"Anne Nicolas announced the release of Mageia 2 Alpha 3 today.
With plans of using the latest of major software packages, the
alpha ships with some of the latest packages available. The release
plans include KDE 4.8, GNOME 3.4, Linux 3.3, MariaDB 5.5, and
"Right on time, Alpha 3 of Mageia 2 was released today. In a
blog post to the Mageia Blog, Anne Nicolas announced the release as
she urged users to test and report bugs. Unfortunately, it seems
the live CD images are delayed a couple of days due to the Dracut
migration. Dracut is a replacement for mkinitrd that will allow
more flexibility when switching root partitions. Full DVD torrents
and network install images are available, but no dual ISO will be
coming at all this time."