Mandriva Linux, formerly called Mandrake Linux, is a full Linux distribution created by Mandriva. It was initially was based on Red Hat Linux and KDE. In 2004, the distribution was renamed from Mandrake Linux became known as Mandrakelinux and a year later, in 2005, the company's name changed to Mandriva, and the product would be renamed to Mandriva Linux.
One main feature of Mandriva Linux is the Mandriva Control Center, which is used to simplify some configuration settings. This includes settings for things like mouse control, partitions, network copntrols and other options. Other features of Mandriva include themes and urpmi, a package manager. The current release is Mandriva 2008 Spring (2008.1).