The Linux world received two exciting announcements recently. Two popular distributions have released alphas of their next versions. Fedora 18 Alpha "offers a preview of some of the best free and open-source technology currently under development" and Mandriva 2012 Alpha sports "quality closer to what one would expect from a RC."
Mandriva 2012 Alpha
Per Øyvind Karlsen announced the release of Mandriva 2012 Alpha yesterday on the Cooker mailing list, archived here. In it Karlsen said they would most likely skip the planned Alpha 2 because the quality of this alpha is so high. Some of the highlights of this release include:
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