Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Oct 2007 16:16 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Mandriva Linux 2008 is now available for download on the official site (release announcement), and on the network of public mirror servers. 2008 includes all the latest software and enhancements over previous Mandriva releases. You will find KDE 3.5.7 and the new GNOME 2.20 already integrated, kernel with fair scheduling support, 2.2.1, a 3D-accelerated desktop (Compiz Fusion and Metisse), Firefox, and much more. You can read about the new features of Mandriva Linux 2008 in depth in the Release Tour. The release notes contain important information on changes from previous releases. The errata will contain information on any future known issues and solutions for them.
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by Xaero_Vincent on Tue 9th Oct 2007 17:32 UTC
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The Powerpack edition has Cedega, LinDVD (legal DVD player) and Fluendo media codecs (legal audio/video codecs).

Is it legal to buy Powerpack and transfer the RPM files for Cedega, LinDVD, and Fluendo to a distribution of choice, so long as the files aren't distributed?

I dislike Mandriva because it's generally too buggy for me: my mouse didn't even work in 2007 final. However, I may consider it for the ability to transfer it's goodies onto a different distribution--Fedora in my case.

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