Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Mandriva Linux 2012 Alpha
Per Øyvind Karlsen has announced the availability of the first alpha release of Mandriva Linux 2012: "As many of you might already be aware of, our first Mandriva Linux 2012 alpha has been ready for release for almost a week now, yet it only made its way to the public mirrors today, so with that I declare it as officially released! Some of the highlights since 2012 Tech Preview include: faster, smaller and much improved installer; installer text-mode is now working again; a slimmer, much-improved and fixed rescue mode; dual architecture CD image has been improved with a more complete set of packages filling it and also LXDE now shipped with it and installed by default; switch to Linaro's GCC 4.7 branch has been completed; HAL has finally been put to rest for good...." For more details please read the release announcement and release notes. Download the installation DVD images from here: mandriva-2012-i586-DVD.iso (4,165MB, MD5), mandriva-2012-x86_64-DVD.iso (4,201MB, MD5).