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Mageia

Last Update: 2018-01-22 15:30 UTC


Mageia is a fork of Mandriva Linux formed in September 2010 by former employees and contributors to the popular French Linux distribution. Unlike Mandriva, which is a commercial entity, the Mageia project is a community project and a non-profit organisation whose goal is to develop a free Linux-based operating system.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 23 (426), 6 months: 24 (360), 3 months: 26 (341), 4 weeks: 34 (322), 1 week: 36 (338)

Average visitor rating: 8.57/10 from 76 review(s).


Mageia Summary
Distribution Mageia
Home Page http://www.mageia.org/
Mailing Lists https://www.mageia.org/mailman/
User Forums https://forums.mageia.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://wiki.mageia.org/
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Download Mirrors http://mageia.org/en/downloads/
http://mirrors.mageia.org/
Bug Tracker http://bugs.mageia.org/
Related Websites Mageia PlanetWikipediaMageia BrazilMageia ChinaMageia Czech RepublicMageia FranceMageia GreeceMageia ItalyMageia RussiaMageia ThailandMageia Turkey
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-07-16: Distribution Release: Mageia 6
 • 2017-05-25: Development Release: Mageia 6 RC
 • 2017-03-07: Development Release: Mageia 6 Sta 2
 • 2016-12-03: Distribution Release: Mageia 5.1
 • 2016-07-01: Development Release: Mageia 6 Sta 1
 • 2016-03-31: Development Release: Mageia 6 Dev 1
 • 2015-06-20: Distribution Release: Mageia 5
 • 2015-04-27: Development Release: Mageia 5 RC
 • 2015-02-14: Development Release: Mageia 5 Beta 3
 • 2015-01-16: Development Release: Mageia 5 Beta 2
 • 2014-11-12: Development Release: Mageia 5 Beta 1
 • 2014-08-15: Development Release: Mageia 5 Alpha 2
 • More Mageia releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-02-20 Mageia 6 delayed
 •2016-09-05 Mageia adopts DNF
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Feature cauldron 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Feature
Release Date 2018-01-22 2017-07-16 2016-12-02 2014-06-20 2013-05-19 2012-05-22 2011-06-01 Release Date
End Of Life -- 2019-01 2017-12 2015-09 2014-11 2013-11 2012-12 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)   38-3600           Image Size (MB)
Free Download RPMs ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop GNOME, KDE Plasma, Xfce GNOME, KDE, Xfce KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management RPM (urpmi, dnf) RPM (urpmi) RPM (urpmi) RPM (urpmi) RPM (urpmi) RPM (urpmi) RPM (urpmi) Package Management
Release Model Rolling Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Asian Language Support
Full Package List cauldron 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Full Package List
Package cauldron 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Package
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 3.0.1 3.0.0 3.0.0 2.9.4 2.9.2 2.8.6 abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.5 1.1.4.1 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 1.0.26 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 alsa-lib (1.1.5)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- 15.302 14.010.1006 12.104 -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.12) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 bash (4.4.12)
bind (9.11.2-P1) 9.11.P1 9.10.5-P2 9.10.3-P4 9.9.4-P2 9.9.2-P2 9.9.0 9.8.0-P1 bind (9.11.2-P1)
chromium (63.0.3239.132) 63.0.3239.108 57.0.2987.133 53.0.2785.143 33.0.1750.146 26.0.1410.65 18.0.1025.168 -- chromium (63.0.3239.132)
cups (2.2.6) 2.2.6 2.2.3 2.0.4 1.7.0 1.5.4 1.5.2 1.4.6 cups (2.2.6)
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.6 4.3.5 4.3.3-P1 4.2.5-P1 4.2.5-P1 4.2.3-P2 4.2.1-P1 dhcp (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.8) 1.43.6 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.9 1.42.7 1.42.2 1.41.14 e2fsprogs (1.43.8)
firefox (58.0) 57.0.4 52.2.0 45.5.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 4.0.1 firefox (58.0)
freetype (2.9) 2.8.1 2.7.1 2.5.4 2.5.0.1 2.4.11 2.4.9 2.4.4 freetype (2.9)
gcc (7.2.0) 7.3.0 5.4.0 4.9.2 4.8.2 4.7.2 4.6.3 4.5.2 gcc (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22 2.8.22 2.8.14 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.8.0 2.6.11 gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 2.22 2.22 2.20 2.18 2.17 2.14.1 2.12.1 glibc (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.26.2) 3.26.2 3.24.2 3.14.3 3.10.2.1 3.6.3.1 3.4.1 -- gnome-shell (3.26.2)
gnucash (2.6.19) 2.6.18 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.19)
gnumeric (1.12.38) 1.12.38 1.12.34 1.12.20 1.12.9 1.12.0 1.11.3 1.10.14 gnumeric (1.12.38)
grub (2.02) 2.02.0 2.02git 2.02git 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.26) 3.22.26 3.22.16 3.14.8 3.10.6 3.6.4 3.4.1 2.24.4 gtk+ (3.22.26)
httpd (2.4.29) 2.4.29 2.4.26 2.4.10 2.4.7 2.4.4 2.2.22 2.2.17 httpd (2.4.29)
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.92.2 0.92.1 0.91 0.48.4 0.48.4 0.48.3.1 0.48.1 inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.12.1) 17.12.0 2.10.0 2.0.3a 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 k3b (17.12.1)
kmod (25) 24 24 18 15 12 7 -- kmod (25)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.4) 5.4.4 5.3.4 4.4.7 4.1.5 4.0.3 3.5.3 3.3.2 libreoffice (5.4.4)
linux (4.14.14) 4.14.14 4.9.35 4.4.30 3.12.21 3.8.13 3.3.6 2.6.38.7 linux (4.14.14)
Package cauldron 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) 0.99.2 0.99.2 0.99.0 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5git lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.12) 10.2.12 10.1.24 10.0.28 5.5.37 5.5.28 5.5.23 -- mariadb (10.2.12)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.19.2 1.18.0 1.8.1 1.6.2 -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.3.3) 17.3.3 17.1.4 10.5.9 10.0.5 9.1.2 8.0.2 7.10.2 mesa (17.3.3)
mysql (5.7.21) -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.10 mysql (5.7.21)
nautilus (3.26.2) 3.26.2 3.24.1 3.14.2 3.10.1 3.6.3 3.4.1 2.32.2.1 nautilus (3.26.2)
NVIDIA (387.22) 384.111 375.66 352.79 325.15 319.17 -- -- NVIDIA (387.22)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.4.11.2 openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u151) -- 8u131 8u45 8u111 7u19 6b24 6b22 openjdk (8u151)
openssh (7.6p1) 7.6p1 7.5p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 openssh (7.6p1)
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.1.0g 1.0.2l 1.0.2j 1.0.1e 1.0.1e 1.0.0j 1.0.0d openssl (1.1.0g)
perl (5.26.1) 5.26.1 5.22.3 5.20.1 5.18.1 5.16.3 5.14.2 5.12.3 perl (5.26.1)
php (7.2.1) 7.2.1 5.6.30 5.6.27 5.5.12 5.4.13 5.3.13 5.3.6 php (7.2.1)
plasma-desktop (5.11.5) 5.11.95 5.8.7 -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.11.5)
postfix (3.2.4) 3.2.4 3.1.6 2.10.3 2.10.2 2.9.6 2.8.8 2.7.4 postfix (3.2.4)
postgresql (10.1) 9.6.6 9.6.3 9.3.14 9.3.4 9.2.4 9.1.3 8.4.8 postgresql (10.1)
Python (3.6.4) 2.7.14 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.6 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.1 Python (3.6.4)
qt (5.10.0) 4.8.7 5.6.2 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.4 4.8.1 4.7.3 qt (5.10.0)
samba (4.7.4) 4.7.3 4.6.5 3.6.25 3.6.23 3.6.15 3.6.5 3.5.8 samba (4.7.4)
systemd (236) 236 230 217 208 195 44 -- systemd (236)
thunderbird (52.5.2) 52.5.2 52.2.1 45.4.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 3.1.10 thunderbird (52.5.2)
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.8) 3.0.0 3.0.0git 2.2.4 2.1.2 2.0.6 2.0.1 -- vlc (2.2.8)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.13.1 4.12.4 4.12.0 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.9.0 4.8 xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.19.6 1.19.3 1.16.4 1.14.5 1.13.4 1.11.4 1.10.1 xorg-server (1.19.6)

