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Mageia RSS Feed DistroWatch.com: Mageia


Last Update: 2019-12-08 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: 22 (441), 6 months: 21 (441), 3 months: 27 (363), 4 weeks: 29 (374), 1 week: 32 (347)

Average visitor rating: 8.45/10 from 182 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
Documentation https://wiki.mageia.org/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors http://mageia.org/en/downloads/
Bug Tracker http://bugs.mageia.org/
Related Websites Mageia PlanetWikipediaMageia BrazilMageia ChinaMageia Czech RepublicMageia FranceMageia GreeceMageia ItalyMageia RussiaMageia ThailandMageia Turkey
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2: AbcLinuxu (Czech) • Populyarno (Russian) • ABC Linuxu (Czech) • Linux Za Sve (Croatian) • DarkDuckDistroWatchLinuxBSDosLinux UserWordpress
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-07-01: Distribution Release: Mageia 7
 • 2019-06-02: Development Release: Mageia 7 RC
 • 2019-04-17: Development Release: Mageia 7 Beta 3
 • 2019-02-24: Development Release: Mageia 7 Beta 2
 • 2018-12-08: Development Release: Mageia 7 Beta 1
 • 2018-10-06: Distribution Release: Mageia 6.1
 • 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
 • More Mageia releases...

 •2019-07-16 Mageia publishes new media for CPU fix
 •2018-09-15 Mageia 5 no longer supported
 •2018-05-15 Mageia's Grand Update
 •2018-02-20 Mageia password breach
 •2017-02-20 Mageia 6 delayed
 •2016-09-05 Mageia adopts DNF
 • More Mageia headlines...

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

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Feature cauldron 7.1 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Feature
Release Date 2019-12-08 2019-07-16 2017-07-16 2016-12-02 2014-06-20 2013-05-19 2012-05-22 2011-06-01 Release Date
End Of Life --   2019-11 2017-12 2015-09 2014-11 2013-11 2012-12 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)   2200-4300 30-3600           Image Size (MB)
Free Download RPMs ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop GNOME, KDE Plasma, Xfce GNOME, KDE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, Xfce KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management RPM (urpmi, dnf) 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 Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice 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 i586, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd 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 Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Asian Language Support
Full Package List cauldron 7.1 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Full Package List
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Version: cauldron
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-12-07
Votes: 6

I have a small notebook Samsung NP-N230. As I had no great use of it any more because it was too slow I decided to switch Windows 7 originally installed and to try Mageia cauldron (8.0) on it. I chose lxqt desktop considering Plasma is too heavy for that kind of computer. Everything had gone well during installation.
I fell now a better speed also it's not a Ferrari ;) And I've been very impressed that cauldron developing version is fully operational four month after the freeze of Mageia7. I didn't know that Mageia can be used as a rolling release!!!
It has been a very good experience and that's why I rated it 10.

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Version: 7.1
Rating: 6
Date: 2019-12-04
Votes: 0

I liked having the choice of what desktop version when installing.
Did not have a driver that would connect my H.P. laptop to Wifi; that is not good!

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Version: 7.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-22
Votes: 56

Installed on a core I7-8700K, it does the job and it's well done. Installation is said to be a strength of this distribution and I've effectively gone through without any problem. Wizard is easy to understand and setting is simple. Plasma5 desktop environment is not destabilizing when coming from windows but you can choose another one if you prefer. FreeCAD (3D-design) and KiCad (PCB-design) are part of the numerous packets and that's what I needed. I use it for three month now and in resume it's a very good experience.

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