Mandriva (pronounced "Man-dree-vah"!), the company formerly known as Mandrakesoft, today released Limited Edition 2005, a special new version of its operating system that blends the most up to date popular open source applications, including Firefox 1.0.2, with specific customisations resulting in advanced multimedia, internet and development capabilities. These features include out-of-the-box Webcontent RSS reading and software sound mixing (so multiple applicationscan play sound at once). Limited Edition 2005 is the only Linux systemto allow the trouble-free coexistence of 32-bit and 64-bitapplications.
It also offers enhanced hardware support for removable devices, including the ability to boot from USB keys. Sold exclusively online by Mandriva, this new release is available right now as a download to Mandriva Clubmembers who benefit from privileged as well as discounted access to the companys products. Other customers can purchase the Limited Editions DVD set on Mandriva Store.