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OpenMandriva Lx

Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:03 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: 85 (140), 6 months: 90 (137), 3 months: 108 (106), 4 weeks: 115 (94), 1 week: 104 (96)

Average visitor rating: 8.15/10 from 20 review(s).


OpenMandriva Summary
Distribution OpenMandriva Lx
Home Page http://openmandriva.org/
Mailing Lists http://ml.openmandriva.org/
User Forums http://forums.openmandriva.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://wiki.openmandriva.org/
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Download Mirrors https://www.openmandriva.org/downloadLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker http://issues.openmandriva.org/
Related Websites OpenMandriva Turkey
Reviews 3.x: DarkDuckLinuxBSDosDistroWatch
2014: DistroWatchHectic GeekLinux EXPRES (Czech) • LinuxBSDosDistroWatchBlogspotHectic GeekGaël Duval's Blog
2013: DistroWatchLinuxBSDosBlogspotNavy Christian
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2015-04-24: Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 3 Alpha
 • 2015-02-04: Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 3 Pre-Alpha
 • 2014-09-26: Distribution Release: OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1
 • 2014-05-01: Distribution Release: OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0
 • More OpenMandriva releases...

  Headlines:
 •2016-05-12 OpenMandriva uses Clang
 •2016-04-18 OpenMandriva opens build farm
 • More OpenMandriva headlines...

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Feature 3.03 2014.2 2013.0
Release Date 2017-11-21 2015-06-29 2013-11-22
End Of Life     2014-08
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2100-2200    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE KDE
Package Management RPM5 RPM5 RPM5
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support cn,jp    
Full Package List 3.03 2014.2 2013.0
Package 3.03 2014.2 2013.0
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.5 1.0.29 1.0.27.2
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4.12 4.3 4.2
bind (9.12.1) -- -- --
chromium (66.0.3359.117) -- -- --
cups (2.2.7) 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.7.0
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.2.8 4.2.5
e2fsprogs (1.44.1) 1.43.7 1.42.13 1.42.8
firefox (59.0.2) 57.0 38.0.5 25.0.1
freetype (2.9) 2.8.1 2.5.0.1 2.5.0.1
gcc (7.3.0) -- -- --
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- --
glibc (2.27) 2.26 2.19 2.18
gnome-shell (3.28.0) -- -- --
gnucash (3.0) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.39) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta2 2.00
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.26 3.8.9 3.8.1
httpd (2.4.33) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- --
k3b (18.04.0) 17.04.0 2.0.3 2.0.2
kmod (25) 24 21 15
krita (4.0.1)      
libreoffice (6.0.3) 5.3.3 4.4.3 4.1.3
linux (4.16.4) 4.13.12 3.18.16 3.11.8
Package 3.03 2014.2 2013.0
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.14) 10.1.22 10.0.19 --
mate-desktop (1.20.1) -- -- --
mesa (18.0.1) 17.2.3 10.4.7 9.2.3
mysql (8.0.11) -- -- 5.5.30
nautilus (3.28.1) -- -- --
NVIDIA (390.48) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- --
openjdk (9.0.4) -- -- --
openssh (7.7p1) 7.5p1 6.6p1 6.4p1
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.0.2m 1.0.1o 1.0.1e
perl (5.26.2) 5.20.3 5.16.3 5.16.3
php (7.2.5) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.12.4) 5.10.5 -- --
postfix (3.3.0) -- -- --
postgresql (10.3) -- -- --
Python (3.6.5) 3.4.4 2.7.6 2.7.5
qt (5.10.1) 5.8.0 5.4.1 5.1.1
samba (4.8.0) 4.6.9 4.1.17 4.0.6
systemd (238) 234 208 208
thunderbird (52.7.0) -- -- --
vim (8.0) 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.2) 2.2.4 2.1.6 2.0.7
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.19.5 1.15.2 1.14.3

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Version: 3.03
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-04-19
Votes: 0


I think this distro is best. It is more updated than ROSA Linux. Beautiful interface.


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Version: 3.03
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-04-03
Votes: 3


Excellent distro!
OpenMandriva is easy to use and to config.


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Version: 3.03
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-01-08
Votes: 7


Up until recently, I was a dissatisfied Windows user - so last year I tried switching to Ubuntu. Didn't like it, it felt like it's different for the sake of being different, not giving me the things I liked in Windows.
I wasn't impressed and switched back to Windows after a while. But it just made me want to try something else again. I don't want to pay thousands extra for Apple hardware, so I looked at other Linux options and tried OpenMandriva.
I haven't gone back and am not planning to - this is what an OS should be like - it's like Windows where Windows is good, and goes its own way on most of the things that made me want to get off Windows (stability, development environment, software installation, viruses, ...).


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