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Mageia

Last Update: 2018-10-17 15:21 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: 31 (297), 6 months: 37 (266), 3 months: 35 (289), 4 weeks: 21 (403), 1 week: 23 (244)

Average visitor rating: 8.5/10 from 111 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
Documentation https://wiki.mageia.org/
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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:
 • 2018-10-06: Distribution Release: Mageia 6.1
 • 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
 • More Mageia releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-09-15 Mageia 5 no longer supported
 •2018-05-15 Mageia's Grand Update
 •2018-02-20 Mageia password breach
 •2017-02-20 Mageia 6 delayed
 •2016-09-05 Mageia adopts DNF
 • More Mageia headlines...

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature cauldron 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Feature
Release Date 2018-10-17 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 (1.1.7) 1.1.6 1.1.4.1 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 1.0.26 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 alsa-lib (1.1.7)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- 15.302 14.010.1006 12.104 -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 bash (4.4.18)
bind (9.13.3) 9.11.P1 9.10.5-P2 9.10.3-P4 9.9.4-P2 9.9.2-P2 9.9.0 9.8.0-P1 bind (9.13.3)
chromium (70.0.3538.67) 69.0.3497.81 57.0.2987.133 53.0.2785.143 33.0.1750.146 26.0.1410.65 18.0.1025.168 -- chromium (70.0.3538.67)
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.8 2.2.3 2.0.4 1.7.0 1.5.4 1.5.2 1.4.6 cups (2.2.8)
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.3-P1 4.2.5-P1 4.2.5-P1 4.2.3-P2 4.2.1-P1 dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.4 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.9 1.42.7 1.42.2 1.41.14 e2fsprogs (1.44.4)
firefox (62.0.3) 62.0.3 52.2.0 45.5.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 4.0.1 firefox (62.0.3)
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9.1 2.7.1 2.5.4 2.5.0.1 2.4.11 2.4.9 2.4.4 freetype (2.9.1)
gcc (8.2.0) 8.2.1 5.4.0 4.9.2 4.8.2 4.7.2 4.6.3 4.5.2 gcc (8.2.0)
gimp (2.10.6) 2.10.6 2.8.22 2.8.14 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.8.0 2.6.11 gimp (2.10.6)
glibc (2.28) 2.28 2.22 2.20 2.18 2.17 2.14.1 2.12.1 glibc (2.28)
gnome-shell (3.30.1) 3.30.1 3.24.2 3.14.3 3.10.2.1 3.6.3.1 3.4.1 -- gnome-shell (3.30.1)
gnucash (3.3) 3.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.3)
gnumeric (1.12.43) 1.12.43 1.12.34 1.12.20 1.12.9 1.12.0 1.11.3 1.10.14 gnumeric (1.12.43)
grub (2.02) 2.02.0 2.02git 2.02git 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.22.30 3.22.16 3.14.8 3.10.6 3.6.4 3.4.1 2.24.4 gtk+ (3.24.1)
httpd (2.4.35) 2.4.33 2.4.26 2.4.10 2.4.7 2.4.4 2.2.22 2.2.17 httpd (2.4.35)
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.3 0.92.1 0.91 0.48.4 0.48.4 0.48.3.1 0.48.1 inkscape (0.92.3)
k3b (18.08.2) 18.04.1 2.10.0 2.0.3a 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 k3b (18.08.2)
kmod (25) 24 24 18 15 12 7 -- kmod (25)
krita (4.1.5) 4.1.5             krita (4.1.5)
libreoffice (6.1.2) 6.1.3 5.3.4 4.4.7 4.1.5 4.0.3 3.5.3 3.3.2 libreoffice (6.1.2)
linux (4.18.15) 4.18.14 4.9.35 4.4.30 3.12.21 3.8.13 3.3.6 2.6.38.7 linux (4.18.15)
Package cauldron 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Package
lxpanel (0.9.3) 0.9.3 0.99.2 0.99.0 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5git lxpanel (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.3.10) 10.3.10 10.1.24 10.0.28 5.5.37 5.5.28 5.5.23 -- mariadb (10.3.10)
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.20.3 1.18.0 1.8.1 1.6.2 -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.3)
mesa (18.2.2) 18.2.2 17.1.4 10.5.9 10.0.5 9.1.2 8.0.2 7.10.2 mesa (18.2.2)
mysql (8.0.12) -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.10 mysql (8.0.12)
nautilus (3.30.2) 3.30.2 3.24.1 3.14.2 3.10.1 3.6.3 3.4.1 2.32.2.1 nautilus (3.30.2)
NVIDIA (396.54) 390.87 375.66 352.79 325.15 319.17 -- -- NVIDIA (396.54)
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 (10.0.2) -- 8u131 8u45 8u111 7u19 6b24 6b22 openjdk (10.0.2)
openssh (7.8p1) 7.8p1 7.5p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 openssh (7.8p1)
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.0i 1.0.2l 1.0.2j 1.0.1e 1.0.1e 1.0.0j 1.0.0d openssl (1.1.1)
perl (5.28.0) 5.28.0 5.22.3 5.20.1 5.18.1 5.16.3 5.14.2 5.12.3 perl (5.28.0)
php (7.2.11) 7.2.11 5.6.30 5.6.27 5.5.12 5.4.13 5.3.13 5.3.6 php (7.2.11)
plasma-desktop (5.14.1) 5.13.4 5.8.7 -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.14.1)
postfix (3.3.1) 3.3.1 3.1.6 2.10.3 2.10.2 2.9.6 2.8.8 2.7.4 postfix (3.3.1)
postgresql (10.5) -- 9.6.3 9.3.14 9.3.4 9.2.4 9.1.3 8.4.8 postgresql (10.5)
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.15 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.6 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.1 Python (3.7.0)
qt (5.11.2) 4.8.7 5.6.2 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.4 4.8.1 4.7.3 qt (5.11.2)
samba (4.9.1) 4.7.6 4.6.5 3.6.25 3.6.23 3.6.15 3.6.5 3.5.8 samba (4.9.1)
systemd (239) 236 230 217 208 195 44 -- systemd (239)
thunderbird (60.2.1) 52.9.1 52.2.1 45.4.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 3.1.10 thunderbird (60.2.1)
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.4 3.0.0git 2.2.4 2.1.2 2.0.6 2.0.1 -- vlc (3.0.4)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.13.2 4.12.4 4.12.0 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.9.0 4.8 xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.2) 1.20.2 1.19.3 1.16.4 1.14.5 1.13.4 1.11.4 1.10.1 xorg-server (1.20.2)

