Mandriva Limited Edition 2005 is the ideal product for Linux users who need the most up-to-date and exciting features at the earliest opportunity, without sacrificing stability and performance.
The Limited Edition 2005 is built to increase and optimize performance: it has been designed with x86-64 technology in mind and has support for dual-core technology, allowing the use of the most powerful applications on advanced new processors.
Special optimizations also enhance the overall speed delivered by the system. For instance, KDE is 10% faster, thanks to special tuning by Mandriva!
The Limited Edition 2005 also provides better support for removable devices such as digital cameras, CD-ROM drives and USB keys through immediate detection of devices as they are plugged in, and by allowing you to boot the installation from a USB key. Additionally, this release offers full support for Adaptec Host RAID controllers (RAID, SCSI, SATA) and extended recognition for the most recent flat screen monitors, including widescreen resolutions. Additionally, the support of the XBox console will certainly appeal to gamers and enthusiasts!
Also available is DKMS which allows kernel modules to be dynamically built for each kernel on your system in a simplified and organized fashion.
•Linux kernel 126.96.36.199
•KDE 3.3.2 (with some backports from version 3.4, including kpdf)
•The GIMP 2.2
•Cdrecord 2.01.01a21 (with DVD+R dual-layer support)
•and many more...