OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Is Out With Linux Kernel 5.5 And Zstd Compression

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OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 releases

Days after the build release, OpenMandriva Lx has announced its first point release of 4.x series with the latest Linux Kernel 5.5 and Zstandard compression algorithm.

The current stable release OMLx 4.1 includes the core package updates and toolchains for configuring automatic updates and customizing desktop environments for a better look and feel.

OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 ships with the newest office productive suite LibreOffice 6.4 that’s fully integrated with Plasma and Zypper package manager to replace the previous DNF.

OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Specifications
OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Specifications

Here are some notable packages updated to the latest version:

  • Kernel 5.5.0
  • Kdenlive 19.12.1
  • SimpleScreenRecorder 0.3.11
  • KDE Plasma 5.17.5 (with Frameworks 5.66 and Applications 19.12.1)
  • Java 13
  • Qt Framework 5.14.1
  • Virtualbox 6.1.2
  • GIMP 2.10.14
  • Thunderbird 68.4.1

OpenMandriva is one of the few Linux distros that use the LLVM/clang compiler by default. Hence, OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 offers the LLVM/clang compiled kernel named kernel-release-clang that you can install to compare the speed and memory footprint against the normal kernel-release.

OMLx 4.1 adds support for the latest AMD processors to leverage its new features and perform better than the generic versions.

You can download the ISO available here.

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Sarvottam Kumar

Sarvottam Kumar

Sarvottam Kumar is a software engineer by profession with interest and experience in Blockchain, Angular, React and Flutter. He loves to explore the nuts and bolts of Linux and share his experience and insights of Linux and open source on the web/various prestigious portals.

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