The Mandriva developers have released the first (and probably final) release candidate of Mandriva Linux 2006: "Mandriva Linux 2006 RC1 is here!" The long release notes provide all the details, including information about fixes to printing, authentication, boot loader, look and feel, networking and the usual RPM package updates and rebuilds. A total of 283 bugs have been fixed and over 14,000 packages rebuilt. The above page also carries a list of up-to-date mirrors. Download (i386, MD5): Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD.