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Mageia


Last Update: 2023-09-30 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.

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Average visitor rating: 8.34/10 from 101 review(s).


Mageia Summary
Distribution Mageia
Home Page https://www.mageia.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2023-08-27: Distribution Release: Mageia 9
 • 2023-07-23: Development Release: Mageia 9 RC1
 • 2023-05-26: Development Release: Mageia 9 Beta 2
 • 2023-03-01: Development Release: Mageia 9 Beta 1
 • 2022-11-19: Development Release: Mageia 9 Alpha 1
 • 2021-02-26: Distribution Release: Mageia 8
 • 2021-02-06: Development Release: Mageia 8 RC
 • 2020-12-13: Development Release: Mageia 8 Beta 2
 • 2020-08-08: Development Release: Mageia 8 Beta 1
 • 2020-07-02: Development Release: Mageia 8 Alpha 1
 • 2019-07-01: Distribution Release: Mageia 7
 • 2019-06-02: Development Release: Mageia 7 RC
 • More Mageia releases...

  Headlines:
 • 2021-06-08 Mageia 7 nearing its end of life
 • 2019-07-16 Mageia publishes new media for CPU fix
 • 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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Feature cauldron 9 8 7.1 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Feature
Release Date 2023-09-30 2023-08-24 2021-02-26 2019-07-16 2017-07-16 2016-12-02 2014-06-20 2013-05-19 2012-05-22 2011-06-01 Release Date
End Of Life --     2021-06 2019-11 2017-12 2015-09 2014-11 2013-11 2012-12 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)   2800-4500 2200-4300 2200-4300 30-3600           Image Size (MB)
Free Download RPMs ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop GNOME, KDE Plasma, Xfce GNOME, KDE Plasma, Xfce GNOME, KDE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, Xfce KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management RPM (urpmi, dnf) RPM (urpmi, dnf) RPM (urpmi, dnf) RPM (urpmi, dnf) RPM (urpmi) RPM (urpmi) RPM (urpmi) RPM (urpmi) RPM (urpmi) RPM (urpmi) Package Management
Release Model Rolling Rolling Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture aarch64, arm7, i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 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 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 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 Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Asian Language Support
Full Package List cauldron 9 8 7.1 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Full Package List
Package cauldron 9 8 7.1 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Package
abiword (3.0.5) 3.0.5 3.0.5 3.0.4 3.0.2 3.0.1 3.0.0 3.0.0 2.9.4 2.9.2 2.8.6 abiword (3.0.5)
alsa-lib (1.2.10) 1.2.9 1.2.9 1.2.2 1.1.7 1.1.4.1 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 1.0.26 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 alsa-lib (1.2.10)
amdgpu (23.0.0) -- 22.0.0 19.1.0 19.0.1 -- 15.302 14.010.1006 12.104 -- -- amdgpu (23.0.0)
bash (5.2.15) 5.2.15 5.2 5.1 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 bash (5.2.15)
bind (9.18.19) 9.18.19 9.18.15 9.11.27 9.11.6 9.10.5-P2 9.10.3-P4 9.9.4-P2 9.9.2-P2 9.9.0 9.8.0-P1 bind (9.18.19)
chromium (117.0.5938.132) 117.0.5938.132 -- 73.0.3683.103 -- 57.0.2987.133 53.0.2785.143 33.0.1750.146 26.0.1410.65 18.0.1025.168 -- chromium (117.0.5938.132)
cups (2.4.7) 2.4.7 2.4.6 2.3.3 2.2.11 2.2.3 2.0.4 1.7.0 1.5.4 1.5.2 1.4.6 cups (2.4.7)
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.3-P1 4.4.3 4.4.2 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 (4.4.3-P1)
e2fsprogs (1.47.0) 1.47.0 1.47.0 1.45.6 1.45.2 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.9 1.42.7 1.42.2 1.41.14 e2fsprogs (1.47.0)
firefox (118.0.1) 115.3.1 102.13.0 78.7.0 67.0.4 52.2.0 45.5.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 4.0.1 firefox (118.0.1)
freetype (2.13.2) 2.13.2 2.13.0 2.10.4 2.9.1 2.7.1 2.5.4 2.5.0.1 2.4.11 2.4.9 2.4.4 freetype (2.13.2)
