Mandriva PowerPack 2011 is here


Following the Mandriva Linux free 2011 Mandriva is proud to launch the Mandriva Powerpack 2011, the full version of Mandriva Linux!

Based on its new product strategy, Mandriva changes the release procedure, aiming for a one-year period between major releases. However, Mandriva will also release updated versions of its products on a periodic time on a 6-month basis.

Quicker, easier and more secure than ever, Mandriva Linux offers new functionalities which revolutionize the desktop. Mandriva Linux Powerpack 2011 is the most advanced Linux Operating System to date, a genuine concentration of technologies and innovations. It supports a wide panel of hardware configurations, making it a stable base for users. It is the ideal distribution for all users, from the beginner to the most advanced.

Designed to meet user’s real needs in terms of security, performance and ergonomy, Mandriva Linux Powerpack 2011 is everything you ever wanted from an operating System.


  • a complete, quick-to-install system, comprising all the necessary drivers;
  • ‘Smart Desktop’, a unique technology, which offers dynamic access to all files by labeling them and grading photos, documents, emails and videos whilst safeguarding personal data through a customized approach. Ginkgo, the new graphical interface for managing data semantics, can create and explore the links between their personal data such as mails, documents, files, Web pages;
  • tools to easily secure the system, parental control is easier than ever and can control the web sites and applications used by children;
  • a compatibility with the latest (and oldest) hardware platforms, including netbooks; – a panel of applications embracing LibreOffice, Firefox, Clementine, Thunderbird varied educational software, multimedia;
  • the latest versions of Kernel 2.6.39, KDE 4.6.5 with RPM5 and leading Open Source applications: Bash 4.2 – Python 2.7.2 – PHP 5.3.8 – Apache 2.2.19 – Glibc 2.13 – GCC 4.6 ;
  • the fluendo DVD player to watch your movies ;
  • 3 months of web support
  • The Powepack manual.

Pricing and availability

Mandriva Linux Powerpack 2011 can be ordered for download at the Mandriva Store, 49 euros /USD59 (20% off for the first two days). Purchase here:

The Powerpack subscription, allowing Powerpack download access for 2 years (two releases + updates), is available for 78 euros, or US$95. Also available for 3 years, 102 euros or US$124.