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DistroWatch.com: Mageia

Mageia

Last Update: 2017-06-22 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 (520), 6 months: 20 (481), 3 months: 21 (461), 4 weeks: 17 (548), 1 week: 28 (358)

Average visitor rating: 8.5/10 from 24 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
Screencasts
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:
 • 2017-05-25: 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
 • 2014-07-09: Development Release: Mageia 5 Alpha 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 2017-06-22 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 (1.1.4.1) 1.1.4 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 (9.11.1-P1) 9.10.5 9.10.3-P4 9.9.4-P2 9.9.2-P2 9.9.0 9.8.0-P1
chromium (59.0.3071.109) 57.0.2987.133 53.0.2785.143 33.0.1750.146 26.0.1410.65 18.0.1025.168 --
cups (2.2.3) 2.2.3 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 (54.0) 52.2.0 45.5.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 4.0.1
freetype (2.8) 2.7.1 2.5.4 2.5.0.1 2.4.11 2.4.9 2.4.4
gcc (7.1.0) 5.4.0 4.9.2 4.8.2 4.7.2 4.6.3 4.5.2
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22 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 (3.24.2) 3.24.2 3.14.3 3.10.2.1 3.6.3.1 3.4.1 --
gnucash (2.6.16) 2.6.16 -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.34) 1.12.34 1.12.20 1.12.9 1.12.0 1.11.3 1.10.14
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02git 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97
gtk+ (3.22.16) 3.22.16 3.14.8 3.10.6 3.6.4 3.4.1 2.24.4
httpd (2.4.26) 2.4.26 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 (17.04.2) 2.10.0 2.0.3a 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2
kmod (24) 24 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 (5.3.4) 5.3.3 4.4.7 4.1.5 4.0.3 3.5.3 3.3.2
linux (4.11.6) 4.9.34 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 (10.2.6) 10.1.23 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 (17.1.3) 17.1.3 10.5.9 10.0.5 9.1.2 8.0.2 7.10.2
mysql (5.7.18) -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.10
nautilus (3.24.1) 3.24.1 3.14.2 3.10.1 3.6.3 3.4.1 2.32.2.1
NVIDIA (381.22) 375.66 352.79 325.15 319.17 -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.4.11.2
openjdk (8u131) -- 8u45 8u111 7u19 6b24 6b22
openssh (7.5p1) 7.5p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.8p1
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2l 1.0.2j 1.0.1e 1.0.1e 1.0.0j 1.0.0d
perl (5.26.0) 5.22.3 5.20.1 5.18.1 5.16.3 5.14.2 5.12.3
php (7.1.6) 5.6.30 5.6.27 5.5.12 5.4.13 5.3.13 5.3.6
plasma-desktop (5.10.2) 5.8.7 -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.2.2) 3.1.6 2.10.3 2.10.2 2.9.6 2.8.8 2.7.4
postgresql (9.6.3) 9.6.3 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 (5.9.0) 4.8.7 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.4 4.8.1 4.7.3
samba (4.6.5) 4.6.5 3.6.25 3.6.23 3.6.15 3.6.5 3.5.8
systemd (233) 230 217 208 195 44 --
thunderbird (52.2.0) 52.2.0 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 (2.2.6) 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
8.5
from 24 review(s)



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Version: 5.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-06-22
Votes: 0


It's a great option for the desktop, with good sized software repos & great tools for doing admin tasks. The installer could be nicer & some of the tools could stand to be updated to a more modern & user friendly form, but they are still very good.

Pros: Quite big software repos that include all the standard stuff like Wine, office stuff, games, etc. & some more obscure stuff like GIS/ (digital map making & geo-data logging); Very good admin tools; loads of desktops options in the traditional installer; a very solid & stable base that still includes kernel updates.

Cons: The repos a very big, but not as huge as Debian & some others & a few niceties like other big name browsers are left out (no Chrome or Opera etc. like PCLinuxOS offers); like I said the admin tools a great, but not always as pretty or modern as some of the tools in, say Mint; every great once in a while (a handful of times over the 2+ years that version 5.x has been out) there is some systmd related script that makes Mageia take forever to boot & run slow after, but it goes away & everything is lightning fast on reboot, so it's a minor annoyance.

Overall it's great for my desktop purposes & feels very much like the close cousin of PCLinuxOS that it is, but with a stable point release method & the same init that most other distros have converted to.


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Version: 5.1
Rating: 3
Date: 2017-06-21
Votes: 0


What an experience.

Strange install, strange settings once installed, not much software available.

Really was not my cup of tea.


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Version: 5.1
Rating: 7
Date: 2017-06-13
Votes: 0


Really slow base, slow boot up times and the control center takes FOREVER to load! Despite this, Mageia is an overall good Linux distribution with minor flaws. Like IceWM having NO themes at boot.


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