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Mandriva Linux 2009
|Company / developer||Mandriva|
|Initial release||July 23, 1998|
|Latest stable release||2011 / August 28, 2011|
|Default user interface||KDE / GNOME|
Mandriva (formerly named Mandrake Linux) is a Linux distribution.
Brief history [change]
Mandriva was first made public by a French software company MandrakeSoft. Its first release was based on Red Hat Linux 5.1 and was released in July 1998. Mandriva Linux was originated by Gaël Duval, and intended to focus on ease of use for new users.
Name changes [change]
From its first release to version 8.0, Mandrake named its flagship distribution Linux-Mandrake. From version 8.1 to 9.2 it was called Mandrake Linux.
In February 2004, MandrakeSoft lost a court case against Hearst Corporation, owners of King Features Syndicate. Hearst claimed that MandrakeSoft infringed upon King Features' trademarked character Mandrake the Magician. As a precaution, MandrakeSoft renamed its products by removing the space between the brand name and the product name and changing the first letter of the product name to lower case, thus creating one word. Starting from version 10.0, Mandrake Linux became known as Mandrakelinux, and its logo changed accordingly. Similarly, MandrakeMove became Mandrakemove.
Since 2007, Mandriva is released on a 6-month fixed-release cycle, similar to Ubuntu and Fedora. However, while newer features are added during each release, the timing of the Spring release stays the same as the first release, so as to ensure the stability each year.
Latest version [change]
The latest stable version is Mandriva Linux 2009 (2009.0), released on 2008-10-09.
Development version [change]
The development tree of Mandriva Linux has always been known as Cooker. This tree is directly released as a new stable version.
The current release is named 2009.1 and was released in April 2009.
Table of versions [change]
|2000||7.2||Odyssey (called Ulysses during beta)|
|2004||10.0||Community and Official|
|2005||10.2||Limited Edition 2005|
|2005||2006.0||Mandriva Linux 2006|
|2006||2007||Mandriva Linux 2007|
|2007||2007.1||Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring|
|2007||2008.0||Mandriva Linux 2008|
|2008||2008.1||Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring|
|2008||2009.0||Mandriva Linux 2009|
|2009||2009.1||Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring|
|2009||2010.0||Mandriva Linux 2010|
|2010||2010.1||Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring|
|2010||2010.2||Mandriva Linux 2010.2|
Other pages [change]
- "LINUX - MANDRAKE". Linux Weekly News. http://lwn.net/1998/0730/a/mandrake.html. Retrieved 2008-03-01.
- "New release cycle announced". http://club.mandriva.com/xwiki/bin/view/Main/NewReleaseCycle. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
- "Development - Mandriva Community Wiki". wiki.mandriva.com. http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Development. Retrieved 2008-03-01.