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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On the numlock issue - sorry, no. The 'default numlock on' setup is correct for all my systems so I've never had occasion to look at it. You could post to the Mandriva forums, or to one of our user support mailing lists, perhaps.

On repositories - current status is that adding repositories through rpmdrake should work, but you will most likely get NOKEY warnings for every package you try to install. This was corrected on our master mirror around two hours ago. One mirror that I tested has the fix sync'ed already (pubkey files were missing from the media_info directories), but all the others don't yet. Once the mirrors are all sync'ed up, things should work without problems, but you will have to re-add the repositories if you added them before the fix was sync'ed. I'm posting this information everywhere I can, sorry for the inconvenience.

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