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DistroWatch.com: Mageia

Mageia

Last Update: 2017-03-29 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: 14 (589), 6 months: 17 (518), 3 months: 21 (500), 4 weeks: 18 (555), 1 week: 29 (435)

Average visitor rating: 8.88/10 from 8 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 2017-03-29 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 (9.11.0-P3) 9.10.P6 9.10.3-P4 9.9.4-P2 9.9.2-P2 9.9.0 9.8.0-P1
chromium (57.0.2987.133) 56.0.2924.87 53.0.2785.143 33.0.1750.146 26.0.1410.65 18.0.1025.168 --
cups (2.2.3) 2.2.2 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 (52.0.2) 45.8.0 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 (3.24.0) 3.24.0 3.14.3 3.10.2.1 3.6.3.1 3.4.1 --
gnucash (2.6.16) 2.6.15 -- -- -- -- --
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+ (3.22.11) 3.22.11 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 (2.0.3a) 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 (5.3.1) 5.3.2 4.4.7 4.1.5 4.0.3 3.5.3 3.3.2
linux (4.10.6) 4.9.18 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 (17.0.2) 17.0.2 10.5.9 10.0.5 9.1.2 8.0.2 7.10.2
mysql (5.7.17) -- -- -- -- -- 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 (8u121) -- 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 (7.1.3) 5.6.30 5.6.27 5.5.12 5.4.13 5.3.13 5.3.6
plasma-desktop (5.9.4) 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 (4.6.1) 4.5.7 3.6.25 3.6.23 3.6.15 3.6.5 3.5.8
systemd (233) 230 217 208 195 44 --
thunderbird (45.8.0) 45.8.0 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
8.9
from 8 review(s)



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Version: 5.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-03-29
Votes: 0


I have been using Mageia since it forked from Mandriva.
Mageia 5 is very stable. I use it on a daily basis both at home and at work - as a common user and a software developer. No problems or crashes.

Pros:
- Very Stable : desktop, notebook and virtual machines all are treated correctly;
- Package manager works very well (both gui an cli versions).
- Very polished - a lot of details are addressed : themes, clear fonts, visual effects, a lot of desktop environments, etc)
- Community is very friendly: newbies and no-geeks are treated with the respect and attention that all deserve.
- Few, but very dedicated contributors.
- Lots of languages available. It was translations for the projetct site, documentation and the installled system.

Cons:
- some popular packages are not available from official repositories
- kind of lack of information about new versions (they have fixing this recently. see: http://www.mageia.org/en/community/)
- not so much contributors.



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Version: 5.1
Rating: 4
Date: 2017-03-27
Votes: 0


REALLY long in the tooth packages. While I don't want bleeding edge, this has archaic versions.

urpmi/e/q is a fantastic package manager once you get used to it.

Due to the small dev team, missing a lot of less popular software some users might want.


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Version: 5.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-03-16
Votes: 0


I have been using Mageia 5 since it came out. The system have seen a lot of abuse and has been STABLE as a rock. The only distro that I can work without crashes and annoying bugs... and I used a lot of distros. My 2 cents are:

Pros
- STABLE (Debian stable crashed several times on me ... go figure) and easy to use
- Homogenious repositories (no need of ppas, external repos, rpmfusions, epels etc and unsecure ext repos)
- Mageia control center-awesome GUI system adminstration (only openSUSE can compete with this)
- Excellent out-of-the box experience (installed on two machines 9 and 2 years old, no driver problem)
- new kernel (4.4.50 LTS), relatively new packge versions (not like Debian stable or CentOS .. ancient versions)
- For gamers - supported Steam and Wine2.3 staging version ... abused with heavy games as Skyrim, Witcher, DeadSpace, AssinsCreed2, EVEOnline etc - No problemos!
- It is not USA based distro LOL (SNA, CIA .. u know), its French ... o la la :)
- Active forum support
- Did I say stable? ... yes its STABLE and relatively fast
- It was born out of Mandriva.

CONS:
- No LTS version for Mageia
- It is one of the most underated distros, imo.
- Rpm packages from Fedora, openSUSE are not always compatible



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