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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: 56 (201), 6 months: 51 (216), 3 months: 61 (199), 4 weeks: 35 (359), 1 week: 21 (468)

Average visitor rating: 8.15/10 from 33 review(s).


OpenMandriva Summary
Distribution OpenMandriva Lx
Home Page https://openmandriva.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-11-10: Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Alpha 1
 • 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
 • More OpenMandriva releases...

  Headlines:
 •2019-09-30 OpenMandriva compiles Linux with Clang
 •2016-05-12 OpenMandriva uses Clang
 •2016-04-18 OpenMandriva opens build farm
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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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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 (1.2.1.1) 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 (9.15.6) -- -- -- --
chromium (78.0.3904.108) -- -- -- --
cups (2.3.0) 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 (1.45.4) 1.45.2 1.43.7 1.42.13 1.42.8
firefox (70.0.1) -- 57.0 38.0.5 25.0.1
freetype (2.10.1) 2.10.0 2.8.1 2.5.0.1 2.5.0.1
gcc (9.2.0) -- -- -- --
gimp (2.10.14) -- -- -- --
glibc (2.30) 2.29 2.26 2.19 2.18
gnome-shell (3.34.1) -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.7) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.46) -- -- -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02 2.02beta2 2.00
gtk (3.24.12) 3.24.8 3.22.26 3.8.9 3.8.1
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- --
k3b (19.08.3) -- 17.04.0 2.0.3 2.0.2
kmod (26) 26 24 21 15
krita (4.2.7.1) 4.2.1 3.3.1 2.9.4 2.7.2
libreoffice (6.3.3) 6.2.4 5.3.3 4.4.3 4.1.3
linux (5.3.12) 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 (10.4.10) -- 10.1.22 10.0.19 --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) -- -- -- --
mesa (19.2.5) 19.1.0 17.2.3 10.4.7 9.2.3
mysql (8.0.18) -- -- -- 5.5.30
nautilus (3.34.1) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (440.31) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- 3.6.1 -- --
openjdk (13) -- -- -- --
openssh (8.1p1) 8.0p1 7.5p1 6.6p1 6.4p1
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1c 1.0.2m 1.0.1o 1.0.1e
perl (5.30.1) 5.28.2 5.20.3 5.16.3 5.16.3
php (7.3.12) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.17.3) 5.15.5 5.10.5 -- --
postfix (3.4.7) -- -- -- --
postgresql (12.1) -- -- -- --
Python (3.8.0) 3.7.3 3.4.4 2.7.6 2.7.5
qt (5.13.2) 5.12.3 5.8.0 5.4.1 5.1.1
samba (4.11.2) 4.10.4 4.6.9 4.1.17 4.0.6
systemd (243) 242 234 208 208
thunderbird (68.2.2) -- -- -- --
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.7 2.2.4 2.1.6 2.0.7
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.5 1.19.5 1.15.2 1.14.3

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Version: 4.0
Rating: 1
Date: 2019-11-10
Votes: 0


I have just downloaded LX 4.1 znver1 id9385 onto a usb fob.

I ran it on my Linux rig which has Manjaro presently installed. It started to load the live image but as soon as it gets passed the default time out it goes to a black box and will not load to the desktop.

So sadly I am unable to asses the OS further as it will not load.


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Version: 4.0
Rating: 5
Date: 2019-07-24
Votes: 12


Looks nice and runs well, except that I was unable to adjust screen brightness on my laptop, however it would really need more software in its repositories to be useful. As it is I don't see why one would run it: if you like the dnf package manager and the Plasma desktop (which I do), you can run Fedora if you want cutting edge software, or Mageia if you prefer stability, with both of them having much more software to offer. You also have openSUSE which has different, yet similar tools. In my opinion, this project's developers, which are not numerous but seem to be somewhat talented, should rather join another project instead of wasting their time on a distribution which is of little use for the many.


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Version: 4.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-07-09
Votes: 0


Having multiple distributions on my computer and keeping them all updated i must run grub-customer to insure the latest kernel is available on the boot menu. Said to say that it does not run using this distro's version.



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