Mandriva Linux One

The Linux desktop that's easy to try and easy to keep


You would like to get official CDs of Mandriva One to promote Linux for an association, an event or for you! You can now get it: 1 CD, 10 CDs or 30 CDs.
Mandriva Linux One 2008 is the best way to start using Linux. A full Linux operating system on a single CD for both new and experienced Linux users, it is fast to download and install, and also safe to try with a live mode. One is really the one CD you need!

One's fast installation system lets you install the complete system to your hard disk simply by answering a few questions. Just click on the 'Install' icon after you start One. You can even browse the Internet or play Frozen Bubble while the installation is in progress.

Quick and easy installation

One's fast installation system is the easiest way to get started with Linux.

Running One in live mode lets you try Mandriva Linux in complete safety: nothing is installed permanently to your system, nothing will be written to your hard disk, and you're safe from viruses and spyware.

Try Mandriva Linux safely

One lets you try Linux without worrying about the consequences.

Effortless 3D desktop

Experience the latest 3D-accelerated desktop technologies in the easiest way possible.

Coming from Windows? Don't worry!

One includes everything you need to make a painless switch from Windows to Linux.

The best tools

Make your system work for you with One's industry-leading configuration tools.

All the applications you need on a single CD

One contains everything you need to get your work done and organize your life.


  • CPU: Any Intel or AMD processor, 1Ghz or better - dual-core supported
  • RAM: 256 MB minimum, 512 MB recommended
  • CD-ROM drive required
  • Video Card: NVIDIA, ATI, Intel© i8xx and i9xx, SIS, Matrox, VIA. 3D desktop features requires NVIDIA GeForce or later, ATI Radeon 7000 or later, or Intel i810 or later
  • Sound Card: Any Sound Blaster-compatible card and AC97™ please note that Creative Labs X-Fi cards are not currently supported
  • Minimum hard disk space: 3GB for a smooth installation - 4GB if you plan to use KDE 4
  • Serial ATA: Most controllers supported in non-RAID mode and some in RAID mode
  • For more information: Please check the Mandriva Hardware Database

One, an easily extensible desktop

One gives you easy and free access to the official Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring software repositories, containing more than 17,000 packages.

The selection of applications provided by One meets all the most common desktop needs. Still, in case you find yourself in need of more software, with just a few clicks you can access the official Mandriva software repositories, containing over 17,000 packages. Almost any Linux application you might need can be found here. To read about how to access these repositories, click here.

What's more, the Mandriva backports system gives you the option of getting the very latest versions of certain applications, without waiting for the next Mandriva release. To find out about backports, click here.

One, the Linux desktop which adapts to your chosen environment

One is offered as a direct download with the KDE environment. You can also download it with the GNOME environment. For each environment, there are three versions of One with different languages available. You just have to pick the version that suits you!


For more information, and to help you get Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring One, visit these helpful links: