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OpenMandriva Lx

Last Update: 2020-02-02 06:19 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.

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Average visitor rating: 7.89/10 from 44 review(s).


OpenMandriva Summary
Distribution OpenMandriva Lx
Home Page https://www.openmandriva.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2020-02-02: Distribution Release: OpenMandriva Lx 4.1
 • 2020-01-29: Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 RC
 • 2020-01-10: Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Beta
 • 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
 • More OpenMandriva releases...

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 •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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Feature 4.1 4.0 3.03 2014.2 2013.0
Release Date 2020-02-01 2019-06-16 2017-11-21 2015-06-29 2013-11-22
End Of Life         2014-08
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2600-2700 2500-2600 2100-2200    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE KDE
Package Management RPM RPM RPM5 RPM5 RPM5
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64
Init Software systemd 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 ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support cn,jp cn,jp cn,jp    
Full Package List 4.1 4.0 3.03 2014.2 2013.0
Package 4.1 4.0 3.03 2014.2 2013.0
abiword (3.0.4) -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.2) 1.2.1.2 1.1.9 1.1.5 1.0.29 1.0.27.2
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 5.0 5.0 4.4.12 4.3 4.2
bind (9.17.1) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (83.0.4103.61) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.3.3) 2.2.12 2.2.11 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.7.0
dhcp (4.4.2) 4.4.2 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.2.8 4.2.5
e2fsprogs (1.45.6) 1.45.5 1.45.2 1.43.7 1.42.13 1.42.8
firefox (77.0.1) -- -- 57.0 38.0.5 25.0.1
freetype (2.10.2) 2.10.1 2.10.0 2.8.1 2.5.0.1 2.5.0.1
gcc (10.1.0) -- -- -- -- --
gimp (2.10.18) -- -- -- -- --
glibc (2.31) 2.30 2.29 2.26 2.19 2.18
gnome-shell (3.36.3) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.10) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.47) -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.04) 2.04 2.02 2.02 2.02beta2 2.00
gtk (3.24.20) 3.24.13 3.24.8 3.22.26 3.8.9 3.8.1
httpd (2.4.43) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (1.0) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (20.04.1) -- -- 17.04.0 2.0.3 2.0.2
kmod (27) 26 26 24 21 15
krita (4.2.9) 4.2.8.1 4.2.1 3.3.1 2.9.4 2.7.2
libreoffice (6.4.4) 6.4.0 6.2.4 5.3.3 4.4.3 4.1.3
linux (5.7) 5.5 5.1.9 4.13.12 3.18.16 3.11.8
Package 4.1 4.0 3.03 2014.2 2013.0
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.4.13) -- -- 10.1.22 10.0.19 --
mate-desktop (1.24.0) -- -- -- -- --
mesa (20.1.0) 19.3.3 19.1.0 17.2.3 10.4.7 9.2.3
mysql (8.0.20) -- -- -- -- 5.5.30
nautilus (3.36.3) -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (440.82) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- 3.6.1 -- --
openjdk (14.0.1) -- -- -- -- --
openssh (8.3p1) 8.1p1 8.0p1 7.5p1 6.6p1 6.4p1
openssl (1.1.1g) 1.1.1c 1.1.1c 1.0.2m 1.0.1o 1.0.1e
perl (5.30.3) 5.30.1 5.28.2 5.20.3 5.16.3 5.16.3
php (7.4.6) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.18.5) 5.17.5 5.15.5 5.10.5 -- --
postfix (3.5.2) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (12.3) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.8.3) 3.8.1 3.7.3 3.4.4 2.7.6 2.7.5
qt (5.15.0) 5.14.1 5.12.3 5.8.0 5.4.1 5.1.1
samba (4.12.3) 4.11.6 4.10.4 4.6.9 4.1.17 4.0.6
systemd (245) 244 242 234 208 208
thunderbird (68.8.1) -- -- -- -- --
vim (8.2) 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.9.2) 3.0.8 3.0.7 2.2.4 2.1.6 2.0.7
xfdesktop (4.14.2) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.8) 1.20.7 1.20.5 1.19.5 1.15.2 1.14.3

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Version: 4.1
Rating: 7
Date: 2020-05-31
Votes: 0


I've been experimenting with this distro for a few days now and, by and large, found it quite impressive. The Falkon browser is a nice touch. There's even a Windows 7 theme to make users transferring from Microsoft feel more comfortable. That said, I don't think this is a distro suitable for newbies to Linux. The learning curve is much steeper than with Ubuntu or Mint etc.

But now for my major gripe. Another reviewer pointed out that his laptop(s) had become really hot running OpenMandriva. I'm running this distro on an old Windows 7 desktop PC and the noise from the cooling fan is horrendous! As an experiment, I switched back to Mint and immediately the noise level dropped. This is a bit of show-stopper for me because it means watching videos or DVDs is almost impossible! Shame because OpenMandriva is a really nice distro.


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Version: 4.1
Rating: 6
Date: 2020-05-25
Votes: 2


Really interesting choice to include Falkon. I appreciate the browser a lot.

A lot of small things were frustrating - couldn't power down, no email worked in kmail, KDE doesn't support screensavers anymore (although the distro still includes a slideshow screensaver, xscreensaver needs to be downloaded to use it). Overall, the biggest problem seem to be KDE problems. Not a bad distro, but not something work sticking with, especially due to the persistent "things not working" problem.

The overall experience doesn't make much sense. Steam is advertised on the welcome page but other repositories need to be turned on for it to work. dnfdragora is the recommended file system but "Discover" is pinned to Favorites in the Start Bar.


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Version: 4.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2020-04-30
Votes: 5


I tried out this distro and I was surprised that all my hardware worked out of the box without any configuration.
The overall experience is very pleasant and I found the system to be very responsive and snappy. Had no problems installing the programs I wanted.

I had some awkward problems with the login screen at the beginning but it all got fixed after updating the system and rebooting sometimes.

You have a lot of interesting programs and a very up to date kernel I really like this distro and I suggest it to expert users and to newbies alike.I had very much fun with this distro and it is very good looking and snappy.

The system has proved to be stable and reliable. One big point goes to the community support that is awesome and the forum is very rich of contents and friendly people run it. Some people say that there is no documentation but you have just to hit the forum or browse the wiki to get the help you desire.

I think this distribution is very underrated and it should get more attention.


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