Feeds

Mandriva Linux 2008 is out and about

No longer not available

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Mandriva has released the latest version of its desktop Linux operating system, which can be downloaded free on its website and public mirror servers.

Mandriva Linux 2008 has a new base system built on version 2.6.22.9 of the Linux kernel, which adds some features such as fair scheduling support (distributes CPU usage amongst users).

Mandriva logoHardware detection has been reworked, now supporting several new devices — graphics cards, sound cards and wireless chips in particular. They've also added a wizard to import Windows documents and settings, a new network configuration center and improved the software management tools.

The OS comes with GNOME 2.20 desktop, KDE 3.5.7, OpenOffice.org 2.2.1, desktop accelerator Compiz Fusion 0.5.2 and the latest Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird.

Check out the release notes for detailed information on changes from the previous version, or the release tour to skip to the interesting bits and pictures. It's probably worth peeking at the errata for known issues and solutions, if you're serious about it.

Mandriva Linux is available as a hefty 4.1GB download with all the stuff needed to set up. The installation CD features KDE desktop and application suite, NVIDIA and ATI proprietary video card drivers, Intel wireless firmware, Adobe Flash and Sun Java browser plugins. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Euro Parliament VOTES to BREAK UP GOOGLE. Er, OK then
It CANNA do it, captain.They DON'T have the POWER!
Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report
NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online
Now you can run your own intelligence agency
Post-Microsoft, post-PC programming: The portable REVOLUTION
Code jockeys: count up and grab your fabulous tablets
Twitter App Graph exposes smartphone spyware feature
You don't want everyone to compile app lists from your fondleware? BAD LUCK
Microsoft: Your Linux Docker containers are now OURS to command
New tool lets admins wrangle Linux apps from Windows
prev story

Whitepapers

Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Why CIOs should rethink endpoint data protection in the age of mobility
Assessing trends in data protection, specifically with respect to mobile devices, BYOD, and remote employees.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Seattle children’s accelerates Citrix login times by 500% with cross-tier insight
Seattle Children’s is a leading research hospital with a large and growing Citrix XenDesktop deployment. See how they used ExtraHop to accelerate launch times.