continue with development versions, in this case with Lx OpenMandriva 2013.0 RC2, or the last step before the reincarnation of the defunct Mandriva reappears on the scene as a community project . What has merit, after much of the Mageia community flee to other distributions.
The truth is that it is impossible to count some OpenMandriva Lx (the name of the new distribution) without stirring the past, because a glance at any catch you goes back two years ago when it seemed that Mandriva went all out and tried to dazzle us with Mandriva 2011, without ever entirely successful and, to the surprise of some, falling from grace shortly after irretrievably.
So things are pretty much as they were as far as the system is concerned, a KDE based desktop or nearly ROSA modified (it is something different), but with updated packages, including the kernel Linux 3.11, KDE 4.11, Firefox 25, LibreOffice 4.1.3 , among other changes. Otherwise there is the installer, the control panel … Even the default wallpaper reminiscent of “the old days” of Mandriva 2007, before ‘the rose’ they nailed his spine (but are sorely missing a penguin) .
If you fancy experiencing a déjà vu, OpenMandriva 2013 Lx is what you were looking for. Is that good or bad? Too early to tell. When you get the final version next week to further discuss it.
Meanwhile, what do you think? Are you eager to try the new Mandriva