The second beta release of Mageia 1 is now available for downloads and testing. What’s new? Lots of bug fixes and software updates. Linux kernel 22.214.171.124, LibreOffice 126.96.36.199, KDE 4.6.2, Firefox 4.0, Chromium browser 12.0.742.0 and many others. We froze the software package versions last week. This means that no new, big, upstream code changes will be accepted in Mageia until our final release in June; then we will re-open the doors. We will now focus on fixing and reducing our bug lists and refining and polishing the user experience. We are setting up our security team so it’s ready for the final release.