OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Beta 2 released

The OpenMandriva association has announced release of OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 beta 2, second beta release of upcoming stable OpenMandriva release. OpenMandriva is a free, user friendly operating system initially forked for Mandriva Linux / ROSA Linux.

OpenMandriva is more popular as a cutting edge distribution compiled with LLVM/Clang which provides better optimization at code level and linking level. This will help OpenMandriva to provide a better performance.

The second beta release of OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 has more focus on stability and performance improvement. This release also supports Chinese and Japanese language input via fcitx for the first time. This release also includes latest updates of all KDE packages which will provide a consistent experience.

Source : OpenMandriva blog

Following are some packages included in this development release of OpenMandriva 3.0.
  • KDE Plasma 5.6.5
  • KDE Frameworks 5.23.0
  • KDE Apps 16.04.2
  • Kernel 4.6.2
  • Systemd 230
  • Xorg 1.18.3
  • Mesa 12.0-rc4
  • F2FS support – A filesystem for SSD
In addition to these standard packages, OpenMandriva provides option to choose between VLC and MPV. Alternatively, users can use Plasma Media Center if they prefer to use media center.

OpenMandriva also provides provision to install LXQt with Qupzilla browser, PCManFM and other lightweight packages if they prefer to have a lightweight environment instead of heavy Plasma Desktop.

A release announcement published in OpenMandriva blog can be read as:
This second beta has concentrated on improved stability and performance and now, for the first time, has accommodation for the Chinese and Japanese languages using fcitx to support their input methods.

OpenMandriva is a cutting edge distribution compiled with LLVM/clang. Combined with the high level of optimisation used for both code and linking (by enabling LTO) used in its building, this gives the OpenMandriva desktop an unbelievably crisp response to operations on the KDE Plasma5 desktop which makes it a pleasure to use.

The latest release of all the KDE apps is there to support the desktop and help give you a consistent feel.
Download OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Beta 2

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