Mandriva on October 09, 2008 announced the availability new version of their product, Mandriva Linux 2009.0.Â Mandriva get it’s popularity as easy-to-use Linux and the new version continue their trade mark for polished Linux distro.
Mandriva is proud to present its latest distribution: Mandriva Linux 2009. This new version has been designed to meet the expectations of our users and offers an ever more efficient solution to their needs.
Mandriva Linux 2009 goes further in its innovations and offers a thoroughly modern and cutting-edge graphical environment: KDE 4.1. Personalizable, modular, scalable, and full of visual effects that enhance the environment, KDE’s new version is usable everywhere, from the oldest hardware to the newest.
Mandriva Linux 2009 came with KDE 4.1.2 and Gnome 2.24. Beside of two major desktop environment, Mandriva Linux 2009 also including the stable version of KDE 3.5.10 and a compact desktop environment, LXDE. Mandriva included the brand new of OpenOffice suite & browser suite, OpenOffice version 3.0 and Firefox 3.0. They also used stable 2.6.27 kernel version which give more support for wifi and new hardware.
Mandriva make a nice improvement to their popular featured : Manriva installer and control center. The mandriva Installer (DrakX) improved so new install will be take a few step to accomplished.
Mandriva 2009.0 released with 3 version : Free, One and Powerpack. The first two version are community version :Â freely available to download and used, the last one (PowerpackÂ version) are commercial version and get official support from Mandriva.
Mandriva also including hardware support for Netbook : Asus Eee PC, Acer Aspire One, MSI Wind and another brand new netbook.
Mandriva Linux 2009.0 has a nice improvement at initial booting. The new version is about 25% more faster than previous version, Mandriva Linux 2008. Read their achievement from this article.
Link 2 : Mandriva Linux 2009.0 Download Page
Note : Screenshot taken from Budi’s Majalah Baliwae Blog Entry.