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It is recommended that you read the latest release notes on our wiki.

What's New in OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2?

This is a bugfix release for 2014.1, the third release from 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 2014.2:

KDE 4.14.3

We've included the latest release of KDE 4.14.3 with our distribution, bringing with it the latest KDE stable, secure, and reliable KDE release:

We've also included Homerun Kicker 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 4.14.3, 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 2014.1.

Spotlight is a fully functional eclipse 4.3.1.

Updates and new applications

Mozilla Firefox 38.0

Firefox has been updated to version 38.0, with bugfixes and new features.

For more information, see Mozilla's website.

LibreOffice 4.4.3

2014.2 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 2014.2 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 3.18.12 nrjQL - a powerful variant of the 3.18.12 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

Booting OpenMandriva Lx

Booting from USB

Booting from DVD

Booting from ISO file

Grub2 entry ( to be added in/boot/grub2/ grub.cfg) :

menuentry "ISO OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2" {
set isofile='/shogun/Downloads/OpenMandrivaLx.2014.2-kde4.x86_64.iso'
loopback loop (hd0,3)$isofile
linux (loop)/isolinux/vmlinuz0 root=live:CDLABEL=OpenMandrivaLx_2014.2
iso-scan/filename=$isofile rd.live.image toram --
initrd (loop)/isolinux/initrd0.img

set isofile='/shogun/Downloads/OpenMandrivaLx.2014.2-kde4.x86_64.iso'
should be changed to:

without /home/...., just /user/folder/iso

hd0,3 = /dev/sda3 ;
hd0.2=/dev/sda2 ;
hd1.2= /dev/sdb2
and so on.