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And OpenMandriva did better: OMLx 4.1 final release is out now!

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OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 turned out to be a great one but... we made it better.
Few days after the Release Candidate we are very proud to introduce you OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 final release.

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"OpenMandriva 4.1 now includes a Clang LTO..."

  • OpenMandriva 4.1 Released With Clang'ed LTO+PGO Packages, Linux 5.5 + More

    OpenMandriva 4.1 now includes a Clang LTO (Link Time Optimization) plus PGO (Profile Guided Optimizations) optimized build by default, Linux 5.5 has been pulled in as the very latest kernel, KDE Plasma 5.17.5 is offering the default desktop experience, Zypper is available as an alternative to DNF for package management, systemd 244 is at play, Zstd is now used for package compression rather than XZ, their Chromium web browser build is configured with VA-API support, and there is a wealth of other package updates.

OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 “Mercury” Released, This Is What’s New

  • OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 “Mercury” Released, This Is What’s New

    The OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 operating system has been officially released as the latest and greatest version of this RPM-based GNU/Linux distribution that keeps the Mandriva and Mandrake spirit alive.

    Coming eight months after the OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 release, OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 is dubbed “Mercury” and features many of the newest GNU/Linux technologies and Open Source software. Among these, we can mention the recently released Linux 5.5. kernel, KDE Plasma 5.17.5 desktop environment, and LibreOffice 6.4 office suite.

    Probably the coolest thing about OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 is the fact that it ships pre-loaded with a new, in-house built utility called Desktop Presets (om-feeling-like), which lets users customize the appearance of the KDE Plasma desktop environment to look and feel similar to other popular operating systems.

A Surprise!

  • A Surprise!

    Today, my daughter wanted to play some Steam games and, since we were in my home office, I let her use my laptop. I booted OpenMandriva Lx and dragora showed me that there were some updates. I had updated the machine like a couple of weeks ago, so I thought the process could wait until after the game.

    My daughter played and, afterwards, I saw that the updates were massive: more than 1800 packages!

    I decided to install the updates, but nothing was going on.

OpenMandriva at FOSDEM 1 & 2 February 2020

Going to a Super Bowl LIV party? You should replace Windows...

  • Going to a Super Bowl LIV party? You should replace Windows with OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Linux distro on the host's computer!

    It was just a few days ago that we shared with you a release candidate was released for OpenMandriva Lx 4.1. Well, things apparently went very well, as today, you can download the final release! Today is Super Bowl Sunday though -- surely people should be relaxing and watching the big game instead of messing around with Linux, right? Sure, if you enjoy football. If you don't like the sport, don't torture yourself. Instead, turn off the TV and install this new version of OpenMandriva!

    Hell, if you are invited to a Super Bowl party today, you should not only bring with you snacks or beverages, but a flash drive containing OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 too -- you can then install it on your host's PC. If they are running the unsupported Windows 7 in particular, you would be doing them a huge favor.

Steam client crashing on OpenMandriva Lx 4.1

  • Steam client crashing on OpenMandriva Lx 4.1

    I downloaded and installed OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 and the OS looks good.

    The main problem with it right now is that Steam is not working properly: even though the client starts, downloads updates and unpacks the Steam runtime, it crashes right before login.

    There was not much I could do about it. Apparently, this problem has already been reported.

ROCK USERS time to distro-sync to Lx 4.1

  • ROCK USERS time to distro-sync to Lx 4.1

    OK, the OM Lx 4.1 release is upon us and the repositories have been created and are ready for users. This requires a “dnf disto-sync” not a “dnf upgrade”.

OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Is Out With Linux Kernel 5.5

  • OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Is Out With Linux Kernel 5.5

    Days after the build release, OpenMandriva Lx has announced its first point release of 4.x series with the latest Linux Kernel 5.5 and Zstandard compression algorithm.

    The current stable release OMLx 4.1 includes the core package updates and toolchains for configuring automatic updates and customizing desktop environments for a better look and feel.

OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Linux distro now available for download

  • OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Linux distro now available for download

    It was just a few days ago that we shared with you a release candidate was released for OpenMandriva Lx 4.1. Well, things apparently went very well, as today, you can download the final release! Today is Super Bowl Sunday though -- surely people should be relaxing and watching the big game instead of messing around with Linux, right? Sure, if you enjoy football. If you don't like the sport, don't torture yourself. Instead, turn off the TV and install this new version of OpenMandriva!

    Hell, if you are invited to a Super Bowl party today, you should not only bring with you snacks or beverages, but a flash drive containing OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 too -- you can then install it on your host's PC. If they are running the unsupported Windows 7 in particular, you would be doing them a huge favor.

OpenMandriva 4.1 Run Through

OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 with Linux 5.5 is out, here’s what’s new

  • OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 with Linux 5.5 is out, here’s what’s new

    Over this past weekend, the OpenMandriva Association announced the final release of OpenMandriva Lx 4.1, codenamed Mercury. The release announcement comes just days after the candidate release of the popular Linux distribution.

    For those new to OpenMandriva, it is a fork of Mandriva Linux 2011. Development of the Mandriva Linux distribution discontinued in 2011, with most of the Mandriva development team joining the Mageia Linux, another Mandriva Linux fork, development team. The majority of the remaining Mandriva Linux development team allied with community members to form OpenMandriva.

OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 overview

Steam client crash in OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Fixed!

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Android Leftovers

Linux 5.7

So we had a fairly calm last week, with nothing really screaming
"let's delay one more rc". Knock wood - let's hope we don't have
anything silly lurking this time, like the last-minute wifi regression
we had in 5.6..

But embarrassing regressions last time notwithstanding, it all looks
fine. And most of the discussion I've seen the last week or two has
been about upcoming features, so the merge window is now open and I'll
start processing pull requests tomorrow as usual. But in the meantime,
please give this a whirl.

We've got a lot of changes in 5.7 as usual (all the stats look normal
- but "normal" for us obviously pretty big and means "almost 14
thousand non-merge commits all over, from close to two thousand
developers"), So the appended shortlog is only the small stuff that
came in this last week since rc7.

Go test,

                 Linus
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