weeks we should see the first of two Beta versions.

Download Mandriva 2011 Alpha 2 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is an alpha release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only. Please report bugs to the Mandriva Bug Tracker.
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