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OpenMandriva Lx


Last Update: 2024-06-14 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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Average visitor rating: 7.95/10 from 43 review(s).


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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...

  Headlines:
 • 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
ROME
5.0 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.03 2014.2 2013.0 Feature
Release Date 2024-06-14 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: 10
Date: 2024-01-09
Votes: 10


Absolutely a blast to run, the Calamares installer was error free, and rebooted into my login.Very nice themes and icons, one of the first items I like at, but easily changed to my liking. Default applications were a little much, but can be uninstalled if I like. A beginner should enjoy the ease of this distro while a more seasoned Linux user would feel right at home.

This distribution can be used as a stable, robust distribution for full desktop and constructive work. I now use it for graphic art, in which I manufacture decals.

Found no issues at all, zero. I think, a person who isn't accustomed to Openmandriva should catch on quite easily how to use it without being frustrated. Don't blame the distro, but the user, I would say.

I had this set up and ready as my daily driver, one of the best distros out there to use.


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Version: 4.3
Rating: 9
Date: 2023-12-14
Votes: 3


Mandrake was one of the very first distro's that permanently resided on my hard disk, way back in 2001. Alas, as Windows was a necessity for work, the linux distros went to the archives. But here we are again. Been using OpenMandriva 4.3 Lx since August 2022 and I am so very pleased with it!

The Calamares installer put it on my disk effortless, the welcome screen guides you through the rest of the install. It runs flawlessly on the Asus x75c, 4 giga ddr and i3 processor 2.5 Ghz. Yes, things are done that bit differently (certainly when you come out of a debian environment). But everything is there. Updates are very good, and stuff is picked of the Rock repositories.

One drawback is the very long boot process, but I am blaming the old Asus for that. No bluetooth on the asus, so I cannot comment on that. Replaced the Falkon with Firefox, but for the rest there is a good basic selection of tools and apps to get things done.

For those that resent it, yes...it is systemd.

For me the Plasma desktop dark theme integration with the Kwin manager and Breeze Dark iconset is one of the most beautiful I have used up till now.

Definate keeper!


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Version: 5.0
Rating: 8
Date: 2023-12-01
Votes: 3


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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