A little less than three weeks ago, the Mandriva team announced the official release of Mandriva 2009.0. I downloaded the “One” live disc the other day, and, after a few minor issues (a blank screen on boot and some issues getting my hard drives backed up) I got the OS installed tonight.
At first glance, the new version looks nice. It will be interesting to see if Mandriva’s decision to hold off on KDE4 until this release will prove wiser than the inclusion of KDE4 in OpenSuSE’s previous version. I haven’t really kept track of what improvements have been made to KDE4 over the last six or eight months, but I am hoping they are significant.