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DistroWatch.com: Mageia

Mageia

Last Update: 2017-04-25 15:20 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: 15 (551), 6 months: 18 (511), 3 months: 23 (491), 4 weeks: 24 (444), 1 week: 28 (440)

Average visitor rating: 9.08/10 from 13 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/
Screenshots LinuxQuestions.orgDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts LinuxQuestions.org
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:
 • 2017-03-07: 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
 • 2014-07-09: Development Release: Mageia 5 Alpha 1
 • 2014-06-20: Distribution Release: Mageia 4.1
 • More Mageia releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-02-20 Mageia 6 delayed
 •2016-09-05 Mageia adopts DNF
 • More Mageia headlines...

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Feature cauldron 5.1 4.1 3 2 1
Release Date 2017-04-25 2016-12-02 2014-06-20 2013-05-19 2012-05-22 2011-06-01
End Of Life -- 2016-12 2015-09 2014-11 2013-11 2012-12
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD
Free Download RPMs ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE
Package Management RPM (urpmi) RPM (urpmi) RPM (urpmi) RPM (urpmi) RPM (urpmi) RPM (urpmi)
Office Suite GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64
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 ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Full Package List cauldron 5.1 4.1 3 2 1
Package cauldron 5.1 4.1 3 2 1
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.1 3.0.0 3.0.0 2.9.4 2.9.2 2.8.6
alsa-lib (1.1.3) 1.1.3 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 1.0.26 1.0.25 1.0.24.1
ati-driver (16.40) -- 15.302 14.010.1006 12.104 -- --
bash (4.4) 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2
bind (9.11.1) 9.10.5 9.10.3-P4 9.9.4-P2 9.9.2-P2 9.9.0 9.8.0-P1
chromium (58.0.3029.81) 57.0.2987.133 53.0.2785.143 33.0.1750.146 26.0.1410.65 18.0.1025.168 --
cups (2.2.3) 2.2.3 2.0.4 1.7.0 1.5.4 1.5.2 1.4.6
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.5 4.3.3-P1 4.2.5-P1 4.2.5-P1 4.2.3-P2 4.2.1-P1
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.9 1.42.7 1.42.2 1.41.14
firefox (53.0) 52.1.0 45.5.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 4.0.1
freetype (2.7.1) 2.7.1 2.5.4 2.5.0.1 2.4.11 2.4.9 2.4.4
gcc (6.3.0) 5.4.0 4.9.2 4.8.2 4.7.2 4.6.3 4.5.2
gimp (2.8.20) 2.8.20 2.8.14 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.8.0 2.6.11
glibc (2.25) 2.22 2.20 2.18 2.17 2.14.1 2.12.1
gnome-shell (3.24.1) 3.24.1 3.14.3 3.10.2.1 3.6.3.1 3.4.1 --
gnucash (2.6.16) 2.6.16 -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.34) 1.12.32 1.12.20 1.12.9 1.12.0 1.11.3 1.10.14
grub (2.00) 2.02 2.02git 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97
gtk+ (3.22.12) 3.22.12 3.14.8 3.10.6 3.6.4 3.4.1 2.24.4
httpd (2.4.25) 2.4.25 2.4.10 2.4.7 2.4.4 2.2.22 2.2.17
inkscape (0.92.1) 0.92.1 0.91 0.48.4 0.48.4 0.48.3.1 0.48.1
k3b (17.04.0) 2.10.0 2.0.3a 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2
kmod (24) 23 18 15 12 7 --
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.3.2) 5.3.3 4.4.7 4.1.5 4.0.3 3.5.3 3.3.2
linux (4.10.12) 4.9.23 4.4.30 3.12.21 3.8.13 3.3.6 2.6.38.7
Package cauldron 5.1 4.1 3 2 1
lxde-common (0.99.2) 0.99.2 0.99.0 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5git
mariadb (10.1.22) 10.1.22 10.0.28 5.5.37 5.5.28 5.5.23 --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.18.0 1.8.1 1.6.2 -- -- --
mesa (17.0.4) 17.0.3 10.5.9 10.0.5 9.1.2 8.0.2 7.10.2
mysql (5.7.18) -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.10
nautilus (3.24.0) 3.24.0 3.14.2 3.10.1 3.6.3 3.4.1 2.32.2.1
NVIDIA (378.13) 375.39 352.79 325.15 319.17 -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.4.11.2
openjdk (8u131) -- 8u45 8u111 7u19 6b24 6b22
openssh (7.5p1) 7.5p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.8p1
openssl (1.1.0e) 1.0.2k 1.0.2j 1.0.1e 1.0.1e 1.0.0j 1.0.0d
perl (5.24.1) 5.22.3 5.20.1 5.18.1 5.16.3 5.14.2 5.12.3
php (7.1.4) 5.6.30 5.6.27 5.5.12 5.4.13 5.3.13 5.3.6
plasma-desktop (5.9.5) 5.8.6 -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.2.0) 3.1.4 2.10.3 2.10.2 2.9.6 2.8.8 2.7.4
postgresql (9.6.2) 9.6.2 9.3.14 9.3.4 9.2.4 9.1.3 8.4.8
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.6 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.1
qt (5.8.0) 4.8.7 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.4 4.8.1 4.7.3
samba (4.6.3) 4.5.8 3.6.25 3.6.23 3.6.15 3.6.5 3.5.8
systemd (233) 230 217 208 195 44 --
thunderbird (52.0.1) 52.0.1 45.4.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 3.1.10
vim (8.0) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3
vlc (2.2.4) 3.0.0 2.2.4 2.1.2 2.0.6 2.0.1 --
xfdesktop (4.12.3) 4.12.3 4.12.0 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.9.0 4.8
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.3 1.16.4 1.14.5 1.13.4 1.11.4 1.10.1

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Mageia

Average rating
9.1
from 13 review(s)



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Version: cauldron
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-04-11
Votes: 11


I have been using mageia since mageia 1 (and the formerly mandriva/mandrake linux). I am an average user, who like graphical environment and graphical tools. I do mess with cli, but that's just my choice. Happy with all versions, but moved to Mageia 6 sta2, because I needed some development tools (trying to compile MAME). I encountered some crashes, but that's sta2 and no final release.
The truth is that the distro it is not appreciated/demonstrated as it should be.

Pro's: Easy installation (best with network installation. No need to burn cds, dvds and usb keys.), tools for control almost everything, highly customizable, highly automated (eg. connecting a lcd tv/projector to a hdmi port), best for everyday use!

Con's: The distro isn't upgraded for a long time, and it is a little bit behind of developments


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Version: 5.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-04-09
Votes: 1


I've been using the 32 bit KDE flavour of Mageia on several old netbooks, including the Dell Mini 910, and a Samsung N210.

These are small Atom based machines which I like to take into restaurants, so I can code while I wait for the pizza or curry to turn up. Mageia works fine on both of these, including the wifi and network - using a Huawei dongle.

What I like is the readability and ease of getting network connections working.



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Version: 5.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-04-08
Votes: 1


Mageia is enormously STABLE and ELEGANT distro. I've been using Mageia from it's beginning (Mandriva linux before). During this more then six years of everyday using had just 3 minor crashes. 2 was relating to nvidia video driver update and 1 to online distribution upgrade (better is to upgrade from DVD or USB). I love it!

PROS: stability, mageia control center, myriad of desktop environments in mageia repository, most stable versions of software (firefox esr etc.)

CONS: boot time (a few second more than ubuntu based distros installed on same machine), not so large collection of software, but even so, it is sufficient


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