Mandriva, through Eugeni Dodonov, announced today, June 1st, the immediate availability for testing of the third and last Beta version of the upcoming Mandriva 2011 Linux operating system. This unexpected release is here to make Mandriva 2011 a more stable OS.
Mandriva 2011 Beta 3 is powered by Linux kernel 126.96.36.199 and features KDE Software Compilation 4.6.3, new UI theme, new TimeFrame feature, updated packages and lots of bug fixes. Mandriva 2011 Beta 3 is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures (see download link at the end of the article).
"Hi folks, as was previously announced in cooker mailing list, Mandriva and Rosa teams has decided that additional time would be needed to finish the stabilization of Mandriva 2011 and Rosa 2011 desktop editions."
"Therefore, as was promised last week on cooker mailing list, I am gladly presenting to you Mandriva 2011 beta3 version, which should be available on your favorite mirror shortly." - said Eugeni Dodonov in the official release announcement.
Highlights of Mandriva 2011 Beta 3:
· Linux kernel 188.8.131.52;
· KDE Software Compilation 4.6.3;
· New UI (user interface) theme for KDE and KDM;
· Added new features in Stack Folders, System Panel, and System Start Menu;
· Added new TimeFrame feature (provides semantic desktop function);
· New interface for Dolphin;
· DKMS drivers;
· Non-free firmware;
· Mozilla Firefox 4.0.1;
· Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.10;
· LibreOffice 3.3.2;
· Clementine 0.7.1;
· K3b 2.0.2;
· KTorrent 4.1.1;
· Shotwell 0.10;
· SMPlayer 0.6.9;
· Systemd 27;
· Syslinux 4.
For your viewing pleasure, we've prepared a screenshot tour of this third Beta release of Mandriva Linux 2011. Enjoy!
Mandriva 2011 Release Schedule:
· February 15th, 2011 - Mandriva 2011 Alpha 1; · February 28th, 2011 - Mandriva 2011 Alpha 2; · March 16th, 2011 - Mandriva 2011 Beta 1; · April 18th, 2011 - Mandriva 2011 Beta 2; · June 1st, 2011 - Mandriva 2011 Beta 3;
· Mid June, 2011 - Mandriva 2011 RC;
· End of June, 2011 - Mandriva 2011 Final release.
Mandriva 2011 Beta 3 is the third and last Beta release for the upcoming Mandriva Linux 2011 operating system. In a couple of weeks we should be able to download and test the highly aniticipated Release Candidate version.
Download Mandriva 2011 Beta 3 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a beta 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.