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What's New in OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0?

This is the second release under the OpenMandriva Association!

Codename for this release is Phosphorus.

Over the course of the past year we've tried to evolve the way you use your desktop with us. Here are some of the things we've done for 2014.0:

New theme and artwork

OpenMandriva Lx ships with our traditional Elementary theme, signifying its ease of use. We also have our traditional OpenMandriva 2014.0 artwork.

KDE 4.12.4

We've included the latest release of KDE 4.12.4 with our distribution, bringing with it the latest KDE stable, secure, and reliable KDE release:

We've also included Homerun as our default launcher.

There are also some changes:

  • KMail is our default email client, which has improved greatly since our last release.
  • VLC is our default video player.
  • plasma-nm which is a great replacement for old networking tool

For more information about KDE 4.12.4, check out the KDE's website.


The java stack has been remade in cooker to be 100% compatible with Fedora 20, and the work backported to 2014.0.

Spotlight is a fully functional eclipse 4.3.1.

Updates and new applications

Mozilla Firefox 29.0

Firefox has been updated to version 29.0, with bugfixes and new features.

For more information, see Mozilla's website.


2014.0 brings with it the newest version of the LibreOffice suite - word processing, presentations, and spreadsheets, as well as other productivity tools to help with your everyday life!

Other significant updates

This release features the new startup system, systemd, which is being adopted widely within the Linux world.

Performance Improvements

OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0 has been improving with every iteration - we've tried to make sure that your system works in a stable yet powerful manner.

The kernel has been upgraded to 3.13.11 nrjQL - a powerful variant of the 3.13.x kernel. The CPU and RCU have been configured with full preemption and boost mode, while we've also added the CK1 and BFQ patchsets to provide optimisations (including a better CPU load scheduler, better disk I/O scheduler, a better memory manager via UKSM, and TuxOnIce for better suspension and hibernation), designed with desktop system performance and responsiveness in mind.

USB Friendly

OpenMandriva Lx Applications

Other Improvements