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Linux-Mandrake 8.0 Beta 1 "Traktopel" is available

Feb 28, 2001, 17:56 (39 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gaƫl Duval)

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Interested in kernel 2.4.2, in KDE 2.1, in latest GNOME and Nautilus or just eager to install the latest Linux-Mandrake? We are proud to announce that all of this and much more is in the first Beta release of Linux-Madrake 8.0. Here is a quick overview of the main features:


KDE 2.1 Release 8.0 Beta includes the latest version of KDE (2.1), featuring a long list of enhancements to the 2.0 release. Most important are enhancements to Konqueror, the multi-purpose file manager and fast Web Browser, KMail a full featured mail program, kicker, that taskbar,... Read the changelog for a full list of changes.

GNOME, Nautilus and Evolution Gnome environment now comes with Nautilus, an innovative file manager on which you can find information here Evolution, a complete groupware suite is also available and will let you manage you e-mail, contacts and appointments in a single unified environment

KERNEL, XFree86 and misc. Yes, we now have Kernel 2.4.2 as the default kernel. Among many new features, you will get wider USB support, better SMP (Symetric MultiProcessing Support), brand new IP and firewalling stacks,... If you want to keep a 2.2 kernel, we also have a 2.2.18 kernel included. XFree86 is delivered in version 4.02 with support for the latest video cards. You can get a full list on XFree86 site .
Our RPM system is now RPM 4.0. It will give you compatibiity with the latest RedHat packages and retain compatibility with the older ones.


  • Expert or Automated
  • Expert and customized modes have now been merged to make the installer easier to use and understand.

  • OEM Installation mode
  • If you have to set-up multiple machines, you now can use our OEM instlallation method to install Linux-Mandrake in minutes and almost without any user intervention. It will even keep you Windows partitions if ever you happen to have one.

Our last killer feature, you now can view beautiful Traktopels pictures while files are being copied ;-)


All our tools are now centralized in a single and soon unified environment. From this place, you will be able to easily do tasks such as configuring your network or a printer.

Linux-Mandrake 8.0beta1 FTP mirrors for i586 processors.

WARNING! This 8.0 beta version is an experimental distribution, it's not for daily use! Please read disclamer...

See the list on http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/80beta.php3#mirrors