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TOP 10 Mandriva 2024


TOP 10 distributions built on the top of Mandriva Linux project. The TOP 10 most frequently visited Linux distributions is based on Mandriva Linux and PCLinuxOS of the 2024 on

The following list of the most popular in 2024 Linux distributions based on Mandriva Linux and PCLinuxOS, which is derived from Mandriva, is illustrative and is based on page views of users of the portal. The ranking included distribution and download pages, installation guides and comments.

Please note that the ranking below also includes projects that are not under development but still arouse the interest of our users.

Mandriva is a distribution based on “rpm” packages and has its own package manager and an extensive graphical system control center. It was launched as Mandrake Linux in 1998 and after merging with the Brazilian company Conectiva, it changed its name to Mandriva.
The Mandriva Linux distribution is no longer being developed, but several of its forks live on.

1. Openmandriva
OpenMandriva is a community Linux distribution intended for personal computers and servers. It is based on the Russian distribution ROSA, which was created as a fork of Mandriva in 2012.

2. PCLinuxOS
The PCLinuxOS distribution was launched in 2003 based on independent RPM packages created for Mandarkelinux (now: Mandriva) by Bill Reynolds. A significant change in PCLinuxOS that distinguishes it from Mandriva is the use of the APT package management system and the Synaptic graphical overlay, known from Debian.

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ROSA is a Live distribution developed by part of the team of programmers who worked on the Mandriva system. ROSA is issued in several versions to choose from.

4. Trinity Rescue Kit
TRK is a specialized Linux distribution based on Mandriva packages.
It has been developed by Tom Kerremans since 2001. Initially, it was built on the DOS system and then moved to the Linux platform.
TRK distribution is no longer developed.

5. Mageia
Mageia (Greek: magic) is a fork of the Mandriva distribution. It was created in 2010 and is developed by a non-profit organization consisting of former Mandriva employees and the community gathered around the project.

6. XtremeOS
XtremeOS is a Polish commercial distribution built on Mandrivia by
XtremeOS includes closed-source drivers and codecs to make it easier for novice users to migrate from other non-Unix systems.
The XtreameOS distribution is no longer developed.

7. Linux-EduCD
Linux-EduCD is a Polish Live distribution aimed at schools. Initially, the system releases were based on Knoppix and Ubuntu. From version 0.9 the system is based on PCLinuxOS MiniMe and Mandriva.
The Linux-EduCD distribution is no longer developed.

8. UnityLinux
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Unity Linux is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Mandrivia and developed by the community. The aim of the project is to create a basic operating system for self-development. Unity Linux has the ‘mklivecd’ tool for creating your own, modified versions of the system (remastering).
The Unity Linux distribution is no longer developed.

9. ZEN-mini
ZEN-mini is a distribution built on PCLinuxOS whose default desktop is GNOME. The creator of the project in 2008 was Don_Crissti.
The ZEN-mini distribution is no longer developed.

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