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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
After a long and anxious month of delays, Mandriva finally released their 2010.1 Spring update with lots of goodies for all. In related news, PCLinuxos, a derivative of Mandriva, released what they've dubbed their Quarterly ISO updates in several flavors.
Mandriva 2010.1 Spring
With talk of closed doors and hints of acquisition then release delays of over a month, many Mandriva users were rightly nervous if the Spring update would ever arrive. It did. After a press release stating that Mandriva would be saved by partnerships and restructuring, Mandriva 2010.1 Spring codenamed ‘Farman’ was announced.
This release brings one-click encryption, expanded parental controls, and improvements to the Smart Desktop system. Main applications that have been updated include GNOME 2.30.1, KDE 4.4.3, Firefox 3.6.6, and OpenOffice.Org 3.2.1. But there are issues.