Mandriva's "Operating System Refugee" Offer

  • Were you forced to purchase an operating system with your PC?
  • Are you not satisfied with your current computer operating system?
  • Have you heard about Linux in the press, and would like to try it?

If you answered 'yes' to any of the above questions, then Mandriva's "OS Refugee Offer" offer is just for you! Mandriva invites everyone with a valid copy of ANY computer operating system to try Mandriva Linux for a special limited-time offer, until April 8th 2008.

Who is eligible?

Anyone who can prove he/she owns a commercial license to another operating system is eligible for the offer.

  • a copy or scan of the paper license of the OS (please bar or hide the license number ON THE COPY before sending it)
  • a copy or a scan of your OS installation media
  • a copy or scan of the sticker glued on your hardware and showing proof of commercial license ownership

What is your benefit?

  • Refund of 35% of Powerpack 2008 product (download, box or slim pack DVD) or Mandriva Powerpack Subscription or Mandriva Flash 2008
  • Provide a way to help associations to fight against forced sales

How do I apply?

  1. Use our on-line store to purchase the product you want:

    You will be able to check special offer on that products. When your order is done, you will receive a confirmation mail including a order number.

    NOTE: Be careful, only credit card payment will be processed on that offer.

  2. Make a copy of your proof-of-ownership (see above)

  3. Send it by postal mail, by fax, or by email to Mandriva as below, adding your order number:

    Postal Mail Fax Email
    Attn: OS Refugee Offer
    43 rue d'Aboukir
    75002 Paris
    +33 1 40 41 92 00

    Note: You must include a valid order number along with proof-of-ownership. Any proof-of-ownerships that are received without an accompanying order number will not be processed

  4. Once received, your proof-of-ownership will be reviewed. Then you will get a refund of 35% of your purchase within 3 weeks.

But I have a question!

Feel free to email your questions to . We'll do our best to get back to you within two working days.

Important note: This offer can be terminated by Mandriva. 10 days notice of end of promotion will be posted to the Mandriva website. This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer on MandrivaStore.