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11.23.13

The Mandriva Family Expands With the Release of OpenMandriva Lx 2013.0

Posted in GNU/Linux, Mandriva at 5:43 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: The “OpenMandriva” branch of Mandrake/Mandriva shows continuity in what used to be the leading GNU/Linux distribution for desktops/laptops

REMNANTS of Mandrake include PCLinuxOS, which is a wonderful distribution [1], but from Mandriva too comes a new release, known as OpenMandriva Lx 2013.0 [2,3]. The staff which left Mandriva is saying goodbye to Mageia 2 [4] and those who support Mandriva-based distros continue to shuffle [5], showing us that Mandriva is able to thrive in branches and forks. Having more choices is essential for a project’s survival and expansion. Mandrake/Mandriva was once the most widely used desktop distribution. It can still make a huge comeback.

Related/contextual items from the news:

  1. PCLinuxOS Makes Desktop Linux Look Good

    If you prefer the do-it-your way experience, opt for the KDE MiniMe version. You will get a basic KDE desktop to configure your way. This version is intended for advanced users who know how to fine-tune their system. It is a much smaller ISO file that lacks printer drivers. You add what drivers you need as well as whatever other elements you want beyond the bare-bones KDE installation. – See more at: http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/PCLinuxOS-Makes-Desktop-Linux-Look-Good-79418.html#sthash.VNYARlCM.dpuf

  2. OpenMandriva Lx 2013.0 Released
  3. [OpenMandriva] 2013.0 Final Release

    The OpenMandriva Lx teams are pleased to announce the availability of the 2013.0 final release!

  4. Goodbye Mageia 2
  5. Pentaboot Laptop Changes

    2. PCLinuxOS has been updated and it now fixed the SCIM IME. That is simply great! PCLinuxOS 32 bits is my gaming OS as it gets to play my DESURA and STEAM games perfectly.

    3. Mageia 3 remains the same with some updates. This is my academic distro and my family OS (it was user accounts for my family)

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