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Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring: Here Comes The Spring

Friday March 23 2007

Mandriva, the global Linux distributor, is pleased to announce the upcoming release of its new distribution: Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring. Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring will provide up-to-date and freshly released open source software.

What is the key innovation of Spring?

The breakthrough technology presented last January during the Solutions Linux event in Paris: Metisse, an innovative window management technology. Unlike the widely known 3D-accelerated desktops with the ?cube? effect and other visual enhancements, Metisse offers an innovative way to manage windows: only the windows move, making the possible variations endless! Metisse is not a 3D-accelerated desktop but a Human-Computer Interface (HCI) technology that revolutionizes the user experience.

Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring also provides the newest versions of the Compiz and Beryl 3D-accelerated desktops.

Together, Metisse, Compiz and Beryl - with the convenient Mandriva configuration tool - make Mandriva Linux the most up-to-date distribution as far as the graphical environment is concerned. Mandriva's integration work renders Metisse available for all, for an enhanced user experience.

Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring will be available in five editions

Five different flavours of Mandriva Linux will be available:

  • Free : the purely free Mandriva Linux

  • One : the live/install CD

  • Discovery: for Linux beginners

  • Powerpack: for advanced users

  • Powerpack+: for small businesses

Mandriva Linux Discovery is the distribution designed for beginners. Everything in it is designed to make Linux simple: easy and quick installation, auto-configuration and extended compatibility. Discovery provides users with all they need for office work, Internet and multimedia tasks. It's easy and reliable - join in!

Mandriva Linux Powerpack includes more advanced features such as the possibility to implement virtualization and manage networks quickly and easily. It offers many choices in software for GNOME and KDEdesktops, advanced configuration tools, environment customization, development and editing tools, and also outstanding studio applications to create digital music, games or even movies! Make the difference!

Mandriva Linux Powerpack+ is dedicated to making life easier for small business owners. It offers high security, an extensive range of desktop applications, server and administrative tools, simplified data-sharing tools, client follow-up tools, collaborative teamwork tools, simple IT management and more. Dare to change!

Be sure to check out the upcoming release of Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring to discover a new user experience!

About Mandriva

Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of the popular Mandriva Linux operating system, one of the most full-featured and easy to use Linux systems. The company offers its enterprise, government, and educational customers a complete range of GNU/Linux and open source software and related services. Mandriva products are available in more than 140 countries through dedicated channels and also from Mandriva Store, the company's online store. Born in 1998, the company has offices in the United States, France and Brazil. More information on mandriva.com

Press contacts:


  • CĂ©line Harrand - celine.harrand@mandriva.com

  • Emilie Ngo-van Do - engovando@mandriva.com

  • Guillaume Martin - gmartin@mandriva.com