Monday, April 18, 2005

Mandriva 2005 Hits Public FTP

Mandriva 2005 hits public FTP and download version will be ready when the public mirrors have update their repository to include the latest transition version before the new distro will arrive at 2007, combined from Mandrake and Connectiva's technology.

The latest versions of key Linux applications
Linux kernel
KDE 3.3.2 (with some backports from version 3.4, including Kpdf)
GNOME 2.8.3
Firefox 1.0.2
GCC 3.4.3
The GIMP 2.2
cdrecord 2.01.01a21 (with DVD+R dual-layer support) 1.1.4
MySQL 4.1.11

Enhanced Hardware support
Unequalled x86-64 support, including seamless installation of a 32-bit environment on the 64-bit platform, allowing developers to build 32-bit and 64-bit applications on the same system

Full support for Adaptec Host RAID controllers (RAID, SCSI, SATA)

Improved recognition of removable devices, such as digital cameras, CD-ROM drives and USB keys

Improved support for the most recent flat screen monitors, including widescreen resolutions

Simplified handling of drivers thanks to the integration of Dynamic Kernel Module Support (DKMS), enabling the changing of drivers without the need to reinstall the Kernel, and the ability to use the same driver on multiple different kernel revisions

Support for multimedia keyboards


Up to 10% greater KDE performance thanks to compilation with the 'fvisibility' option

The option to copy all software packages onto the hard disk during the installation, making it unnecessary to use the DVD for subsequent software installation

Advanced Web experience
Firefox 1.0.2 offers the most advanced Web browsing experience, with multi-tabbed navigation, pop-up blocking, increased speed, and unmatched security.

RSS reader Akregator to get personalized access to the content of websites from all around the globe.

Enhanced mutimedia capabilities
ndiswrapper allows for easier wireless networking configuration, thanks to the utilization of installed Windows drivers

Mandriva's new ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) version includes multiplexing, allowing you to listen to sound from several applications at once, even if your sound card does not perform multiplexing in hardware.

Go get it now through FTP List

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