This page outlines and clarifies the product lifetime for the Mandriva Linux operating system, and gives the end of life dates of our products.

It relates to security and applicative maintenance (that is, updates for bugs and security issues) – not to evolutive maintenance (software or application upgrade).

This maintenance takes form in software package updates made available on our server and partner mirrors.

3 main categories of maintenance can be provided :

Server Maintenance
Desktop Maintenance
Base system updates

Mandriva Pulse2 lifecycle & Maintenance:

Starting with Pulse2 1.5.1 the lifecycle and maintenance of Mandriva Pulse2 changes. Mandriva releases around 3 major versions of Pulse2 on a yearly basis and 3 minor versions in between the major releases. Each major release is supported for one year. After that time customers should upgrade to the next support major version in order to be supported.

All updates -bug fixes or features- are free for a year as long as the customer has a valid support contract. Pulse2 has to be installed and configured on hardware that meets our requirements.


Server distributions

  • Mandriva Business Server 1
    Feb. 21, 2013, 1 a.m. - Feb. 21, 2018, 1 a.m.
  • Mandriva Enterprise Server 5
    June 16, 2009, midnight - June 16, 2014, midnight
  • Corporate Server 4.0
    April 1, 2006, midnight - Sept. 20, 2011, midnight
  • Multi Network Firewall 8.2
    April 10, 2004, midnight - June 21, 2010, midnight
  • Corporate Server 3.0
    April 16, 2004, midnight - Dec. 15, 2009, midnight
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018

  : Server updates - 5 years


Desktop distributions

  • Mandriva Linux 2011
    Aug. 28, 2011, midnight - Feb. 28, 2013, midnight
  • Mandriva Linux 2010.1
    July 8, 2010, midnight - July 8, 2012, midnight
  • Mandriva Linux 2010.0
    Nov. 3, 2009, midnight - Nov. 3, 2012, midnight
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.1
    April 29, 2009, midnight - Oct. 29, 2010, midnight
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0
    Oct. 9, 2008, midnight - Oct. 15, 2011, midnight
  • Mandriva Linux 2008.1
    April 15, 2008, midnight - Oct. 15, 2009, midnight
  • Mandriva Linux 2008.0
    Oct. 9, 2007, midnight - Oct. 9, 2010, midnight
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013

  : Desktop updates (desktop environement, browsers...) - 1 year
  : Base updates (kernel, core services...) - 6 more months
  : Extended updates - 18 more months