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Version: 6
Rating: 5
Date: 2018-01-21
Votes: 0


I did not find much useful information about the install- which is done a bit odd. You get to choose a password but no user name- with persistence (as a new linux user) I found that on boot after install, that- root- is the user name. Then set up of user accounts proceeds after the kernal is decompressed. I found that seeking to install and then select from menu- new themes/desktop is not working KDE Plasma. So checking the internet, I'm not alone on this, but I see someone said it had been resolved?? So I update the system- no resolution of theme problem and now my wifi does not work as the drivers are gone. I think the doubling of the security at the boot of Grub and then at locked page is pretty cool, but more info could be made available about this, instead of having to waste my time, thanks for your efforts though.


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Version: 6
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-01-17
Votes: 0


On my home PC, I use Mageia since its beginning, before I had Mandriva and still before Mandrake.
I have an old hardware and I have easily installed Mageia 6 without problem, which was not the case with an other distro which I have at work and which I wanted to test at home too.
I use LXDE for the desktop environment on my old hardware, it just works fine and fast.
For the moment Mageia 6 runs perfectly well.




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Version: 6
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-01-13
Votes: 6


excellent distro. I've tried all of the rpm distros and Mageia is hands down the best desktop rpm distro, perhaps the best desktop distro period. This should be the goto desktop distro instead of *buntu. And this is coming from a Slackware/Salix user. This distro even has enough to offer for it to "compete" with Debian.


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