Thursday, October 28, 2004

Mandrake Official 10.1

After releasing their Community Edition few months ago, Mandrakesoft finally released their latest Mandrakelinux distribution, Mandrakelinux Official 10.1. This official version was based on the community edition that was updated to conform many users that were giving feedback about bugs and problem that was happening on the community edition. The result is a new greater distro that supports many new hardware, new packages and also less bug than any earlier version.

As usuall, Mandrakesoft released their distribution in several version. Some of them is free and the others are commercial. The free edition is called download edition. This version is not available right now and they will be ready in a few weeks in their FTP mirrors around the world. Download edition will consist of 3 CD and 1 extra CD if you have joined the Mandrakeclub members. For the commercial version, they have prepared three edition, discovery, powerpack, and powerpack+. Discovery consist of 2 CD and the same Mandrakeclub member can achive more packages via Mandrakeclub's service. Powerpack will give you 6 CD for approximately more than 1000 packages. This is suited for many advanced users that also need some development packages, such as Apache, MySQL, PHP, and some other packages that aren't included in the discovery edition. The last version, Powerpack+ is the most complete edition, with 8 CD and 1 DVD. It's targeted for server installation. It has the packages included in Powerpack plus some extra packages, such as Kontact, Kolab, and some proprietary packages, such as NVidia and Ati's VGA driver and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Mandrakelinux Official 10.1 has included the most packages available right now, such as Kernel 2.8.x (includes some of 2.9.x patch), KDE 3.2.3 (and also 3.3 as an option), GNOME 2.8, Centrino support, better hardware detection, and also fixes some bugs and polishing better user interface in Mandrake's application, such as Mandrake Control Panel.

You can buy them at Mandrakestore, an online store designed to give people a change to get their Mandrakelinux as fast as they can after the release. You can view the price at this website also.

Mandrakelinux 10.1 CE has fewer bugs when compared with Mandrakelinux 10.0 CE, so i hope that Mandrakelinux 10.1 OE also a better distro than Mandrakelinux 10.0 that i used right now. I'm not buying this version, since i'm satisfied with my version right now. Maybe i'll buy the 11.0 or 12.0 version in the next few years :)

Viva Mandrakelinux

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