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Despite ongoing financial woes, Mandriva Linux developers have delivered the latest version of this popular desktop Linux operating system. Mandriva Linux 2010.2 is the latest in a long line of Mandriva releases from the company that used to be known as Mandrake Linux, and it every bit as user-friendly as promised.
One of the major features in this release of Mandriva is the so-called "smart desktop." The idea behind the smart desktop is that users have so much data on their PCs that the traditional file and folder metaphor for organising data is no longer useful. In its place users need a system for searching, finding and archiving data no matter whether they are files, folders, documents, videos or emails. The smart desktop is designed to run across the entire system and allow users to group information by projects. Using the smart desktop users can add notes, tags and comments to files as well to help them navigate their information store.
The smart desktop is not a brand new addition to Mandriva and was introduced a couple of releases ago but it now has a number of improvements.