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OpenMandriva Lx

Last Update: 2023-12-10 01:46 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. OpenMandriva has traditionally been a fixed release distribution, but in 2023 the project began releasing an alternative rolling branch called ROME.

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OpenMandriva Summary
Distribution OpenMandriva Lx
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2023-11-25: Distribution Release: OpenMandriva Lx 5.0
 • 2023-08-30: Distribution Release: OpenMandriva 23.08 "ROME"
 • 2023-03-30: Distribution Release: OpenMandriva Lx 23.03 "ROME"
 • 2023-01-07: Distribution Release: OpenMandriva Lx 23.01 "ROME"
 • 2022-07-27: Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 5.0 Technical Preview
 • 2022-02-07: Distribution Release: OpenMandriva Lx 4.3
 • 2021-05-24: Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 4.3 RC
 • 2021-02-13: Distribution Release: OpenMandriva Lx 4.2
 • 2021-01-01: Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 RC
 • 2020-07-28: Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 Alpha
 • 2020-02-02: Distribution Release: OpenMandriva Lx 4.1
 • 2020-01-29: Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 RC
 • More OpenMandriva releases...

 • 2023-01-07 OpenMandriva offers rolling release branch
 • 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 cooker 23.08
5.0 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.03 2014.2 2013.0 Feature
Release Date 2023-12-10 2023-08-24 2023-11-25 2022-02-06 2021-02-13 2020-02-01 2019-06-16 2017-11-21 2015-06-29 2013-11-22 Release Date
End Of Life                   2014-08 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) -- 1000-2800 2400-2500 2400-2500 2200-2400 2600-2700 2500-2600 2100-2200     Image Size (MB)
Free Download -- ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM5 RPM5 RPM5 Package Management
Release Model Rolling Rolling Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture aarch64, x86_64 aarch64, x86_64 aarch64, x86_64 aarch64, x86_64 aarch64, x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd Init Software
Journaled File Systems bcachefs, btrfs, ext3, ext4, XFS bcachefs, btrfs, ext3, ext4, XFS btrfs, ext3, ext4, XFS 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 ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support cn,jp,kr,th cn,jp,kr,th cn,jp,kr,th cn,jp cn,jp cn,jp cn,jp cn,jp     Asian Language Support
Full Package List cooker 23.08 5.0 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.03 2014.2 2013.0 Full Package List
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Version: 5.0
Rating: 8
Date: 2023-12-01
Votes: 1

I've been using OpenMandriva and find it quite useful whether as a live or installed medium, howevr as with any system crushes do happen, I find it sad that Openmandriva 5.0 COMPARED TO OTHERS LIKE oPENmANDRIVA 4.3, doesn't come packed with apps like Vlc, Smplayer chromium or some other apps we used to get off the basic distro, however, I can't complain much but appreciate that the this distro has improved a lot and will continue using it as my favourite distro, I've tried other distros like OpenSuse, Kali, Ubuntu, Fedora,etc, yet this OpenMandriva is my personal favourite.

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Version: 23.08
Rating: 4
Date: 2023-12-01
Votes: 0

I am not sure why you would choose this.

I downloaded and tried this. Some neat tweaks and utilities were found to handle certain aspects and appearance, but really, if the distro doesn't support DEB or RPM packages today then that seems to really limit what I can do easily. There is no plethora of documentation out there to be able to use this as a daily workstation or server use, and the repositories are limited.

For fun, I thought I would try to install Apache webserver. Once I figured out dnf I then had to Google for information which all I came up with is a couple of sites with information from 2011. And it still did not work. This just doesn't seem to be a distro I could use daily. I did find support for AppImage, but that's not gonna cut it. Why use a distro that is a challenge to set up and use the way you need?

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Version: 5.0
Rating: 8
Date: 2023-11-27
Votes: 6

The OpenMandriva system as such is excellent, all the hardware works for me, the installation went without errors, the system works quickly. The only thing that bothers me is the absence of many applications and packages that I'm used to from other distributions (Linux Mint, Fedora), but it's not a problem, just a sigh. I would definitely find alternatives to the missing apps. Otherwise, I must say that the developers of the OpenMandriva system are doing an excellent job, which the users of this system will fully appreciate.

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