Mandriva Linux One

The Easy Linux CD


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

Install any application you need effortlessly

One gives you easy and free access to the complete Mandriva Linux 2008 software library of over 16,000 packages. One includes all the applications many will ever need, but if you find yourself wanting more, we've got you covered. With just a few clicks, you can use an official Mandriva mirror site to access the complete Mandriva Linux 2008 software library of over 16,000 packages. Nearly every Linux application you could possibly need is available in the library. You can read about how to access the Mandriva software library here. Even better, Mandriva's industry-leading backports system gives you the choice of accessing the latest versions of the most popular applications as they're released - no need to wait for the next release of Mandriva. You can read about the backports system here.

The open, standardized Linux desktop

Mandriva Linux 2008 is built on the latest standards

Mandriva is leading the pack, embracing the latest standards to provide the best open and standards-based Linux desktop. Implemented standards include:

  • An XDG standard-based menu system, with a new simplified layout
  • The XDG standard-based personal folder system
  • Initial support for the draft icon theme specification

For further information on Mandriva Linux 2008, see the Mandriva Wiki's Mandriva Linux 2008 release page, Release Tour, and Release Notes.