The support they have received no developers of free software and the struggle for survival are themes familiar to the creators of Mandriva. This distribution is now more than 10 years at the forefront. Initially based on Red Hat, its first versions (when it was still called Mandrake) included KDE 1.0 and most interesting programs for users and for companies.
What is certain is that Mandriva has always tried to treat both markets, resulting in a success thanks to the fact that, among the first distro, integrated assistants and, of course, has continued to improve over time. In addition to various standard applications inherited from Mandrake, as KDE 4, various firewalls and backup tools, offers its users a wide group of programs like Koffice Mandriva Smart Desktop, OpenOffice, Firefox, Moovida, …
Mandriva Linux 2010.0
Mandriva is the fruit of the union of Mandrake, Connective and Lycoris. From the time when Mandrake was only one version of Red Hat with KDE time has passed, and now Mandriva is certainly one of the giants of free software, and as a trading power and as a product to offer to users. It is distributed very updated and edited graphically. And is’ always stood out for its orientation to the desktop market, thanks to the configuration tool provides its users with tools to help you step by step to configure your PC the best to enjoy the full OS.
What’s new in Mandriva Linux 2010.0 includes the inclusion of the latest versions of KDE and Gnome, reducing boot times, hardware present on the optimization of the recognition and integration of Moblin netbook, making it even faster and more usable ultraportable on the distro
Safety: Mandriva in the past (when it was still only Mandrake) was affected by the decision to cater mainly to the desktop market and, consequently, some choices made in order to provide a system as simple to use. Over time, however, has managed to improve from this point of view, introducing new software.
Simplicity: The strength of Mandriva has always been the simplicity and it is always the beginning bar table reference for novice users, looking for discharging them at ease with their instruments.
Software Included: Many current and complete packages are available for Mandriva Linux, which can not be missed really nothing to its users: in a simple way you can get every application we need.
This distribution is one of the more usable thanks to the enormous amount of their developments, which ensure both the recognition of most of the hardware configuration of programs and devices.