Distribution Mandriva Desktop 2011
It was created on a new release-cycle of preparation and support of releases, which was approved earlier: the release of the distribution kit - once a year, support - 1.5 years. Mandriva Desktop 2011 uses a new technology to prepare the installation image, which allows you to immediately generate one image for all types of work and installation. You can use this image as Live-DVD
(With the possibility of installation) or as Installation disk
, Or burn the image to a flash drive and use the latter as Live-Flash
Or for installation. Mandriva Desktop 2011
The approach "one task - one application" is realized. This allows, on the one hand, to provide you with everything you need for daily work, on the other - to reduce the size of the image and the number of unnecessary applications. All applications are carefully selected and tested by Mandriva experts, so you can be sure - after installing Mandriva Desktop 2011, you will be able to access the best applications in your class. However, if you need to install an additional application, it's easy to do using the application installer. Major changes in this version:
- A migration to systemd, instead of the obsolete SysV;
- Completely redesigned the KDM login window. It has become simpler and more concise;
- A new package manager called Mandriva Package Manager has made a transition from using RPM 4.x to RPM 5. Because of this, it is now impossible to install old packages in the system if necessary, it is necessary to wait for the necessary programs to appear in the repositories;
- The appearance of the client for the "cloud" services Mandriva Sync. At the moment, this is a test version of the program, so do not expect it to work smoothly. This service is analogous to programs such as Ubuntu One, Apple iCloud or Dropbox.
- The kernel 2.6.38; KDE 4.6.5
- X.Org 7.6 and X.Org X Server 1.10.3, many new drivers for video cards and input devices have been added;
- LibreOffice 3.4.2; Mozilla Firefox 5.0.1; Mozilla Thunderbird;
- Shotwell Photo Manager; Video editor PiTiVi.