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OpenMandriva Lx

Last Update: 2019-06-16 10:27 UTC


The OpenMandriva distribution is a full-featured Linux desktop and server, sponsored by the OpenMandriva Association. It was based on ROSA, a Russian Linux distribution project which forked Mandriva Linux in 2012, incorporating many of Mandriva's original tools and utilities and adding in-house enhancements. The goal of OpenMandriva is to facilitate the creation, improvement, promotion and distribution of free and open-source software in general, and OpenMandriva projects in particular.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 82 (138), 6 months: 51 (215), 3 months: 53 (215), 4 weeks: 45 (252), 1 week: 23 (500)

Average visitor rating: 8.45/10 from 29 review(s).


OpenMandriva Summary
Distribution OpenMandriva Lx
Home Page https://openmandriva.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2019-06-16: Distribution Release: OpenMandriva Lx 4.0
 • 2019-05-12: Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 RC
 • 2019-02-09: Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 Beta
 • 2018-12-25: Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 Alpha 1
 • 2017-11-22: Distribution Release: OpenMandriva Lx 3.03
 • 2017-06-20: Distribution Release: OpenMandriva Lx 3.02
 • 2016-12-25: Distribution Release: OpenMandriva Lx 3.01
 • 2016-08-13: Distribution Release: OpenMandriva Lx 3.0
 • 2016-07-19: Development Release: OpenMandriva 3.0 RC1
 • 2016-06-27: Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Beta 2
 • 2016-04-07: Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 3 Beta 1
 • 2015-06-30: Distribution Release: OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2
 • More OpenMandriva releases...

  Headlines:
 •2016-05-12 OpenMandriva uses Clang
 •2016-04-18 OpenMandriva opens build farm
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Feature 4.0 3.03 2014.2 2013.0
Release Date 2019-06-16 2017-11-21 2015-06-29 2013-11-22
End Of Life       2014-08
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2500-2600 2100-2200    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE KDE
Package Management RPM RPM5 RPM5 RPM5
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support cn,jp cn,jp    
Full Package List 4.0 3.03 2014.2 2013.0
Package 4.0 3.03 2014.2 2013.0
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.9 1.1.5 1.0.29 1.0.27.2
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 5.0 4.4.12 4.3 4.2
bind (9.15.0) -- -- -- --
chromium (75.0.3770.90) -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.11) 2.2.11 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.7.0
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.2.8 4.2.5
e2fsprogs (1.45.2) 1.45.2 1.43.7 1.42.13 1.42.8
firefox (67.0.2) -- 57.0 38.0.5 25.0.1
freetype (2.10.0) 2.10.0 2.8.1 2.5.0.1 2.5.0.1
gcc (9.1.0) -- -- -- --
gimp (2.10.12) -- -- -- --
glibc (2.29) 2.29 2.26 2.19 2.18
gnome-shell (3.32.2) -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.5) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02 2.02beta2 2.00
gtk (3.24.8) 3.24.8 3.22.26 3.8.9 3.8.1
httpd (2.4.39) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- --
k3b (19.04.2) -- 17.04.0 2.0.3 2.0.2
kmod (26) 26 24 21 15
krita (4.2.1) 4.2.1 3.3.1 2.9.4 2.7.2
libreoffice (6.2.4) 6.2.4 5.3.3 4.4.3 4.1.3
linux (5.1.10) 5.1.9 4.13.12 3.18.16 3.11.8
Package 4.0 3.03 2014.2 2013.0
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.15) -- 10.1.22 10.0.19 --
mate-desktop (1.22.0) -- -- -- --
mesa (19.1.0) 19.1.0 17.2.3 10.4.7 9.2.3
mysql (8.0.16) -- -- -- 5.5.30
nautilus (3.32.1) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (430.26) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- 3.6.1 -- --
openjdk (12.0.1) -- -- -- --
openssh (8.0p1) 8.0p1 7.5p1 6.6p1 6.4p1
openssl (1.1.1c) 1.1.1c 1.0.2m 1.0.1o 1.0.1e
perl (5.30.0) 5.28.2 5.20.3 5.16.3 5.16.3
php (7.3.6) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.16.0) 5.15.5 5.10.5 -- --
postfix (3.4.5) -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.3) -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.3) 3.7.3 3.4.4 2.7.6 2.7.5
qt (5.12.4) 5.12.3 5.8.0 5.4.1 5.1.1
samba (4.10.4) 4.10.4 4.6.9 4.1.17 4.0.6
systemd (242) 242 234 208 208
thunderbird (60.7.1) -- -- -- --
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.7.1) 3.0.7 2.2.4 2.1.6 2.0.7
xfdesktop (4.12.5) -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.5 1.19.5 1.15.2 1.14.3

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
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Version: 4.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-06-17
Votes: 0


The previous reviewer is looking for things that aren't there, but that do have alternatives -- OpenMandriva does have a graphical package manager (it's dnfdragora, not synaptic), OpenMandriva does have firewall tools (using firewalld rather than gufw), and you can absolutely do anything to change the look. (Probably trying to do something the Unity or Gnome way in KDE? KDE can do everything they can do and then some, but you find the tools in different places.)

I'm not missing anything, and I haven't even enabled the "unsupported" repositories yet.

I'm on 4.0-rc right now and am currently downloading 4.0 final - can't wait (even though the updates to 4.0-rc probably already match 4.0 final).


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Version: 4.0-rc
Rating: 7
Date: 2019-05-16
Votes: 0


I am sorry - but I miss to much: no synaptic paket manager, no telegram messenger, and even no gufw -firewall to find - and that is only the things that I miss much. I will not tell everything that should be there - because this is a question of taste - but whats wery bad is you cannot click on the software point and cannot select the the things that normaly can be used to make the look smoother ...but I think this is just a test for looking who needs what....
the mandriva that I once knew was very elegant in design - but these things can come later - its the make-up




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Version: 4.0-beta
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-04-07
Votes: 0


Heard of it for the first time at EuroLLVM 2019, and immediately tried out this clang-built distro. So far looks great. Obviously I'm biased towards its toolchain, but it does seem snappier and the UI seems to be more logical than Ubuntu's.


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