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Mandriva Linux operating system

The Mandriva Linux Operating system (formerly Mandrakelinux), started by Gaël Duval, is a distribution that has experienced enormous rise in popularity since its first release in July 1998. The developers took the Red Hat distribution, changed the default desktop to KDE and added an easy-to-use installer, breaking the myth that Linux operating systems are hard to install. Mandrake's hardware detection features and disk partitioning utilities are considered by many to be the best in the industry and many users found themselves running Mandrake where other distributions failed to provide the required usability.

Mandriva Linux has since matured to become a popular distribution among those new to Linux and among home users looking for an alternative operating system. The Mandriva development is completely open and transparent with new packages appearing in the so-called "cooker" directory on a daily basis. When a new release is entering a beta stage, a cooker snapshot is accepted as the first beta. The beta testing process used to be short and intensive, but starting with version 9.0, it has become longer and more thorough. The beta mailing lists are extremely busy, but you are still likely to receive a very fast response to any bug or concern that you report.

The result of this type of development is a cutting edge release - a highly up-to-date Linux Operating system distribution. As a trade-off, the users are likely to notice more bugs and perhaps less stability than with other distributions. Many people find this trade-off acceptable on their desktops - they get the very latest software and the occasional application crash is something they can live with.

Pros: User-friendly, graphical configuration utilities, enormous community support, NTFS partition resizing.
Cons: Some releases are buggy, the releases are initially made available to MandrivaClub members only.
Software package management: urpmi (RPM)
Free download: FTP installation available immediately after release, ISO images only after a delay lasting several weeks

Linux operating system Mandriva  
Mandriva Linux Operating system Summary
Distribution Mandriva Linux
Home Page
Origin France
Mailing Lists
User Forums Mandriva Users . (German) . (German)
Sponsored User Forums
Sponsored User Forums
Documentation (MandrakeClub members only)
Download Mirrors
See also: - ISO Downloads . The Linux Mirror Project
Related Web Sites Mandriva Club . Mandriva Expert . Mandriva Secure . Official Mandriva Community TWiki . Mandrakelinux Community . Penguin Liberation Front (unofficial Mandrake packages) . MandrakeUsers Board . Planet Mandriva . N9NU . Mandrake Tips 4 Free . Use Linux At Home . Freshmeat . Mandriva Czech Republic . Mandriva France . Mandriva Germany . Mandriva in Hindi . Mandriva Ireland . Mandriva Netherlands . Mandriva Poland . Mandriva Romania . Mandriva Spain
Reviews 2005: playREACTION . Linux News (Polish) . GeekTimeLinux . LinuxPlanet . Mad Penguin . NewsForge . FRLinux (French) .
10.1: QuebecOSx (French) . NewsForge . OSNews . LWN . LinuxForums . Viva O Linux (Portuguese) . QuebecOS (French) . PPCNerds . Linux Tips For Free . . . Spidertools
10.0: . OSNews . OSNews . PCWorld . Flexbeta . MadPenguin . OSNews . Linux Tips For Free
9.2: Linux Tips For Free . MadPenguin . MadPenguin . LinuxElectrons . OfB
9.1: OfB (Part I . Part II) . . Väinö Järvelä . Peterborough LUG . TweakHound . DistroWatch . OSNews
9.0: TechSeekers . UnixReview . LinuxLookup . TweakHound . MozillaQuest . ExtremeTech . OSNews . NewsForge . CNET . LinuxHelp
8.2: NewsForge . . Open For Business
8.0: FreeOS . Little White Dog
Corporate Desktop:
Corporate Server: NewsForge . eWEEK
MandrakeMove: ImAFish . LinuxFrench.Net (French) . OSNews
PPC: (French) . DistroWatch . ATPM
Status This distribution is active.
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