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OpenMandriva Lx 4.2

7 Marzo 2021

OpenMandriva

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 miglioramento, la promozione e distribuzione del software open source.

Versione 4.2

Questa versione contiene (in Inglese):

The OpenMandriva Team is pleased to announce the general availability of the latest stable version. Say hello to OpenMandriva Lx 4.2.

OpenMandriva Lx is a unique and independent distribution, direct descendant of Mandriva Linux and the first Linux distribution using the LLVM toolchain by default since 2015.

In the OpenMandriva Lx system the users can do anything they are used to doing with the proprietary systems, but it is free and already includes many pieces of software you have to pay for in the proprietary world, from office suites to video editors to games.

OMLx 4.2 is now even easier to use with improved OM Welcome, the brand-name tool which makes possible to install a range of well known applications with just one click.

This release comes with the latest and brightest KDE products (see below for technical details).
This version also includes:
LibreOffice suite 7.1.0, Krita 4.4.2, Digikam 7.2, SMPlayer 21.1.0, VLC 3.0.12.1, Falkon browser 3.1, SimpleScreenRecorder 0.4.3;
Desktop Presets (om-feeling-like) to customize the appearance of your OpenMandriva Plasma desktop to look and feel similar to other systems you may be used to;
Software Repository Selector (om-repo-picker) to enable additional repositories with thousands of additional Free Software packages.

The port to aarch64 (64-bit ARM processors) is completed, making it possible to build energy efficient PC replacements for less than $150.
Installable images are available for the PinebookPro, Raspberry Pi 4B and 3B+, Rock Pi 4A, 4B and 4C, Synquacer, Cubox Pulse and generic UEFI compatible devices, such as most aarch64 server boards. More aarch64 hardware support will follow shortly. This port also enables us to target a smartphone for the first time – an image running on the PinePhone is available (but should not yet be considered final quality).

A port to RISC-V – an Open Source processor architecture – is in the works, but not yet included in the 4.2 release.

For more technically adept, you may find interesting that this version also includes:
kernel 5.10.14 (5.11-rc7 also available), KDE Frameworks 5.78, Plasma Desktop 5.20.5, Applications 20.12.2, Qt Framework 5.15.2, LLVM/clang 11.0.1, systemd 247, Java 15, Calamares 3.2.35, binutils 2.36.1, gcc 10.2.

Also available in the repositories:
Alternative desktop environments for testing, Firefox 85, Chromium browser stable 88 (and beta 89, dev 90), Virtualbox 6.1.16, OBS Studio 26.1.2, Gimp 2.10.22, Calligra Suite 3.2.1;
Zypper as alternative package manager, PHP 8.0.2, numerous games, tools, development tools, educational software and more.

Last but not least, OpenMandriva provides a clang compiled kernel. Users can install same version of kernel-release-desktop and kernel-release-desktop-clang for comparison. In OM Welcome you will also find a convenient shortcut for it to install.

Most bugs reported for the test releases have been fixed.

Risorse

La distribuzione può essere scaricata da:

Il sito web della distribuzione è: http://openmandriva.org/

Screenshot

OpenMandriva Lx 4.0

OpenMandriva Lx 4.0

Conclusione

Il secure boot non è supportato.

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