Released for the very first time in 1998, Linux Mandrake is a Linux-based operating system distribution. The brainchild of the French entrepreneur and developer Gaël Duval, It is designed to simplify users’ experience. All versions released of the OS were distributed under Mandriva Linux, a French and Brazilian fusion of Mandrake Linux and Conectiva Linux.
The user-friendly and easy-to-install quality of the Linux operating system quickly made it popular among consumers and businesses alike. From its inception until the release of the last version of the system in 2011, Linux Mandrake contained multifaceted features including desktops environments, easy-to-configure control centers, live USB, web browsers and a package manager that used urpmi.