OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0: Light-Bringer

10 Maggio 2014

KDE, OpenMandriva


La distribuzione OpenMandriva è un sistema Linux per server e desktop sponsorizzato dalla OpenMandriva Association. E’ basata su ROSA, una distribuzione Russa che nasce da un fork di Mandriva nel 2012. L’obiettivo di OpenMandriva è quello di facilitare la creazione, il migioramento, la promozione e distribuzione del software open source.

Versione 2014.0: Light-Bringer

Questa versione contiene (in Inglese):

  • Installer:
    • Functional UEFI support
    • Easy and intuitive install process
  • Kernel:
    • The kernel has been upgraded to 3.13.11 nrjQL – a powerful variant of the 3.13.11 kernel that has been configured with desktop system performance and responsiveness in mind. To achieve this the CPU and RCU have been configured with full pre­emption and boost mode, and the CK1 and BFQ patchsets have been added to provide further optimisations (including better CPU load and disk I/O schedulers, an improved memory manager using UKSM, and TuxOnIce providing suspension and hibernation services. SQUASHFS_MULTI_DECOMPRESSOR within the kernel supports the use of all available CPU’s for faster booting of Live Images. Grateful thanks go to Paolo Valente and Arianna Avanzini for their efforts on the BFQ  scheduler. We are the first to have this version.
    • This is first kernel version we enabled three new kernel keys to test the “EDID ovverride” feature,with this we should be able to override an incorrect screen EDID with boot time options, we have included EDIDBINS in the ISOs, a package containing  5 basic firmwares for the most common resolutions so that users may force different resolutions than the ones detected automatically by X
    • The CONFIG_ACPI_CUSTOM_DSDT key allows loading of a customised acpi table. Details will be found on our Wiki in the kernel pages.
  • Boot process:
    • dracut 037 with special setup for rapid booting.
    • systemd 208 version with latest patches from systemd­-stable upstream git branch.
    • initscripts 9.52 with support for NetworkManager.
  • Desktop:
    • A new OMA- Welcome application which allows quick and easy set up of a your newly installed system.
    • LibreOffice-4.2.3 The latest LibreOffice feeaturing much faster load times and many bug fixes.
  • Xorg:
    • Updated x11­server to 1.15.1 version and Mesa to 10.1.0. bringing updated free drivers for best performance.  A compose cache that greatly speeds up application startup time and reduces memory usage especially in locales with large Compose tables (e.g. all UTF­8 locales).
  • Networking:
    • Firewalld support has been enabled as the next ­step in managing iptables.
    • Support for realmd for easy and out-­of-­box user authentication in a network environment.
  • Artwork:
    • New themes for the desktop, Grub2, Plymouth, KSplash and the KDE environment. A new screensaver and user avatars.  The panel is dynamically sized to suit screen resolution.
  • Java:
    • The java stack has been fully rebuilt, and the work backported to 2014.0.
    • Spotlight is a fully functional eclipse 4.3.1.
  • KDE 4.12.4
    • With a new menu launcher – Homerun. The default is a full screen version, but a more classical menu may be selected if desired.
    • Featuring Plasma-­nm applet for easy management of network connections.
    • Featuring Plasma-­media-center:  A new easy interface for playing your favourite media.
    • Featuring latest kio-­mtp for MTP support.
    • The latest libimobiledevice stack that supports Apple devices up to ios7.
  • Printing:
    • HPlip software updated to 3.14.3 version.
    • CUPS software updated to 1.7.2 version.
  • Server:
    • A move from MySQL to the fully compatible Open Source MariaDB 10.0


La distribuzione può essere scaricata da:

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OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0

OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0


Il nome della distribuzione deriva dal greco e significa “Light-Bringer”



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