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DistroWatch.com: Mageia

Mageia

Last Update: 2017-11-21 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: 19 (466), 6 months: 21 (434), 3 months: 25 (371), 4 weeks: 29 (386), 1 week: 31 (362)

Average visitor rating: 8.69/10 from 68 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 DistroWatch Gallery
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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
 • More Mageia headlines...

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Feature cauldron 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Feature
Release Date 2017-11-21 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) 1.1.4 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) 9.11.2 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)
chromium (62.0.3202.94) 62.0.3202.94 57.0.2987.133 53.0.2785.143 33.0.1750.146 26.0.1410.65 18.0.1025.168 -- chromium (62.0.3202.94)
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 (1.43.7) 1.43.6 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.9 1.42.7 1.42.2 1.41.14 e2fsprogs (1.43.7)
firefox (57.0) 52.4.0 52.2.0 45.5.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 4.0.1 firefox (57.0)
freetype (2.8.1) 2.8.1 2.7.1 2.5.4 2.5.0.1 2.4.11 2.4.9 2.4.4 freetype (2.8.1)
gcc (7.2.0) 7.2.1 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 (2.6.18-1) 2.6.18 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.18-1)
gnumeric (1.12.36) 1.12.36 1.12.34 1.12.20 1.12.9 1.12.0 1.11.3 1.10.14 gnumeric (1.12.36)
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 (17.08.3) 17.08.0 2.10.0 2.0.3a 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 k3b (17.08.3)
kmod (24) 24 24 18 15 12 7 -- kmod (24)
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 (5.4.3) 5.4.3 5.3.4 4.4.7 4.1.5 4.0.3 3.5.3 3.3.2 libreoffice (5.4.3)
linux (4.14.1) 4.13.12 4.9.35 4.4.30 3.12.21 3.8.13 3.3.6 2.6.38.7 linux (4.14.1)
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 (10.2.10) 10.1.28 10.1.24 10.0.28 5.5.37 5.5.28 5.5.23 -- mariadb (10.2.10)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.19.1 1.18.0 1.8.1 1.6.2 -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.2.5) 17.3.0 17.1.4 10.5.9 10.0.5 9.1.2 8.0.2 7.10.2 mesa (17.2.5)
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.10 mysql (5.7.20)
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) 384.98 375.66 352.79 325.15 319.17 -- -- 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) 7.5p1 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 (7.1.11) 7.1.11 5.6.30 5.6.27 5.5.12 5.4.13 5.3.13 5.3.6 php (7.1.11)
plasma-desktop (5.11.3) 5.11.2 5.8.7 -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.11.3)
postfix (3.2.4) 3.1.6 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) 9.6.4 9.6.3 9.3.14 9.3.4 9.2.4 9.1.3 8.4.8 postgresql (10.1)
Python (3.6.3) 2.7.13 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.6 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.1 Python (3.6.3)
qt (5.9.2) 4.8.7 5.6.2 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.4 4.8.1 4.7.3 qt (5.9.2)
samba (4.7.3) 4.6.8 4.6.5 3.6.25 3.6.23 3.6.15 3.6.5 3.5.8 samba (4.7.3)
systemd (235) 230 230 217 208 195 44 -- systemd (235)
thunderbird (52.4.0) 52.4.0 52.2.1 45.4.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 3.1.10 thunderbird (52.4.0)
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 (1.19.5) 1.19.5 1.19.3 1.16.4 1.14.5 1.13.4 1.11.4 1.10.1 xorg-server (1.19.5)

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8.7
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Version: 6
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-11-18
Votes: 7


Installation was a breeze and the main install took about 20 minutes. Updated and added a few more apps and configured and I was done. Speed is excellent, very stable and love the Mageia Control center, with the ability to control all aspects of the system. Mageia Welcome Center makes adding apps fast and easy and all codecs installed with no issues. Ram usage at main screen was around 535mbs which is outstanding and had no issues with networking or desktop effects.

Incredibly easy distro to install and update but remember to configure your sources as youll need to enable the non-free/tainted repos.

Definitely one of the best KDE installs Ive tried.


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Version: 6
Rating: 1
Date: 2017-11-17
Votes: 0


Installation went as far as the partition screen which was very confusing. Why do Linux installs have to be so difficult? One reviewer stated that his install took a full 2 hours! This is totally unacceptable. Linux Mint installs in 20 minutes. These are just a few reasons why Mageia's ranking on Distrowatch has fallen so much this year.


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Version: 6
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-11-16
Votes: 1


Very easy to use (installation, work...). I prefer KDE, now Plasma. It looks well, work well too. I hope to long live our distro. I was warmly delighted by smooth moving form 5 to 6.


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