abarbarian Posted March 31 Author Share Posted March 31 First Look at the Upcoming Mageia 9, Here’s What’s New Quote Mageia is a Linux distribution forked in 2010 by the now-defunct Mandriva Linux. Unfortunately, Mageia has lost much of the legendary status that its distant progenitor Mandrake Linux once had. Nonetheless, it and the other Mandrake’s surviving successor, OpenMandriva, keep its spirit and philosophy alive. Specifically, a desktop-centric and software-rich Linux distribution entirely focused on ease of use for new users. Mandriva was one of my first tries at linux. I have fond memories of it. OpenMandriva Lx Review Quote Long-time Linux users may recall the once popular Mandrake Linux, but, in North America, any traces of Mandrake have almost disappeared from public view. However, in Europe, the story is different. The once popular distribution has several descendants. In particular, its direct legal descendant is OpenMandriva Lx . Wanting to learn more, I asked for more information on the OpenMandriva forum. Here is what I learned. OpenMandriva Lx ROME Released as OpenMandriva’s Rolling-Release Edition Quote It's powered by Clang-compiled Linux kernel 6.1 and offers separate KDE Plasma and GNOME ISO images. Meet OpenMandriva Lx ROME, OpenMandriva’s rolling-release edition where you install once and receive updates forever (or until you broke your system and you have to reinstall). It is a distribution for bleeding-edge users who want to have the latest and greatest GNU/Linux technologies without upgrading or reinstalling. OpenMandriva Lx 23.01: A Breath of Fresh Air for Distro Hoppers Quote One essential aspect of OpenMandriva is that it is one of the so-called original distributions. In other words, it is not based on another existing one. The distro is designed to be easy to use and to provide a wide range of software and features to meet the needs of a variety of users. Until now, OpenMandriva was only released via the well-known fixed-release model. However, the beginning of 2023 marks a significant change to the distribution, providing for the first time a parallel release, ROME, which adheres to the rolling release approach. Seems like everyone is jumping on the rolling release model these days. Guess I'll have to start using Gentoo to be able to keep up my bragging rights 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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