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Mandrake Linux 8.1 Release Candidate Is Available

Sep 19, 2001, 18:01 (32 Talkback[s])

MandrakeSoft is happy to announce the availability of Mandrake Linux 8.1 Release Candidate. There have been many improvements since the Beta 1 thanks to the precious help of the Open Source community. Still, room remains for your contribution. This Release Candidate is the last opportunity to test and contribute to the development of Mandrake Linux 8.1.

Changes and improvements since the beta3:

  • The new Mandrake Server Wizards have been integrated to the Mandrake Control Center for a faster and more convenient use.
  • XFS, the SGI journalized files system is now supported. This brings to 4 the number of journalized files system available in Mandrake Linux 8.1. - SuperMount (removable media managing) is back.
New software:
  • The freshly released KDE 2.2.1 is now integrated.
  • MandrakeFirstTime allows new users to configure their window manager and email client (at present KMail and Netscape), and also offers the opportunity to register for MandrakeOnline (a new service providing personalized security alerts, email alias, and special rebates for MandrakeExpert.com (http://www.mandrakeexpert.com)).
  • Mozilla 0.9.4, the integrated Web Browser and communication suite now has dramatic speed improvements and better usability.

To find out more about Mandrake Linux 8.1 Release Candidate, please visit http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/81rc.php3

To download Mandrake Linux 8.1 Release Candidate, please browse http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ftp.php3