Just pick the ISO image that is best for you; if you are not sure, you should pick from the first two. If you are using Mandriva Linux 2010.1 or 2010.2, you may directly upgrade your system to Mageia 1 as well.

For live test and install: LiveCD 32bit

Flavour Language Size Popularity Direct link BitTorrent
KDE Europa 1 700 MB 4
KDE Europa 2 700 MB 3
KDE Asia 700 MB 1
KDE Africa/India 700 MB 1
GNOME Europa 1 700 MB 3
GNOME Europa 2 700 MB 2
GNOME Asia 700 MB 1
GNOME Africa/India 700 MB 1

European set 1 of languages: Deutsch, English (several variants), Greek, Español, Français, Italiano, Dutch, Português, Português do Brasil, Turkish.

European set 2 of languages: Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, American English, Estonian, Finnish, Croatian, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Norwegian Bokmaal, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Uzbek (cyrillic), Русский.

Asian set 1 of languages: American English, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional.

African/Indian set of languages: Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Assamese, Berber, Bengali, American English, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Igbo, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, Yoruba, Zulu.

For a full, Free Software-only, installation:

Note that these DVD ISOs are made of Free Software exclusively. As a consequence, proprietary Wi-Fi and video drivers are not included. If you need WiFi or specific video drivers at install time, you should go with above LiveCDs instead. After the installation, you may add and use the nonfree software repository.

Flavour Language Size Popularity Direct link BitTorrent
32-bit DVD All supported 4 GB 5
64-bit DVD All supported 4 GB 3
Dual Arch CD Limited 700 MB 1

All supported: up to 167 locales are supported: Deutsch, English, español, français, italiano, português, svenska, nederlands, polski, dansk, Русский and so much more! See the comprehensive list.

Limited: Belarussian, Catalan, German, English, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Ukrainian

For a wired network install:

Flavour Language Size Popularity Direct link BitTorrent
boot.iso 32-bit CD All supported 40 MB 1
boot.iso 64-bit CD All supported 40 MB 1

Not sure of what ISO to download? This may still be a bit verbose, but you may want to read this article detailing our different install media.