Jan 11 2014

Our first release: 15 000 downloads!

Hi there:)

Here are some OpenMandriva facts for those who are back from holidays; for the unfortunate lot who didn’t get a chance to break, we wish the facts cheer you up!

Our first release, 2013.0, has been downloaded almost 15,000 times until now, and we are glad that you enjoyed it!

Top five downloads are from:

1. Poland (almost 20% of all downloads)
2. Italy
3. Brazil
4. United States of America
5. France

In case you do not have it yet, download it now! http://openmandriva.org/en/download_lx

“What an absolute brilliant release. It’s everything the streamline OS should be. Lightning quick, the most attractive layout ever, very cleverly organized and customize friendly! I’m extremely impressed. Kudos Team.”


OpenMandriva Lx is a community project which is derived from the Mandriva Linux distribution. Mandriva has a long history and, for much of its life, the project’s future has been uncertain. In recent years this uncertainty has resulted in several projects forking the Mandriva code base and striking out on their own. OpenMandriva’s first release carries the version number 2013.0 and seems to be fairly conservative in terms of features. It looks as though the project is sticking close to the original Mandriva base for now, using this first release as an opportunity to get all the necessary infrastructure in place. There appears to be just one edition of OpenMandriva 2013.0 and it ships as a live disc with the KDE 4.11 desktop. The distribution is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit builds for the x86 architecture. The download for OpenMandriva is approximately 1.5 GB in size.

Minor issues of style aside, I think OpenMandriva is a good desktop distribution. It doesn’t feel all that different from Mandriva or Mageia, nor do I think it is designed to be different — at least not yet. I suspect, over time, this fork will grow and develop in new directions. For now OpenMandriva is a friendly, stable, capable distribution that holds up the tradition of its close relatives in the Mandriva/Mageia community. It may not, as of yet, hold any special characteristics over its cousins, but it doesn’t appear to be held back by any unique problem either.”

See full review here: http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20131209#feature

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