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Debian 7 Progressing, Mageia 3 Delayed

Debian Installer 7.0 Release Candidate 1 was announced on February 17. Since the last beta lot of improvements and fixes have been implemented. Among those is a respectable number of supported hardware additions such as several Ralink wifi devices and support for Lenovo 10/100 Ethernet USB dongle. Some other eye-catchers include “improve support for EFI installs,” reverted a kernel workaround that prevent some driver installations, and several accessibility improvements. Debian 7.0 is expected when it’s ready, but rumored to be in the Spring.