OpenMandriva Lx3.0 released

The OpenMandriva Association(OMA) has unveiled OpenMandriva Lx3.0, latest stable release of cutting edge GNU/Linux distribution compiled with Clang/LLVM. The goal of OpenMandriva project is to create a user friendly operating system that can give the best experience for newbies and advanced users.

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 is a successor of previously released OpenMandriva 2014.1 and it incorporates fixes for 233 bugs reported in previous release. Also, this release includes several updated packages like Linux Kernel 4.6.5, KDE Plasma 5.6.5, Systemd 231, KDE Apps 16.04.3 ..etc. These updated packages will help the project to provide improved user experience and better hardware support.

source : OpenMandriva blog

The OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 has got a lot of improvements over previous releases. This includes decision to compile all packages against Clang/LLVM compiler instead of gcc. This can result better optimization, reduced packages size, reduce resource usage ..etc. Almost 90% of packages available in project's repository are compiled against Clang. Other notable highlights are Calamares installer 2.3, support of UEFI and non UEFI systems, experimental support for Wayland, availability of linux kernel 4.1.18 nrJQL – a powerful variant of the 4.1.18 kernel that has been configured with desktop system performance, responsiveness and realtime capabilities in mind, and availability of several updated packages.

After the switch from Python 2.x to 3.x, the greeting application oma-welcome – originally in python – has been rewritten in C++, which gives a smaller dependency footprint.

For those wishing to use a lightweight desktop environment. we also provide LXQt, which brings with it Qupzilla a new and very fast browser based on the QtWebEngine, and PCManFM, a lightweight file manager.

Finally some headline news for the future. We would like to create some lightweight desktop releases. One using LXQt for older, resource limited hardware and one for more modern lightweight hardware using the Hawaii desktop combined with the Wayland graphical server.
For more information on OpenMandriva Lx3.0, checkout release announcement and release notes published by project.

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