Mandrakesoft Releases Latest Version of Leading Linux Operating System

Mandrakesoft has announced the release of Mandrakelinux 10.1 Official, the latest version of its leading Linux Operating System. Notable new features include extended support for mobile devices, better hardware compatibility, and major application upgrades.

The value-added packs (Discovery, PowerPack and PowerPack+) are available now for pre-orders and through the Mandrakeclub on-line service. Mandrakelinux 10.1 Official features out-of-the-box support for Intel's Centrino Chips, an extremely widespread mobility solution on laptops. Laptops themselves are better supported, with Mandrakelinux being the first Linux OS to enable easy advanced power management. Wi-Fi users will be delighted to learn that roaming is now a feature - Mandrakelinux will detect and remember access points. And it is now possible to use BlueTooth devices with your Mandrakelinux PC - which concerns many cell phones and PDAs.

Mandrakelinux 10.1 Official carries both Gnome 2.6 and a very stable KDE 3.2.3 (with KDE 3.3 being offered as an option), two excellent desktop environments. Other notable new versions of software include a new version of the Mozilla web browser and the Gimp image editing program. The configuration and administration tools are now more complete and even easier to use. Mandrakelinux's package management software (urpmi) has been updated to version 4.5, which helps make the system more coherent as a whole. All those new pieces have been thoroughly tested through the recent release of Mandrakelinux 10.1 Community. The technical infrastructure has also changed quite a bit. This new version is based on a more recent, fine-tuned kernel, a new compiler and a new device manager. Mandrakesoft will release three new products based on Mandrakelinux 10.1 Official: Discovery, PowerPack and PowerPack+.

The three packs include documentation and various services. Mandrakelinux 10.1 Official packs will be available for retail worldwide in mid-November. They can be ordered now from Mandrakestore, the company's online store. Mandrakeclub members have download access to Mandrakelinux 10.1 Official. Public access to Mandrakelinux 10.1