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OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 “Argon” Officially Released with Linux 5.10 LTS, ARM64 Port

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Dubbed “Argon,” OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 comes about a year after OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 “Mercury” and it’s the first release of this Mandriva derived GNU/Linux distribution to offer a complete ARM64 (AArch64) port that lets you install it on various popular ARM devices.

Installable images are currently provided for the Raspberry Pi 400, Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, Pinebook Pro, Rock Pi 4A, Rock Pi 4B, and Rock Pi 4C. In time, more ARM devices will be supported, such as the PinePhone Linux phone.

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OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 Linux distribution now available for PC

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OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 Released For This Linux Distro Built

  • OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 Released For This Linux Distro Built By The Clang Compiler

    One year after OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 released, OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 is now available. Continuing to make OpenMandriva Lx rather unique among Linux distributions is its use of the LLVM Clang compiler by default rather than GCC. Another unique "selling point" of OpenMandriva is its AMD Zen optimized version where the entire package set is rebuilt with Zen optimizations.

    OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 continues with using Clang as the default C/C++ compiler and is shipping with the latest stable LLVM toolchain. New with OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 is its AArch64 (64-bit ARM) port being considered complete. Meanwhile a port of OpenMandriva to RISC-V remains a work-in-progress.

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OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 has Arrived

  • OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 has Arrived

    The latest stable version of OpenMandriva has been released and offers the newest KDE desktop and ARM support.

    OpenMandriva is a direct descendant of the not forgotten (and much-loved) Mandriva Linux, and was the first to ever make use of the LLVM toolchain by default. With the release of Lx 4.2, OpenMandriva brings to the table a few improvements, as well as the latest release of the KDE desktop environment, and some exciting ARM news.

    As for software, OpenMandriva improves the OM Welcome, which is an on-boarding tool that makes it incredibly easy for new users to do things like install software with a single click. Beyond the welcome app, OpenMandriva includes LibreOffice 7.1, Krita 4.4.2, Digikam 7.2, SMPlayer 21.1.0, VLC, Falkon browser 3.1, SimpleScreenRecorder 0.4.3, and much more. Also included with OpenMandriva is Desktop Presets, which allows users to easily customize the appearance of the Plasma Desktop to look and feel similar to other desktop environments.

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OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 Introduces Desktop Presets, AArch64 Support

  • OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 Introduces Desktop Presets, AArch64 Support, and More

    OpenMandriva Lx is an interesting Linux-based distribution which is also inspired and forked from Mandriva Linux, and offers a host of open-source software to complement the whole package.

    The OpenMandriva Association and the community are behind the development and maintenance of OpenMandriva Lx.

    Recently, they have announced the availability of the latest stable release – OpenMandriva Lx 4.2. This release includes updated bundled applications, various improvements and quality of life changes.

ABF build system and mirrors down problem resolved

  • ABF build system and mirrors down problem resolved

    This should not have been a problem for OpenMandriva users on channels 4.2, Rock, Rolling and Cooker, as the mirror redirector continued to redirect them to the nearest mirrors.

    It was still possible to install packages available on the mirrors, however it was not possible at that moment to offer new packages nor updates.

OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 overview Promo #Shorts

  • OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 overview Promo #Shorts

    A promo for the OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 Overview video For the full video The OpenMandriva distribution is a full-featured Linux desktop and server, sponsored by the OpenMandriva Association. It was based on ROSA, a Russian Linux distribution project which forked Mandriva Linux in 2012, incorporating many of Mandriva's original tools and utilities and adding in-house enhancements.

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