Jump to: [ Mandriva Metalinks | Metalink Clients for Firefox - Windows - Unix | Mac OS X ]Mandriva 2008 Spring
During a new release, servers are very busy and strained, and it can be time consuming to manually find a usable mirror.
If you want higher reliability and automatic error correction* with your downloads, or can't use BitTorrent where you are, there's Metalink - which can also help you find a mirror, use mirrors that are closest to you and more efficient, all done automatically.
Some Metalink clients can also integrate downloads from mirrors and BitTorrent.
Metalinks for Mandriva 2009 (thanks to Paulo Martins)
If you use Firefox (on Windows, Mac, or Unix)...
the easiest way to download with Metalink is DownThemAll! (Cross Platform Firefox Extension, Open Source).
Just install DTA, then right click the Metalink for the flavor of Mandriva you want, and select "Start link with OneClick!"