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Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 16:11

OpenMandriva Lx 5 "Iodine", the fifth release of stable edition of OpenMandriva, released last month on 25 November marking its ten years anniversary. This stable edition is also known as Rock as a company of its another edition of rolling release known as ROME. It brings a lot of changes since the last major release in four years. We listed things about the release in brief and we hope you will enjoy it. Happy downloading!

 (OpenMandriva Lx 5.0 screenshot from OpenMandriva Wiki)

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About OpenMandriva

OpenMandriva Lx (often shortened as OMA) is a French based GNU/Linux distribution developed by the community as continuation to world class operating system called Mandriva. The developer team claimed that OpenMandriva is unique and independent, that is, it's the first distro built using LLVM (Clang) technology instead of GNU GCC and it isn't based upon any other existing distribution. It has two main choices, Rock, the stable edition for users who prefer their computing not changed too quickly, and ROME, the rolling release edition for users who like their software always latest everyday. Lastly, OpenMandriva Project welcomes everyone to get involved in the development together by many ways including donation in which you can find at their official website

What's new in Rock 5.0

Among the changes to this latest stable release, codenamed Iodine, are new versions of software mentioned below. Full changelog can be read at Release Notes (see References).

- LibreOffice
- Falkon 23.08.3
- Firefox 120
- Chromium browser stable 119
- Krita 5.2.1
- GIMP 2.10.36
- Calligra Suite 3.3.0
- Digikam 8.1.0
- SMPlayer 23.6.0
- VLC 3.0.18
- Virtualbox 7.0.12a
- OBS Studio 30.0.0

Editions and Architectures

OpenMandriva Lx 5.0 "Iodine" is available as several editions and architectures.


  •     Plasma
  •     Plasma Slim
  •     GNOME
  •     LXQt
  •     Server


  • amd64 for Intel and AMD PC 64-bit.
  • znver1 for AMD Ryzen.
  • aarch64 for computers like Raspberry Pi 4 and 400, Rock Pi, Ampere Server.

Download Lx 5.0 (main downloads)

Mirrors (alternative downloads)




Release Notes 5.0

Announcement 5.0 (2023)

Announcement 4.0 (2019)

Distrowatch: OpenMandriva Lx 5.0

Wikipedia: OpenMandriva Lx




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