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OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1 Released 30

jrepin writes OpenMandriva is proud to announce the release of OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1 distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system. Most of developers efforts were focused on reducing system boot up time and memory usage. This version brings Linux kernel 3.15.10 (with special patches for desktop system performance, responsiveness, and realtime capabilities), KDE Software Compilation 4.13.3, Xorg 1.15.1, Mesa 10.2.6, LibreOffice 4.3.1, Firefox 32, GNU bash with latest security fixes, and many other updated software packages.
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OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1 Released

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  • I thought mandrake/mandriva was pretty much dead for the casual consumer. Is this a spin off or something? Their home page reads a lot like inside baseball where you need to know about the game before understanding the talk about it so I got fed up looking there for more info.

    • Re:Dead? (Score:4, Interesting)

      by markdavis ( 642305 ) on Friday September 26, 2014 @09:54PM (#48007209)

      It pretty much is. Everyone I knew that used Mandriva switched to Mageia, including myself. []

      It is consistently in the top 4 on distrowatch. Mandriva is something like #46 now.

      • Re:Dead? (Score:4, Interesting)

        by ruir ( 2709173 ) on Friday September 26, 2014 @10:06PM (#48007255)
        They might have a shot of it if they stay out of systemd. I am considered leaving Debian.
        • by jowifi ( 1320309 )
          I think you're out of luck. According to the OpenMandriva wiki [], they have switched to systemd and built it into their initramfs. Furthermore, "Due to the adoption of systemd the use of a separate /usr partition is no longer possible." The explanation for why this is the case is at [].
          • by ruir ( 2709173 )
            Thanks for saving me the time.
          • That link takes pains to point out:
            It isn't systemd's fault. systemd works fine with /usr on a separate file system that is not pre-mounted at boot.
            systemd is merely the messenger. Don't shoot the messenger.
      • by ruir ( 2709173 )
        Mageia seems to be strong in the francophone world.
        • Mandrake which turned into mandriva was originally a french distro which is probably why. Well, they always had an English version that I know of, but their organization and offices when they went commercial was based from France.

          As a fork, it likely forked with a lot of the developers in that area.

        • It is just as strong in the non-francophone world.

      • Heh.. I never paid any attention to Mageia. But openmandriva could take a lesson from their "about us" page. It is clear as day what happened (cudos to Mageia).

        I guess I will have to look into both of these when I get time. I lost interest in the mandrake/mandriva distro when they came out with the one release. I really liked the urpmi and their software centers that played off it (before other distros were doing it).

        At one time, Mandrake was a kick ass distro that was simple easy for beginners and powerful

  • I'm long gone. I went to Ubuntu back in 2009, primarily because there was an easy way to install TDE and Mandriva didn't have an option.

    On some level, I'm happy for them but I don't think they'll be able to reclaim many of the users they lost to Mageia and Ubuntu.


    • Yeah, Mandriva 2009 was my first Linux distro, and I always advocated for it's use among beginners vs. Ubuntu. I eventually moved on to Fedora, then quickly to Arch (which I still use to this day), due in part to the reasons that subsequently lead up to he Mageia fork...I (like many in the community) saw the writing on the wall long before the fork became a reality. Unfortunate too...I loved Mandriva.

  • by postmortem ( 906676 ) on Friday September 26, 2014 @10:53PM (#48007423) Journal

    nice selling point

  • Has this distribution raped by systemd too?

The best defense against logic is ignorance.