Latest version of OpenMandriva Lx 5.0 is now available for the download. Powered by Linux 6.6 LTS, You can find KDE Plasma 5.27.9 LTS desktop and KDE Frameworks 5.112 software suites. OpenMandriva Lx 5.0 is the latest fully community controlled distribution that is fixed point release branch unlike the rolling release branch. OpenMandriva Lx 5.0 is available for download right now from the official website.
In addition, OpenMandriva Lx 5.0 can be downloaded as ISO images pre-installed with the GNOME and LXQt desktop environments. All users of the OpenMandriva Lx 4.x series are strongly recommended to do a fresh installation of OpenMandriva Lx 5.0.
OpenMandriva Lx 5.0 Released, Powered by Linux 6.6 LTS
What to expect on the latest version of OpenMandriva Lx 5.0?
- Linux 6.6 LTS kernel
- Latest KDE Plasma 5.27.9 LTS desktop
- KDE Gear 23.08.3
- KDE Frameworks 5.112 software suites.
- Mesa 23.3.0-rc4, Qt 5.15.11+KDE Patches and 6.6.0
- LibreOffice 7.6.3
- First fixed point release that merges the / and /usr filesystems
- All recent security vulnerabilities have been addressed
- If you want to use Wayland session then you need to select it from the login manager. Wayland session is available in OpenMandriva Lx 5.0
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Part of OpenMandriva Lx 5.0 release announcement:
OpenMandriva Lx 5.0, the long-awaited release of the independent, community controlled distribution’s fixed point release branch (as opposed to its rolling release branch), has been released.
This is expected to be the last major release featuring the Plasma 5 desktop.
In the 1.5 years since the previous fixed point release, OMLx 4.3, many things have changed.
Among others, the new release is based on kernel 6.6 LTS (kernel-desktop-6.6.2 – 6.7.0-rc2 is also available), Mesa 23.3.0-rc4, Qt 5.15.11+KDE Patches and 6.6.0, KDE Frameworks 5.112, KDE Gear 23.08.3, Plasma 220.127.116.11, LibreOffice 7.6.3, and other current Open Source software.
Outside of component updates, this is the first fixed point release that merges the / and /usr filesystems.
All recent security vulnerabilities (such as the frequently reported ones affecting glibc and curl) have been addressed as soon as relevant patches have been available.
Users of OMLx 4.x releases are strongly advised to opt for a fresh installation of 5.0 for enhanced security.
People using OpenMandriva ROME (Rolling release) or Cooker don’t need to update. All new features provided in 5.0 are already available on the rolling release branches and have been tested extensively there.
New variants of the distribution – such as a server centric spin and versions for various ARM boards, will follow shortly – we’re still working on the best way to bring features like a fully open graphics stack even on the Mali G610 GPU found, for example, in Rockchip 3588 boards. Current snapshots are promising.
A RISC-V port is also in progress, but will likely not be ready for a fixed point release before 6.0.