Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Aug 2007 19:56 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris The second beta of Mandriva Linux 2008, codenamed Galilee, is now available. The release notes are available here. A guide to major new features (some of which are not yet implemented in this beta) is available here, and the detailed technical specifications are available here. This beta is available as a three CD or one DVD Free edition (containing no non-free software or drivers) for the x86-32 and x86-64 architectures, with a traditional installer. Future betas will be available in One live/install CD hybrid editions with proprietary drivers.
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Unity on udev!
by KenJackson on Sun 26th Aug 2007 21:57 UTC
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Mandriva Linux 2008 will adopt the Fedora initialization system for udev, allowing us to work together in this area and reducing the shared burden of maintenance.

I don't know what all that involves, but it sounds like very good news. When they first implemented udev, I had a devil of a time tracking down why I lost all ethernet connectivity. It turned out udev had arbitrarily swapped eth0 and eth1.

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