Starting from version 10.0, Mandrake Linux became known as mandrakelinux, and its logo changed accordingly.
Similarly, Mandrake Move (a Live CD version) became Mandrakemove.
Mandriva Linux contained the Mandriva Control Center, which eases configuration of some settings.
It has many programs known as Drakes or Draks, collectively named drakxtools, to configure many different settings.
Mandriva Linux (a fusion of the French distribution Mandrakelinux or Mandrake Linux and the Brazilian distribution Conectiva Linux) was a Linux distribution by Mandriva.
Each release lifetime was 18 months for base updates (Linux, system software, etc.) and 12 months for desktop updates (window managers, desktop environments, web browsers, etc.).
It was usually available in CD (three or four discs) and DVD editions for x86 32- and 64-bit CPU architectures.
It was aimed at users to whom software freedom is important, and also at users who prefer a traditional installer to the installable live CD system used by One.
It was 'free' in both senses: it consists entirely of free and open-source software, and it was made available for public download at no charge.Only commercial software under a license that does not allow unrestricted distribution to the general public (but for which Mandriva has negotiated an agreement to distribute it with paid copies) is not available from public mirrors.Mandriva Linux Free was a 'traditional' distribution (i.e.At this time Internet Explorer held a dominant share of the web browser market, and Microsoft a near monopoly in operating systems.Web browsers for Linux were limited to Mozilla, followed by a variety of poorly performing Linux-specific browsers such as Konqueror or Galeon.