Mandriva 2009.0 New Features
Mandriva 2009 has been released and it is centered around a good selection of valuable new features. The release features KDE 4.1 desktop by default, Linux Kernel 2.6.27, X.org 7.3, a new installer, control center and more. Gnome 2.24 was included along with some useful newer applications like OpenOffice 3.0 and Firefox 3.0.
Mandriva 2009.0, as in previous releases, comes in a few different versions. “One” is an installable live CD including the latest proprietary drivers and is available for free. “Powerpack” includes services, support, a wider range of packages included, and third party proprietary apps. The “Free” version includes only open-source or free software.