Mandriva 2011 RC1 Looks Impressive, Screenshot Tour

By on June 30th, 2011 02:27 GMT

Mandriva, through Eugeni Dodonov, announced a few minutes ago, June 29th, the immediate availability for testing of the first Release Candidate version of the upcoming Mandriva 2011 Linux operating system.

Mandriva 2011 RC1 contains a huge number of changes, compared to the previous development release, Mandriva 2011 Beta 3. It has updated applications, such as Mozilla Firefox 5.0, Opera 11.50, Pidgin 2.9.0, as well as a new revamped interface with new artwork.

"The ones following us on cooker and changelog mailing lists have noticed that there was a huge number of changes between Mandriva 2011 beta3 and RC1, and we want to make sure that you will have the most adequate experience with this first release candidate." - said Eugeni Dodonov.

Highlights of Mandriva 2011 RC1:

· Linux kernel 2.6.38.7;
· KDE SC 4.6.4;
· New amazing design;
· New login manager;
· New desktop themes;
· New Plasma widgets;
· New icons;
· New wallpapers;
· New splash screens;
· New launcher;
· New boot screens;
· New Mandriva Control Center;
· Mandriva Sync;
· Mandriva Sphere;
· Mozilla Firefox 5.0;
· Opera 11.50;
· Xorg Server 1.10.2;
· Mesa 7.10.3;
· Pidgin 2.9.0;
· KDEPim 4.6.0;
· iptables 1.4.11.1;
· Chromium web browser 12 and 13;
· Improved booting process;
· Wireshark 1.6.0;
· VLC 1.1.10;
· Shotwell 0.10.1;
· Clementine 0.7.1;
· Samba 3.5.9;
· GCC 4.6.1;
· Octave 3.4.2;
· GIT 1.7.6;
· rsyslog 5.8.2;
· ffmpeg 0.7.1;
· KDevelop 4.2.3;
· Wine 1.3.23;
· Horde Groupware 3.3.11
· SQlite 3.7.7;
· Pulseaudio 0.9.23;
· coreutils 8.12;
· Python 2.7.2;
· Blender 2.58;
· Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.11;
· Drizzle 2011.06.19;
· systemd 29;
· hugin 2011.0.0;
· WebKit 1.4.1.

For your viewing pleasure, we've prepared a screenshot tour of this first Release Candidate of Mandriva Linux 2011. Enjoy!
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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;
· June 29th, 2011 - Mandriva 2011 RC1;
· July 27th, 2011 - Mandriva 2011 RC2;
· August 29th, 2011 - Mandriva 2011 Final release.

Mandriva 2011 RC1 is the first of two Release Candidate versions for the upcoming Mandriva Linux 2011 operating system. In exactly one month we should be able to download and test the second Release Candidate version of Mandriva Linux 2011.

Download Mandriva 2011 RC1 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development 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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