Originally Published: Tuesday, 25 April 2000 Author: Jeff Alami
Published to: Headline News/Distributions Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Beta of Linux-Mandrake 7.1 Available for Download and Testing

A beta version of the upcoming version 7.1 of the Linux-Mandrake distribution is now available from MandrakeSoft.

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A beta version of the upcoming version 7.1 of the Linux-Mandrake distribution is now available from MandrakeSoft. Several new features have been slated for the new release, including:
  • Enhanced USB support
  • Support for i810-based video cards
  • ATA 66 (UDMA 66) interface
  • DrakX graphic installation procedure has been improved to ease installation it now fully handles multi-CD installation
  • If Windows is also on the computer, DrakFont gives the user access to his Windows fonts under Linux.
  • DrakBoot allows for easy graphical configuration of boot loader (lilo and grub)
  • PrinterDrake (printer configuration) now supports more printer types and options.
  • All Helix Code GNOME improvements incorporated
  • New menu system. Menus now look the same under all graphical environments and updates automatically when new packages are installed.
  • Modified Qt library (foundation of KDE applications) supporting Chinese
  • Now includes brand new XFree 4.0 servers, with new modular architecture.
  • For professional environments, now shipping ReiserFS, a new journalized file system.
The beta, codenamed "Hydrogen," can be downloaded at Linux-Mandrake's Web site. Note that this is a beta version, so it's still experimental, but it's a great way to see where Linux distributions are headed.




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