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Mandriva ScreenshotMandriva is an open source company known for producing the Mandriva Linux distribution. Mandriva was originally known as MandrakeSoft, and their Linux distribution was known as Mandrake Linux, however the company was forced to change its name after a court case involving the Hearst Corporation.

The Mandriva homepage states that over 3 million have installed the Mandriva platform on their PC.

This guide shows you how to install, configure and use the Mandriva Linux distribution, demonstrates how to use the Mandriva urpmi package management tool, and compares Mandriva to a number of other popular Linux distributions available today.

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