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Mandriva's latest touted for fast boots

May 01, 2009, 12:31 (1 Talkback[s])

"Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring (2009.1) is available in three editions: Free (open source only), One (a freely downloadable Live CD), and the commercial Powerpack versions in boxed or subscription form. The Spring edition features a move to kernel 2.6.29, and offers support for more than 70 languages, says Mandriva. In addition to providing up to 25 percent faster boot times, Mandriva 2009 offers much more responsive shut-down, hibernate, suspend, and resume operations, claims the company.

"Last October, Mandriva released the first Fall edition of Mandriva Linux 2009, featuring a switch to KDE 4 as the default desktop. With the Spring edition, the default KDE (pictured above) has been upgraded to version 4.2.2, offering the latest versions of the Phonon multimedia framework, Plasma desktop framework, and Plasmoid widgets, among other enhancements. Mandriva also supplies an updated GNOME 2.26 desktop and X.Org Server 1.6, as well as the lightweight LXDE and XFCE 4.6 desktops."

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