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Mandriva Linux 2006 ISO Images Available

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Some five weeks after the formal release of Mandriva Linux 2006 to members of the Mandriva Club, the CD and DVD images of the "Free" edition (i.e. containing GPL software only) are now also available for free download. Mandriva Linux 2006 is built on top of the Linux kernel 2.6.12 and includes a development version of the X.Org X window system (version 6.9), together with the two most popular desktop environments - KDE (3.4.2) and GNOME (2.10.1), as well as the usual range of desktop and server software.

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