OpenMandriva Lx

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OpenMandriva Lx
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OpenMandriva Lx 2014 Phosphorus with KDE 4.12 interface
Developer OpenMandriva Association and Cooker group
OS family Linux
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Initial release November 22, 2013; 2 years ago (2013-11-22)
Update method urpmi (command line) and drakrpm (GUI)
Package manager RPM5
Platforms IA-32, x86-64, ARM
Kernel type Monolithic: Linux
Userland GNU
Default user interface KDE, LXQt
License Free software (mainly GPL)
Official website

OpenMandriva Lx is a Linux distribution published by a non-profit association named OpenMandriva.

Origin of the distribution[edit]

OpenMandriva Lx is a community Linux distribution. Originally an offering of Mandriva Linux, the OpenMandriva product was created in May, 2012, when Mandriva SA avoided bankruptcy by abandoning the development of its consumer product to the Mandriva community.[1] The first stable version (OpenMandriva Lx 2013 "Oxygen") was released in late 2013.[2][3]

OpenMandriva Association[edit]

The OpenMandriva Association was established on December 12, 2012 under 1901 French law. It oversees representation of the OpenMandriva Community, a worldwide community of people who are passionate about free software and provide leadership to the creation and dissemination of free code and collaborative content.[citation needed] It manages free software projects including OpenMandriva Lx.


In late 2013, the first version of OpenMandriva Lx was released. It was based on Mandriva Linux 2011, which was itself an amalgamation of ROSA Linux and Mandriva SA.[4][5][6][7]

OpenMandriva Lx 2014 "Phosphorus" was released on 1 May 2014.[8][9][10][11] The release had a very positive review from one of the founders of the initial Mandrake Linux distribution, Gaël Duval.[12]

The latest stable version is OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 codename "The Scion", a bugfix release for 2014.1. It was released on 29 June 2015.[13][14][15][16][17]

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