Release Date: November 3rd, 2009
About Mandriva :
Mandriva is quite popular Distro and always remains within top ten list of distrowatch.com's list of top 100 Linux Distro.
What's New in Mandriva 2010
· Linux kernel 2.6.31;
· GNOME 2.28.0 desktop environment;
· KDE 4.3.2 desktop environment;
· EXT4 filesystem;Better installer.
· X.Org 7.5;
· X.Org server 1.6.5;
· Moblin support;
· New artwork & my favorite Nepomuk .
>Amazing new boot splash
>Mozilla Firefox 3.5,OpenOffice.org 3.1.1, Elisa Media Center (now called Moovida),Wine 1.1.32,New network monitor tool.
and lots more so please comment because it is not possible to cover all features for me.
Installation Media :
I used DVD while Live KDE and GNOME CDsis also avialable.
Time taken to Download From Internet : Almost 12 hours so you can guess my Internet Speed while I uses BSNL broadband connection.
Fastest and smooth , Its much better than 2009 spring edition, as it took a better installer. EXT4 is quite mature and as we know its is more faster than EXT3.
Exceptional, there is VLC, Mplayer which can play any media and if you want to play all media in default player like Dragon and totem follow the Fabrice's advice
By adding PLF repositories, you will be able to install additionnal codecs without paying the ones from fluendo.
Now with Moovida You can experience better multimedia then windows vista deafult media center.
For beginner to expert it is the excellent distro, a perfect window killer and better then Windows any version whether its XP,Vista or 7. So what you are looking for try once and forget everything.
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