Mandrake, Mandriva Archives Safe

by Ostatic Staff - May. 25, 2013

For those that still hold some nostalgia for Mandriva/Mandrake, there's good news. The OpenMandriva project was able to obtain a lot of the files before their server was scrapped. An archive has been set up by the OpenMandriva gang for all to share.

On the Website today, Anurag Bhandari posted that Mandriva's and Mandrake's old wikis, forums, mailing lists, and such have been saved. The records seem to go back to Mandrake Linux 9.1 and Corporate Server 4.0. The note said more was to come, but that may have been in reference to languages. Right now OpenMandriva have relocated English and French. I'd hoped to see it go all the way back to the beginning which I think was somewhere around 5.1 or so (echoing Red Hat's version at the time because Mandrake was based closely on them back then). So, we'll be sure to check back from time to time to see the progress. The data is being kept at

One of my earliest Linux screenshots, Mandrake Linux 7.2, from 2000.