Mandrake Linux, has just hit the street in an all new version 9.2 (codename: FiveStar). This new version is based on Linux version 2.4.22 (an optional Linux 2.6.0pre is also available and included), XFree86 4.3, binaries built upon GCC 3.3.1, Apache 2.0.43, KDE 3.1.3, Gnome 2.4.0, OpenOffice 1.1 and more. Mandrake Linux features a brand new revision of the desktop theme. The new interface is now called MandrakeGalaxy and attempts to bridge the gap between Gnome 2.4 and KDE 3.3.1.
“Celebrate this five-star new release with us: discover all its features and all new Packs, including the very new “Discovery” office/multimedia desktop pack. Mandrake Club Members and all 9.2 contributors (developers, translators…) can download Mandrake 9.2 ISOs at MandrakeClub with the BitTorrent technology. Additionally, Mandrake Club Silver Members and above can even download the first three ISO images from the PowerPack! If you aren’t a Club Member yet, either you can subscribe right now, or download Mandrake 9.2 from the raw tree, or wait the public release of Mandrake 9.2 ISO images, by the end of October, when all packs will be available in retail. Last but not least you can pre-order your pack or your DVD now at MandrakeStore.com to be among the first to receive it when it begins shipping.
If you’re wondering whether you should rush out and install it, read on for our first look at a distribution from the Fall 2003 distribution release cycle. Find out at OfB.biz.