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
8.5
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Version: 6
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-10-06
Votes: 6


Je m'exprimerait en Français pour cette distribution,
Cette continuation de Mandriva a connue des périodes difficiles mais elle à repris du poil de la bête dans cette version 6.1:

Pour:
-Bonne reconnaissance du matériel.
-Communauté active et sympathique
-Utilise DNF!
-Beaucoup d'environnement graphiques pris en charge, ce qui fait un à avantage par rapport à Fedora (ou si nous sortons de GNOME c'est un peu chaotique)
-Un nom, ça peut paraitre étrange mais c'est la descendante directe et la continuation de Mandriva
-Stable, Alternative crédible à Debian

Contre
-Un développement un peu trop lent probablement du au manque de développeurs.


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Version: 6
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-03
Votes: 17


I grew bored of Debian, and was looking for something similar in terms of stability but different with system and package management, Mageia ticks those boxes for me, its RPM based like Fedora and OpenSUSE, but behaves more for me - unlike Fedora -

Install is easy, just read the instructions, if you are new to Linux then just read the Mageia guide. The install will take some time as you get to choose what you want in terms of packages (talking of which, when you use the Mageia Control Centre to add or remove packages, it automatically manages dependencies / orphans) and what DE you want. During the install your system will update, meaning that when you have a fresh install there will be no updates needed, quite handy!

Mageia is actually quite light on RAM / CPU, and does not cause concern for me for general use, I browse the web, listen to music, and theme to my hearts content, Mageia allows me to do everything that Debian did and provide me with an equally stable platform.

IMHO you can't go wrong here.


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Version: 6
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-09-02
Votes: 2


Stable and ideal for new Linux users (graphical interface for *everything* you'll ever need to configure).
The only drawback is that you don't always have the latest versions of the software, but I often prefer an older version which does the job rather than the latest nightly unstable version!


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