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DistroWatch.com: Mageia

Mageia

Last Update: 2017-07-26 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: 16 (512), 6 months: 19 (495), 3 months: 18 (498), 4 weeks: 15 (563), 1 week: 11 (717)

Average visitor rating: 8.52/10 from 46 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/
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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 6.0 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Feature
Release Date 2017-07-26 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$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD CDs
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
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
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   5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Full Package List
Package cauldron 6.0 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Package
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 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 1.0.28 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 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 bash (4.4)
bind (9.11.1-P3) 9.10.P2 9.10.3-P4 9.9.4-P2 9.9.2-P2 9.9.0 9.8.0-P1 bind (9.11.1-P3)
chromium (60.0.3112.78) 59.0.3071.115 53.0.2785.143 33.0.1750.146 26.0.1410.65 18.0.1025.168 -- chromium (60.0.3112.78)
cups (2.2.4) 2.2.4 2.0.4 1.7.0 1.5.4 1.5.2 1.4.6 cups (2.2.4)
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 dhcp (4.3.5)
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.9 1.42.7 1.42.2 1.41.14 e2fsprogs (1.43.4)
firefox (54.0.1) 52.2.0 45.5.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 4.0.1 firefox (54.0.1)
freetype (2.8) 2.7.1 2.5.4 2.5.0.1 2.4.11 2.4.9 2.4.4 freetype (2.8)
gcc (7.1.0) 5.4.0 4.9.2 4.8.2 4.7.2 4.6.3 4.5.2 gcc (7.1.0)
gimp (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 (2.25) 2.22 2.20 2.18 2.17 2.14.1 2.12.1 glibc (2.25)
gnome-shell (3.24.3) 3.24.3 3.14.3 3.10.2.1 3.6.3.1 3.4.1 -- gnome-shell (3.24.3)
gnucash (2.6.17) 2.6.17 -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.17)
gnumeric (1.12.35) 1.12.35 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 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.17) 3.22.17 3.14.8 3.10.6 3.6.4 3.4.1 2.24.4 gtk+ (3.22.17)
httpd (2.4.27) 2.4.27 2.4.10 2.4.7 2.4.4 2.2.22 2.2.17 httpd (2.4.27)
inkscape (0.92.1) 0.92.1 0.91 0.48.4 0.48.4 0.48.3.1 0.48.1 inkscape (0.92.1)
k3b (17.04.3) 2.10.0 2.0.3a 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 k3b (17.04.3)
kmod (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 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.3.4) 5.4.0 4.4.7 4.1.5 4.0.3 3.5.3 3.3.2 libreoffice (5.3.4)
linux (4.12.3) 4.9.39 4.4.30 3.12.21 3.8.13 3.3.6 2.6.38.7 linux (4.12.3)
Package cauldron 6.0 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Package
lxde-common (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 (10.2.7) 10.1.25 10.0.28 5.5.37 5.5.28 5.5.23 -- mariadb (10.2.7)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.18.0 1.8.1 1.6.2 -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.1.5) 17.1.5 10.5.9 10.0.5 9.1.2 8.0.2 7.10.2 mesa (17.1.5)
mysql (5.7.19) -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.10 mysql (5.7.19)
nautilus (3.24.2.1) 3.24.2.1 3.14.2 3.10.1 3.6.3 3.4.1 2.32.2.1 nautilus (3.24.2.1)
NVIDIA (384.59) 375.66 352.79 325.15 319.17 -- -- NVIDIA (384.59)
openbox (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 (8u141) -- 8u45 8u111 7u19 6b24 6b22 openjdk (8u141)
openssh (7.5p1) 7.5p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 openssh (7.5p1)
openssl (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 (5.26.0) 5.26.0 5.20.1 5.18.1 5.16.3 5.14.2 5.12.3 perl (5.26.0)
php (7.1.7) 5.6.31 5.6.27 5.5.12 5.4.13 5.3.13 5.3.6 php (7.1.7)
plasma-desktop (5.10.4) 5.10.4 -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.10.4)
postfix (3.2.2) 3.1.6 2.10.3 2.10.2 2.9.6 2.8.8 2.7.4 postfix (3.2.2)
postgresql (9.6.3) 9.6.3 9.3.14 9.3.4 9.2.4 9.1.3 8.4.8 postgresql (9.6.3)
Python (3.6.2) 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 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.4 4.8.1 4.7.3 qt (5.9.1)
samba (4.6.6) 4.6.5 3.6.25 3.6.23 3.6.15 3.6.5 3.5.8 samba (4.6.6)
systemd (234) 230 217 208 195 44 -- systemd (234)
thunderbird (52.2.1) 52.2.1 45.4.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 3.1.10 thunderbird (52.2.1)
vim (8.0) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) 3.0.0 2.2.4 2.1.2 2.0.6 2.0.1 -- vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 4.12.0 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.9.0 4.8 xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.3 1.16.4 1.14.5 1.13.4 1.11.4 1.10.1 xorg-server (1.19.3)

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
8.5
from 46 review(s)



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Version: 6.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-07-26
Votes: 0


I've used Mandrake/Mageia since buying Mandrake 7 at a Wal-mart many moons ago
I've just downloaded and installed on a pentium 4 Intel dinosaur.
My baby, a home brew AMD 6400 got fried by lightning storm.
So, the resurrection....
I tried a "BrandX" OS
It installed but wasn't really usable due to the 20 gig hd and 4 gig memory with 1 gig shared video

Since I don't have a cdburner I used the net install option

Mageia installed easily and the MATE desktop works very well.

And, it is much, much faster than brand x

I think the control center keeps dragging me back
It just makes the distribution work better than any other when customizing/setting up

thanks Mageia team



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Version: 6.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-07-25
Votes: 1


With the shackles of being a for profit company removed, (personally, the name may have changed but everybody that actually made the Mandriva Distribution are the creators of Mageia) Even from it's first release there was a focus on stability and providing a well integrated and attractive desktop. Focusing on KDE but, giving the Mageia treatment to every DE and File Manager, Mageia accomplishes what the various Ubuntu teams do all under the core Mageia Distro, In other words there is no need for a Mageia-MATE or a Mageia - Cinnamon because almost all desktops are provided and have been given some work on how well they integrate with the underlying OS.
As for the 6.0 Release, once again, everything that Makes Mageia such a great distribution is there, matter of fact, this is arguably the most polished and stable version of Mageia yet! ease of install is unparalleled. The Plasma desktop sings with no issues discovered so far.


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Version: 6.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-07-24
Votes: 0


Very easy to use. Modern look and a big bunch of uptodated applications. A lot of Desktop flavors to try, if you want. I am happy to gave it a try.


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