Linked by Tony Steidler-Dennison on Fri 11th Jul 2008 01:54 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring Alpha 2 was released today, marking the first public pre-release of the upcoming Mandriva Linux 2009. This alpha introduces several significant changes, most obviously the inclusion of KDE 4 - 4.1 beta 2, specifically - as the default version of KDE, and the latest development version of GNOME, 2.23.4.
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v Comment by zugu
by zugu on Fri 11th Jul 2008 12:33 UTC
RE: Comment by zugu
by satan666 on Fri 11th Jul 2008 12:51 UTC in reply to "Comment by zugu"
satan666 Member since:
2008-04-18

And why should we care about alpha software again?

Because testing is fun. Because this is how you help a distribution to become better for everyone's benefit including yourself. This is how you give back to the community. Otherwise, stick with Windows, there is no alpha testing there. All you have to do is open your wallet.

Edited 2008-07-11 12:51 UTC

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RE: Comment by zugu
by Sabz on Sat 12th Jul 2008 07:04 UTC in reply to "Comment by zugu"
Sabz Member since:
2005-07-07

why, so bums like you can use a FREE OS

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v JSenior Match
by kikiloveu2 on Fri 11th Jul 2008 16:10 UTC
RE: JSenior Match
by satan666 on Fri 11th Jul 2008 16:23 UTC in reply to "JSenior Match"
satan666 Member since:
2008-04-18

We do feel lonely sometimes. Helping your single friends find their soul mates is so great for you.

Give your single friends a copy of Mandriva 2009 second alpha for testing. They won't feel lonely anymore. Visit the Mandriva forums. There is a nice community there.

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RE[2]: JSenior Match
by raver31 on Fri 11th Jul 2008 22:45 UTC in reply to "RE: JSenior Match"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

nice comeback ;)

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Impressive
by motang on Sun 13th Jul 2008 20:38 UTC
motang
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2008-03-27

I have been testing out the Alpha 2 in Virtual Box, and it is very impressive. Planning on replacing my Ubuntu 8.04 installation on my laptop since Kubuntu Remix 8.04 is very buggy (could change with 8.10 release). But I really like Mandriva and the direction they have taken with KDE 4.

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