The second pre-release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring is now available. This alpha 2 version concentrates on updating to the major desktop components of the distribution, including KDE 4.2 RC 1, GNOME 2.25.4, Xfce 4.6 Beta 4, X.org server 1.5, Python 2.6.1
Alpha 2 proposes also a complete rewriting of msec, the security framework of Mandriva Linux, which allows even beginners to configure a secure system. Together with msec some improvements in diskdrake tool including ext4 in available file system and better labels management.
This release is available only in the DVD and dual arch CD Free edition with a traditional installer and no proprietary applications; beta version will add the live CD One edition with proprietary drivers. Please help test this second pre-release and report bugs to Mandriva.