Mandriva 2012 Alpha / Mandriva 2011
Mandriva Linux (formerly known as Mandrake Linux) is already well-known as a powerful and stable operating system that demanded strong technical knowledge and extensive use of the “command line”; Mandriva saw this as an opportunity to integrate the best graphical desktop environments and contribute its own graphical configuration utilities and quickly became famous for setting the standard in ease-of-use and functionality. Mandriva Linux 2008 is available in three editions: One, Powerpack and Free, for both i586 and x86-64 architectures. Mandriva Linux is based on the Cooker development project sponsored by Mandriva. Hundreds of passionate free software developers work openly on the core of the distribution. This open, community-driven development system has been in place since 1998, making it one of the longest-standing open source development communities around.The involvement of the Mandriva development community helps us to make Mandriva Linux one of the largest, most up-to-date, integrated, internationalized and standardized distributions available.
Mandriva Linux 2011 is available in several different editions:
• the One edition is an installable live CD integrating the latest proprietary drivers, available free of charge. six different versions of the One edition are available: two for GNOME and four for KDE, each with a different set of supported languages.
• the Powerpack edition includes support, services, a wider range of packages, third-party proprietary applications, a subset of the Fluendo multimedia codec pack, providing support for MP3, WMA and WMV files and Fluendo DVD player.
• the Free edition is a pure free / open source software edition, without any of the non-free packages bundled with other editions, available as a free download.
Highlights of Mandriva 2011:
- Linux kernel 2.6.37;
- RPM 5.3.8 (20110125);
- KDE SC 4.6.0;
- GNOME 2.32.1;
- XFCE 4.8.0;
- X.Org Server 1.9;
- Firefox 4 Beta 11;
- Chromium – all branches, stable and unstable;
- Clementine 0.6;
- NetworkManager 0.8.2;
- Systemd 17;
- GCC 4.5.2;
- OpenSSL 1.0.0d;
- Wine 1.3.13.
Size: 4165 MB
Homepage – http://www.mandriva.com