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DistroWatch.com: Mageia

Mageia

Last Update: 2017-09-24 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: 18 (486), 6 months: 19 (451), 3 months: 19 (444), 4 weeks: 23 (389), 1 week: 18 (535)

Average visitor rating: 8.76/10 from 63 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 2017-09-24 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 2016-12 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 (1.1.4.1) 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 (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- 15.302 14.010.1006 12.104 -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4) 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 bash (4.4)
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 (61.0.3163.100) 61.0.3163.91 57.0.2987.133 53.0.2785.143 33.0.1750.146 26.0.1410.65 18.0.1025.168 -- chromium (61.0.3163.100)
cups (2.2.4) 2.2.4 2.2.3 2.0.4 1.7.0 1.5.4 1.5.2 1.4.6 cups (2.2.4)
dhcp (4.3.6) 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 dhcp (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.6) 1.43.6 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.9 1.42.7 1.42.2 1.41.14 e2fsprogs (1.43.6)
firefox (55.0.3) 52.3.0 52.2.0 45.5.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 4.0.1 firefox (55.0.3)
freetype (2.8.1) 2.7.1 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 (3.26.0) 3.26.0 3.24.2 3.14.3 3.10.2.1 3.6.3.1 3.4.1 -- gnome-shell (3.26.0)
gnucash (2.6.18) 2.6.17 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.18)
gnumeric (1.12.35) 1.12.35 1.12.34 1.12.20 1.12.9 1.12.0 1.11.3 1.10.14 gnumeric (1.12.35)
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02git 2.02git 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.21) 3.22.21 3.22.16 3.14.8 3.10.6 3.6.4 3.4.1 2.24.4 gtk+ (3.22.21)
httpd (2.4.27) 2.4.27 2.4.26 2.4.10 2.4.7 2.4.4 2.2.22 2.2.17 httpd (2.4.27)
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.92.1 0.92.1 0.91 0.48.4 0.48.4 0.48.3.1 0.48.1 inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.08.1) 17.08.0 2.10.0 2.0.3a 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 k3b (17.08.1)
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 (5.4.1) 5.4.2 5.3.4 4.4.7 4.1.5 4.0.3 3.5.3 3.3.2 libreoffice (5.4.1)
linux (4.13.3) 4.12.14 4.9.35 4.4.30 3.12.21 3.8.13 3.3.6 2.6.38.7 linux (4.13.3)
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 (10.2.8) 10.1.26 10.1.24 10.0.28 5.5.37 5.5.28 5.5.23 -- mariadb (10.2.8)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.18.0 1.18.0 1.8.1 1.6.2 -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.2.1) 17.2.1 17.1.4 10.5.9 10.0.5 9.1.2 8.0.2 7.10.2 mesa (17.2.1)
mysql (5.7.19) -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.10 mysql (5.7.19)
nautilus (3.26.0) 3.26.0 3.24.1 3.14.2 3.10.1 3.6.3 3.4.1 2.32.2.1 nautilus (3.26.0)
NVIDIA (384.69) 384.90 375.66 352.79 325.15 319.17 -- -- NVIDIA (384.69)
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 (8u144) -- 8u131 8u45 8u111 7u19 6b24 6b22 openjdk (8u144)
openssh (7.5p1) 7.5p1 7.5p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 openssh (7.5p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.1.0f 1.0.2l 1.0.2j 1.0.1e 1.0.1e 1.0.0j 1.0.0d openssl (1.1.0f)
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 (7.1.9) 5.6.31 5.6.30 5.6.27 5.5.12 5.4.13 5.3.13 5.3.6 php (7.1.9)
plasma-desktop (5.10.5) 5.10.4 5.8.7 -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.10.5)
postfix (3.2.3) 3.1.6 3.1.6 2.10.3 2.10.2 2.9.6 2.8.8 2.7.4 postfix (3.2.3)
postgresql (9.6.5) 9.6.4 9.6.3 9.3.14 9.3.4 9.2.4 9.1.3 8.4.8 postgresql (9.6.5)
Python (3.6.2) 2.7.13 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.6 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.1 Python (3.6.2)
qt (5.9.1) 4.8.7 5.6.2 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.4 4.8.1 4.7.3 qt (5.9.1)
samba (4.7.0) 4.6.8 4.6.5 3.6.25 3.6.23 3.6.15 3.6.5 3.5.8 samba (4.7.0)
systemd (234) 230 230 217 208 195 44 -- systemd (234)
thunderbird (52.3.0) 52.3.0 52.2.1 45.4.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 3.1.10 thunderbird (52.3.0)
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) 3.0.0 3.0.0git 2.2.4 2.1.2 2.0.6 2.0.1 -- vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 4.12.4 4.12.0 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.9.0 4.8 xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.3 1.19.3 1.16.4 1.14.5 1.13.4 1.11.4 1.10.1 xorg-server (1.19.3)

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Version: 6
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-09-24
Votes: 0


i have been with mandrake from the very beginning with version 5.1 in academia. I installed it for faculty using the WIEN package and made professors out of them. Often had it in a multi-boot environment with windows. The ease of installation, stability, and the MCC have endeared me to the distribution. Debian was the main competition but its installation was torturous in comparison. Mandriva also has the ease of installation over the other rpm based distros like red hat, fedora, opensuse, etc. Bootloader editing is a big plus.KDE always. The 12 to 18 month dev cyle is my only beef but you get the new release and you forget the delay. Recommended for new and experienced linux users.


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Version: 6
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-09-24
Votes: 0


Mageia is an excellent and well thought out distro, 6 is well polished, stable and everything works out of the box. The installation process reminds me of openSUSE and the Mageia Control Centre is similar to YaST, I loved that about openSUSE, everything in one place and one click install etc, the difference between Mageia and openSUSE is that from my experience with both - Mageia seems to just pip openSUSE with how well presented and well polished their version of the control centre looks, also Mageia provide a more stable Linux OS, I have had no breakages or problems yet, with openSUSE I have had a pretty rough experience, e.g crazy RAM and CPU usage while idle.

I am currently using Mageia LXQt, it is a very pleasant DE with many features and one can tweak to their hearts content. Everything works. multiple choices on install to choose from for GPU's, soundcards, screen resolution, peripherals, keyboards, ethernet/wifi cards, everything to get you going smoothly even if you have dedicated hardware.

Mageia should be IMO top distro. It IS that good.


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Version: 6
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-09-22
Votes: 0


Open, stable and flexible to use. Mageia is an rock-solid OS for everyone. It can be used everywhere on every machine.


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