Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Apr 2008 17:18 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring has been released. This new release brings features like full support for the Asus Eee, easy synchronization with Windows Mobile 5 and later, Blackberry, and Nokia devices, a new parental control utility, the Elisa multimedia centrer, Codeina for easy installation of necessary media codecs, and PulseAudio by default. Software updates include KDE 3.5.9 (with 4.0.2 available from the official repositories), GNOME 2.22, 2.4, Linux kernel, 7.3, and Compiz 0.7. You can download the One (live/install CD) or Free (traditional installer, 100% free/open source software) editions of Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring right here. BitTorrent download links can be found here. The main 2008 Spring page on the Mandriva Wiki has more information.
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Pretty, and damn good
by orfanum on Thu 10th Apr 2008 22:08 UTC
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Not long installed this on my new toshiba p200-1ee. It's my first, 'out-of-the-box' install on such a relatively modern piece of kit. Even the Chicony web cam works (which seemed doubtful at the time I bought the lappy around three months ago - a bit of desk research then threw up only tentative signs of hope). The Vista import tool works quickly and for me without problems. This is one seriously well-honed distribution for the eternal noobs out there like me who are geeks of the heart, rather than the intellect ;-)

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