Mandrakelinux 10.0 provides the new Linux 2.6 kernel as the default kernel for greatly enhanced performance and scalability. For those deploying Mandrakelinux 10.0 as servers, the new Linux kernel increases the number of unique users and groups from 65,000 to over 4 billion, with 1 billion concurrent processes on a single system. Server deployments also benefit from interoperability with MS-Windows® systems thanks to enhanced support of Windows’ Logical Disk Manager and new read/write NTFS support. The desktop user’s experience is greatly enhanced with notable improvements in ease of use and reliability, plus impressive system responsiveness gains. Additional benefits include hyperthreading capabilities, major I/O performance improvements under various workloads, better support of and multimedia devices, as well as greater support for laptops with software support for ‘suspend to disk’ functionality. Additionally, Mandrakelinux 10.0 includes the Native POSIX Threads Library (NPTL) for maximum threading performance. – Server capabilities have been enhanced with the integration of Linux kernel 2.6, Samba 3.0, MySQL 4.0.18, PostqreSQL 7.4.1, Apache2, extended hardware support, and a new Mandrakeonline update service. – The desktop experience has been enhanced with numerous improvements including a new Mandrakegalaxy 2 desktop theme, new menu organization, and a new Mandrakelinux Control Center to make this release even more friendly and easy to use than ever. Additionally, ‘Magicdev’ has been added — Magicdev provides dynamic CD support for launching appropriate applications when a CD or DVD is inserted into a drive. Mandrakelinux 10.0 provides KDE 3.2 and GNOME 2.4 as default desktop environments, plus an impressive variety of Office applications such as the famous OpenOffice.org 1.1 office suite, which is compatible with Microsoft® Office® documents