Mandriva Linux 2009 releases new test version

By   |  September 26, 2008

Following the kernel bug that plagued Linux distros earlier this week, Mandriva Linux has issued a second release candidate for its upcoming Mandriva Linux 2009 release.

Mandriva warns, however, that there have been reports of EEPROM corruption on e100 network cards similar to the EEPROM corruption seen on e1000e cards. The team says that e1000e support is disabled in 2009.0 RC2 to prevent any damage but that users should exercise caution and backup their network card EEEPROM as a precaution.

Mandriva Linux 2009 RC 2 – codenamed Sophie – boasts faster boot times than previous releases as well as improved support for netbook hardware.

Other improvements in this release include support for encrypted partitions in the installer and DiskDrake using LUKS, support for the Intel G41 graphics chipset, and a new installer.

Mandriva Linux 2009 RC2 also includes Gnome 2.24 which was released yesterday.

For full details of Mandriva Linux 2009 RC2 see the release notes.

Downloads can be found on one of the mirrors.

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