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Mandriva Linux 2010 is on the road

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Work on Mandriva Linux 2010 release has already started for some weeks now. Final planning is finally out, you will find all details below. So first milestone is planned for 18th of june.

Mandriva Linux 2010 planning:

2010 specifications are on the way and will be stored in svn. pdf file will be provided in wiki as during next week. This new coming release was also a good opportunity to launch Mandriva IdeasAs. This new web tool is dedicated to Mandriva community. Any user can easily submit proposal. It’s all free, you just need to register and get a Mandriva account.

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