Thursday, November 8, 2012

Mandriva Linux 2012 Alpha 2

Per Øyvind Karlsen has announced the availability of the second alpha release of the new "Moondrake GNU/Linux" which is a possible new name for the venerable Mandriva Linux distribution: "Yet again keeping up the tradition of delays, a new prerelease is out: Moondrake GNU/Linux 2012 Alpha 2. Some highlights of this release are: ISO image creation tool has been rewritten in Python, made several times faster and merged with DrakX; dual-architecture ISO image features a complete set of all LXDE packages; new, complete sound theme; initial work on rewriting installer and libraries in C++ has been started; installer stage 1 and rescue mode merged; much extended set of packages built for uClibc environment; GRUB 2 has replaced isolinux for the installer; KDE 4.9.2." See the full release announcement for further notes. Download: moondrake-2012-alpha2-dual-cd.iso (704MB, MD5), moondrake-2012-alpha2-x86_64-dvd.iso (3,838MB, MD5).

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