February 24th, 2006
So, the wraps are off the Secret Project – it’s Mandriva Linux One, the first beta of which is on mirrors (in /devel/iso/2006.0) now. It’s basically an installable live CD, in the vein of PCLinuxOS etc. I tested it out in VMware today and it works amazingly well for a first beta – scarily fast, too. It’s got a nice set of apps and it’s built on the latest 2006 Community, which means it’s got a lot of fixes for bugs that were in the original 2006 release (X.org stuff, Kat stuff etc), so it’ll be a nice thing to have out there in a month or two while the other distros are going through their release cycles. Go try out the beta, it’s nice.