Mandriva on October 09, 2008 announced the availability new version of their product, Mandriva Linux 2009.0.  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 :  freely available to download and used, the last one (Powerpack  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 1 : Mandriva Linux Free 2009.0 Package List
Link 2 : Mandriva Linux 2009.0 Download Page
I hope our local mirror (both Kambing and FOSS-ID or another local mirror) provide the iso as soon as possible 😉
Note : Screenshot taken from Budi’s Majalah Baliwae Blog Entry.

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  1. I purchased this little gem over a week ago and I love it!! I wasn’t sure how I would like a netbook, and I’d looked at some that seemed too small or too slow or something. This little computer is a beautiful blue, and despite the fingerprint problem that everyone mentions, it looks great.
    The keyboard really works for me. It is smaller than a standard keyboard, but after a day or two I got used to it and now I can type pretty fast with few mistakes.
    At first I wasn’t sure about the fingerpad, but I like it.
    I used this netbook this week when I was traveling and it works great with my Sprint MIFI so I can connect to the Internet just about anywhere I go.
    I’m not real wild about Windows XP, but I will upgrade to Windows 7 in October.
    I did upgrade to the 2 gig RAM, and that seems to help. It was easy to install, but I did have to reboot the computer about 3 or 4 times and get into the BIOS to make the computer recognize the additional memory.
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