European software company Mandriva has released the 2009 update to its flagship Linux distribution.
Mandriva Linux 2009 claims to provide the most advanced and easy-to-use Linux operating system available and ships the KDE 4.1 desktop environment and Linux kernel 2.6.27.
The Powerpack edition features an updated set of commercial applications, including audio and video codecs from Fluendo, image manipulation with LightZone, VMware's virtualisation, and applications from Google.
To ease installation, the graphical installer has been overhauled and the online software updater has been improved.
Mandriva 2009 also claims "easy, 100% graphical synchronisation" with mobile devices running Windows Mobile 2002, 2003, 5 and 6, all Blackberry devices, and many Nokia devices.