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Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring is coming this April. The planned schedule for the final is April 9. This page provides a run down of the biggest new versions and features that will be coming with Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring.

New and updated software

KDE 3.5.9 and 4.0.1

Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring includes the final release of KDE 3, KDE 3.5.9, as its default desktop environment. This release brings the most successful free software desktop environment series ever to a close with many useful bug fixes, particularly to the kdepim suite (which includes KMail).

The new KDE 4 series is not yet considered quite complete and bug-free enough to become the default desktop for Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring: it will make its debut as the default environment in Mandriva Linux 2009 later this year. However, this revolutionary and impressive new desktop will still be available to Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring users as an optional extra. A full set of KDE 4.0.1 packages will be available in the /contrib repository for Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring, and the entire desktop can be installed simply by installing the task-kde4 package. KDE 4 then becomes available as a choice of desktop from the login screen.

GNOME 2.22

Of course, Mandriva isn't just a KDE distribution. For those who prefer GNOME, 2008 Spring includes the freshest release, GNOME 2.22.

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