Mandrakesoft releases Mandrakelinux 10.1 Community: A major milestone in Linux adoption

Mandrakesoft has released Mandrakelinux 10.1 Community, a new and advanced operating system that focuses on hardware support, usability, and performance. The release includes many advances in hardware support, including support for mobile devices such as IntelTM Centrino chipsets, Wi-Fi roaming, and BlueTooth devices. Mandrakelinux also features enhanced laptop support and automatic detection of network printers. The operating system's unique set of configuration tools makes it efficient to work with for advanced users, while new versions of GCC, Kdevelop, and GDB are included in the release. Mandrakelinux 10.1 Community carries both KDE 3.2.3 and GNOME 2.6, making it a friendly face for Linux. Other notable software upgrades include new versions of Mozilla,, and the GIMP 2.0. Mandrakesoft's own package managing system, urpmi, has been updated to version 4.5, and a new C compiler and fine-tuned kernel have improved performance. The release marks a milestone on the way to widespread Linux adoption.