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OpenMandriva Lx

Last Update: 2019-02-09 22:39 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: 105 (102), 6 months: 99 (127), 3 months: 65 (182), 4 weeks: 50 (254), 1 week: 13 (694)

Average visitor rating: 8.36/10 from 25 review(s).


OpenMandriva Summary
Distribution OpenMandriva Lx
Home Page http://openmandriva.org/
Mailing Lists http://ml.openmandriva.org/
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Documentation http://wiki.openmandriva.org/
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Reviews 3.x: DarkDuckLinuxBSDosDistroWatch
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2019-02-09: Development Release: OpenMandriva 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
 • 2015-04-24: Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 3 Alpha
 • 2015-02-04: Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 3 Pre-Alpha
 • More OpenMandriva releases...

  Headlines:
 •2016-05-12 OpenMandriva uses Clang
 •2016-04-18 OpenMandriva opens build farm
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Feature 4.0-beta 3.03 2014.2 2013.0
Release Date 2019-02-09 2017-11-21 2015-06-29 2013-11-22
End Of Life       2014-08
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2000-2100 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-beta 3.03 2014.2 2013.0
Package 4.0-beta 3.03 2014.2 2013.0
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.8) 1.1.8 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 (9.13.6) -- -- -- --
chromium (72.0.3626.109) -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.10) 2.2.10 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.7.0
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.2.8 4.2.5
e2fsprogs (1.44.5) 1.44.5 1.43.7 1.42.13 1.42.8
firefox (65.0.1) 65.0 57.0 38.0.5 25.0.1
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9.1 2.8.1 2.5.0.1 2.5.0.1
gcc (8.2.0) -- -- -- --
gimp (2.10.8) -- -- -- --
glibc (2.29) 2.28 2.26 2.19 2.18
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.4) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02 2.02beta2 2.00
gtk+ (3.24.5) 3.24.2 3.22.26 3.8.9 3.8.1
httpd (2.4.38) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- --
k3b (18.12.2) 18.11.90 17.04.0 2.0.3 2.0.2
kmod (26) 25 24 21 15
krita (4.1.7) 4.1.7.101 3.3.1 2.9.4 2.7.2
libreoffice (6.2.0) 6.2.0 5.3.3 4.4.3 4.1.3
linux (4.20.10) 4.19.8 4.13.12 3.18.16 3.11.8
Package 4.0-beta 3.03 2014.2 2013.0
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.12) 10.3.9 10.1.22 10.0.19 --
mate-desktop (1.20.4) -- -- -- --
mesa (18.3.3) 18.3.1 17.2.3 10.4.7 9.2.3
mysql (8.0.15) -- -- -- 5.5.30
nautilus (3.30.5) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (415.27) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 -- --
openjdk (11.0.1) -- -- -- --
openssh (7.9p1) 7.9p1 7.5p1 6.6p1 6.4p1
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.1.1a 1.0.2m 1.0.1o 1.0.1e
perl (5.28.1) 5.28.1 5.20.3 5.16.3 5.16.3
php (7.3.2) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.15.0) 5.14.90 5.10.5 -- --
postfix (3.3.2) -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.2) -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.2) 3.7.2 3.4.4 2.7.6 2.7.5
qt (5.12.1) 5.12.0 5.8.0 5.4.1 5.1.1
samba (4.9.4) 4.9.4 4.6.9 4.1.17 4.0.6
systemd (241) 240.20190114 234 208 208
thunderbird (60.5.1) -- -- -- --
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.6) 3.0.6 2.2.4 2.1.6 2.0.7
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.20.3 1.19.5 1.15.2 1.14.3

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
8.4
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Version: 3.03
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-01-13
Votes: 1


I have been using OpenMandriva Lx since the beginning for my daily use. I'm not a gamer and I don't know if it's better than other distros or not. It simply adapts to my needs and can operate for several days or even weeks without rebooting except in case of intensive use, especially when I launch Virtualbox. It seems there's been a memory leak in recent months.
So far, I reinstall the system only when I upgrade to a new major version.
I have not yet tested the latest version 4.0-alpha.
jcl


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 3.03
Rating: 7
Date: 2018-11-03
Votes: 2


First time I used it (~a year ago) I noticed a bug that is still there, namely, that the Broadcom WiFi drivers DKMS package fails to build properly (https://forum.openmandriva.org/t/dkms-broadcom-wl-a-missing-file-dkms-was-expecting-and-erroneous-sed-command/1550). Their development team is fairly small, so some issues simply don't get fixed in a timely manner. If your hardware is the same as what they use all should be fine, but otherwise you're at the mercy of dumb luck.

Otherwise I found it usable, although I'd probably the Mandriva fork Mageia instead just for stability's sake.


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 3.03
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-08-20
Votes: 5


A decent distro that deserves some more likes.

I found this distro after testing Mageia and ROSA, and found that OpenMandriva has what i wanted. For one this has more recent versions of applications, and works with Netflix using firefox out-of-the box, no need to install other browsers just for this purpose.

The Welcome screen is also a good additions, with helpful startup applications like codecs, and useful links.

Some quirks already states is that since this is a fixed release, the iso is quite dated and updates will take a long while.

I use openmandriva for daily use for about a week now, usage includes manually compiling applications and some development stuff. It not hard to find dependencies from urpmi or rpmdrake.

I recommend this even for new users and those who wants to continue what mandrake started...


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