Mandriva fights through money woes, releases 2010 Spring

Reprieved from financial troubles with fresh investments, Mandriva released the final Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring. The latest stable release is touted for offering faster boot times, enhanced “Smart Desktop” file-organization technology, easier printer and wireless configuration, and updates including GNOME 2.30.1 and KDE 4.4.3, says Mandriva.

The delayed, July release of the biannual Mandriva desktop distro, which shipped in its initial 2010 fall release last November, and in a 2009 spring release in April 2009, appears to stem in part from the company’s troubled financial situation.

In May, the Paris, France-based firm, which calls itself “the leading European publisher of Linux solutions,” announced it was up for sale due to a deteriorating financial situation. On June 23, as reported by The H, drawing from a story in LeMagIT, Mandriva announced it was staying intact with the help of new investments from undisclosed sources.

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