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Mandriva Linux 2006.1-0.3 (Beta): a Bad Joke?!

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The public beta of Mandriva Linux 2006.1 (0.3) for x86 (32-bit), released on Dec. 26, looked appalling to me.

The standard CD version includes 3 CDs plus a Live CD. It's supposed to come with:

X.Org 6.9 final
KDE 3.5.0
GNOME 2.12
OpenOffice.org 2.0.0.
and a lot of improvements.

I was very interested on the progress Mandriva's having on the GNOME part, albeit it's primarily a KDE distro.

I got the ISO files from ftp://mandrake.mirrors.pair.com/Mandrakelinux/devel/iso/2006.1/i586/

Another good mirror is:
ftp://ftp.belnet.be/packages/mandrakelinux/devel/iso/2006.1/i586/

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