Developers of Mageia, a fork of Mandriva Linux supported by a not-for-profit organization of recognized and elected contributors, have announced the Mageia 2 Release Candidate.
Mageia 2 RC is a testing release for finding bugs, to look out for important missing packages, and most importantly a development platform for the community of Mandriva.
This latest version of Mageia comes with Linux kernel 3.3.4, but the final version will ship with a more recent Linux kernel from the 3.3.x series. It also features a stable version of glibc, 2.14.1.
Mageia 2 RC ships with KDE SC 4.8.2 (Oxygen theme by default), GNOME 3.4.1, and the most up to date LXDE. Most importantly, a lot of other window managers will be available from the default repositories.
A complete list of changes can be found in the official announcement.
Download Mageia 2 RC right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only.