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 2.6.22.9 with fair scheduling support, OpenOffice.org 2.2.1, a 3D-accelerated desktop (Compiz Fusion and Metisse), Firefox 2.0.0.6, 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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Wow!!
by jtrapp on Wed 10th Oct 2007 20:23 UTC
jtrapp
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2005-07-06

I almost skipped this release, it would have been my loss. Simple and elegant install. All my hardware worked out of the box...even my sound card which has never worked in the past.

No major problems so far. I think this will stay installed on my laptop...it will be nice to have music while on the road.

The spell checker in Firefox seems to be in the wrong language...It shows every thing I type as being mis-spelled. Edit/Preferences/Advanced/Languages has the correct setting, so I don't know what that is about. That is a fairly trivial issue and I should be able to straighten it out when I have a few minutes free.

Props to the folks at Mandriva...nice release.

Edit: Fixed the Firefox/spelling issue. Right click in a field that accepts typing, the bottom entry is Languages...select proper language. Don't know if this is a Firefox or Mandriva bug.

Edited 2007-10-10 20:38 UTC

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