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Mandriva Desktop 2011 «Hydrogen»

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Mandriva Linux is a community-based Linux distribution published by Mandriva, suitable for a wide range of situations from typical desktop use through development and server roles up to clustering. This Wiki contains information for both Mandriva Linux users and developers.


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Help and contribute

Contribute.png Mandriva requires the help of people who appreciate the distribution. You can contribute in many ways, such as helping to develop the operating system, translating, or participating in this wiki. Those who want to contribute will find information about how to do so in this wiki or in the forums.

Contributors's portal Create and improve articles The community Help fixing bugs Help translating Test the development (Cooker) version Follow the actual development version cooker - Future Mandriva 2011

DrakLive-icon.png Installing Mandriva

So, you like Mandriva and want to try it? You can have a look at the world of Mandriva your way using one of the LiveCDs that are offered here. These cds allow you to try Mandriva without modifying anything on your computer. In this way, you can discover and get used to Linux without any risk. Once you are used to it, you will be able to install it using the same CD in about ten minutes.

To download Mandriva, choose the version you prefer in the environment section at the top of the page.

If you do not know which one to choose, we recommend that you choose the KDE version on the left. KDE is an easy-to-use environment that looks somehow similar to Windows, so you will be able to use it in a similar fashion.

  • Install Mandriva One: This page will help you install Mandriva Linux from one of the Live CDs above without removing Windows at all.
  • Last configurations: After installation, you system is nearly ready. You may need to configure a few elements, and complete some basic configuring.
  • Installing and removing software: Once your computer is ready, you can install more programs and plug-ins that can be useful for you.
  • Configure your computer: This link brings you to a configuration portal containing all the configuration tools and possibilities to customize and set up your PC as you want it. It also directs you to configuration help for some hardware.

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