MandrakeSoft Releases Mandrake Linux 8.2

By Timothy R. Butler | Posted at 6:05 PM

Linux distributor and services company MandrakeSoft SA unveiled the final release of Mandrake Linux 8.2 today. The release, code named “bluebird,” promises to bring Linux on to the business desktop with its well-polished user interface and robust administration tools.

Updated software in this release include the Linux kernel 2.4.18, KDE 2.2.2 (and KDE 3 RC 2), Samba 2.2.3, and XFree86 4.2. Additionally, the new release brings with it new administration tools such as RFBDrake, which assists in setting up the ability to remotely access your workstation's GUI.

In the announcement on MandrakeSoft's web site, Mandrake's CEO, Jacques Le Marois, commented “Mandrake Linux has long been the preferred Linux distribution for individuals, but Mandrake 8.2 marks a new step in our penetration of the corporate environment. The features and unparalleled ease of use make 8.2 an incredibly efficient and affordable alternative to UNIX and Windows 2000”

You can find out more about the new Mandrake Linux 8.2 in our review of the beta from last month, or by reading the announcement< /a> at MandrakeSoft's site.