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Mandriva is an RPM-based Linux distribtion. It excels at usability and simplicity, features thoroughly preconfigured KDE and GNOME desktops, and includes cool tools like supermount (transparent access to removable media) and DiskDrake (a full-featured graphical hard-drive partitioner). Unlike former versions, Mandriva is not a tuned-up Red Hat, but a very mature Linux distribution on its own. Mandriva is published by a company, but is a completely open and transparent free-software project.

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Recent releases

  •  05 Sep 2011 14:23

    Release Notes: This version brings KDE 4.6.5 with a custom made main program start menu (SimpleWelcome), and an improved taskbar (RocketBar) that includes fast directory access applets (StackFolder). TimeFrame is a new utility for semantic desktop Nepomuk. Mandriva Sphere is a new client for technical support. This version also brings MandrivaSync cloud service with 2 GB of free space. Other included applications are LibreOffice 3.4.2, Mozilla Firefox 5.0.1, Mozilla Thunderbird, Clementine music player, X.Org 7.6 with X.Org X Server 1.10.3, Linux kernel, systemd, and RPM 5.

    •  30 Jun 2011 07:31

      Release Notes: This version brings the integration of a new look, new login manager, desktop themes, KDE Plasma widgets, icons, backgrounds, splash screens, launcher, boot screens, and desktop settings. Initial versions of Mandriva Sync and Sphere help-desk clients were included along with a new version of the Improver testing application, a new Mandriva Control Center based on Qt, integrated into KDE system settings, Firefox 5.0 together with optionally installable beta and aurora versions, X.Org Server 1.10.2 with the most up-to-date video and input drivers, Mesa 7.10.3 for the most up-to-date 3D experience, GCC 4.6.1, and more.

      •  31 May 2011 23:56

        Release Notes: DKMS drivers and non-free firmware were added for improved out-of-the-box functionality of hardware. A new UI theme is used for widgets, KDM, and the KDE environment. New features were added in the system panel (rosapanel), stack folders, and system start menu (SimpleWelcome, also known as ROSA Starter). The TimeFrame feature was added, which provides semantic desktop capabilities to the initial menu, allowing you to easily browse your files by date. A mass-rebuilding procedure was carried out to improve the system stability for supported packages. Lots of bugfixes and package updates were done.

        •  10 Apr 2011 23:53

          Release Notes: This is an incremental update on top of Mandriva 2010.1, incorporating all the security and bugfix updates since its release.

          •  06 Dec 2004 21:38

            No changes have been submitted for this release.


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