gcc (13.2.0) 12.3.0 12.3.0 10.2.1 8.3.1 5.4.0 4.9.2 4.8.2 4.7.2 4.6.3 4.5.2 gcc (13.2.0)
gimp (2.10.34) 2.10.34 2.10.34 2.10.22 2.10.10 2.8.22 2.8.14 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.8.0 2.6.11 gimp (2.10.34)
glibc (2.38) 2.36 2.36 2.32 2.29 2.22 2.20 2.18 2.17 2.14.1 2.12.1 glibc (2.38)
gnome-shell (45.0) 45.0 44.2 3.38.3 3.32.1 3.24.2 3.14.3 3.10.2.1 3.6.3.1 3.4.1 -- gnome-shell (45.0)
gnucash (5.4-1) 5.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (5.4-1)
gnumeric (1.12.55) 1.12.55 1.12.55 1.12.48 1.12.44 1.12.34 1.12.20 1.12.9 1.12.0 1.11.3 1.10.14 gnumeric (1.12.55)
grub (2.06) 2.06 2.06 0.97 0.97 2.02git 2.02git 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.06)
gtk (4.12.3) 3.24.38 4.10.3 2.24.33 2.24.32 3.22.16 3.14.8 3.10.6 3.6.4 3.4.1 2.24.4 gtk (4.12.3)
httpd (2.4.57) 2.4.57 2.4.57 2.4.46 2.4.39 2.4.26 2.4.10 2.4.7 2.4.4 2.2.22 2.2.17 httpd (2.4.57)
inkscape (1.3) 1.3 1.2.2 1.0.2 0.92.4 0.92.1 0.91 0.48.4 0.48.4 0.48.3.1 0.48.1 inkscape (1.3)
k3b (23.08.1) 23.04.1 23.04.1 20.12.0 19.04.0 2.10.0 2.0.3a 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 k3b (23.08.1)
kmod (31) 30 30 28 26 24 18 15 12 7 -- kmod (31)
krita (5.1.5) 5.1.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.4-alpha1 krita (5.1.5)
libreoffice (7.6.2) 7.6.1 7.4.2 7.0.4.2 6.2.3.2 5.3.4 4.4.7 4.1.5 4.0.3 3.5.3 3.3.2 libreoffice (7.6.2)
linux (6.5.5) 6.5.3 6.4.9 5.10.16 5.1.14 4.9.35 4.4.30 3.12.21 3.8.13 3.3.6 2.6.38.7 linux (6.5.5)
Package cauldron 9 8 7.1 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Package
lxpanel (0.10.1) 0.10.2.r1 0.10.2 0.10.0 0.10.0 0.9.3 0.7.2 0.5.12 0.5.10 0.5.8 0.5.6 lxpanel (0.10.1)
mariadb (11.0.3) 11.2.1 10.11.4 10.5.8 10.3.16 10.1.24 10.0.28 5.5.37 5.5.28 5.5.23 -- mariadb (11.0.3)
mate-desktop (1.26.2) 1.26.2 1.26.1 1.24.1 1.22.1 1.18.0 1.8.1 1.6.2 -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.26.2)
mesa (23.2.1) 23.1.7 23.1.5 20.3.4 19.1.0 17.1.4 10.5.9 10.0.5 9.1.2 8.0.2 7.10.2 mesa (23.2.1)
mysql (8.1.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.10 mysql (8.1.0)
nautilus (45.0) 45.0 44.2.1 3.38.2 3.32.1 3.24.1 3.14.2 3.10.1 3.6.3 3.4.1 2.32.2.1 nautilus (45.0)
NVIDIA (535.113.01) -- 515.76 455.45.01 -- 375.66 352.79 325.15 319.17 -- -- NVIDIA (535.113.01)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 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 (21) -- 17.0.3.0.7 11.0.9 -- 8u131 8u45 8u111 7u19 6b24 6b22 openjdk (21)
openssh (9.4p1) 9.3p1 9.3p1 8.4p1 8.0p1 7.5p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 openssh (9.4p1)
openssl (3.1.3) 3.0.11 3.0.9 1.1.1i 1.1.0j 1.0.2l 1.0.2j 1.0.1e 1.0.1e 1.0.0j 1.0.0d openssl (3.1.3)
perl (5.38.0) 5.36.0 5.36.0 5.32.1 5.28.2 5.22.3 5.20.1 5.18.1 5.16.3 5.14.2 5.12.3 perl (5.38.0)
php (8.2.11) 8.3.0 8.2.0 8.0.0 -- 5.6.30 5.6.27 5.5.12 5.4.13 5.3.13 5.3.6 php (8.2.11)
plasma-desktop (5.27.8) 5.27.8 5.27.5 5.20.4 5.15.4 5.8.7 -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.27.8)
postfix (3.8.2) 3.8.2 3.8.1 3.5.9 3.4.5 3.1.6 2.10.3 2.10.2 2.9.6 2.8.8 2.7.4 postfix (3.8.2)
postgresql (16.0) 15.4 -- 13.1 11.4 9.6.3 9.3.14 9.3.4 9.2.4 9.1.3 8.4.8 postgresql (16.0)
Python (3.11.5) 3.10.13 3.10.11 3.8.7 3.7.3 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.6 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.1 Python (3.11.5)
qt (6.5.3) -- 6.4.1 5.15.2 1.2.0 5.6.2 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.4 4.8.1 4.7.3 qt (6.5.3)
samba (4.19.0) 4.19.0 4.17.10 4.12.11 4.10.4 4.6.5 3.6.25 3.6.23 3.6.15 3.6.5 3.5.8 samba (4.19.0)
systemd (254.5) 253.12 253.7 246.9 241 230 217 208 195 44 -- systemd (254.5)
thunderbird (115.3.1) 115.3.0 102.12.0 78.7.0 60.7.2 52.2.1 45.4.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 3.1.10 thunderbird (115.3.1)
vim (9.0) 9.0 9.0 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 vim (9.0)
vlc (3.0.18) 3.0.18 3.0.18 3.0.12.1 3.0.7.1 3.0.0git 2.2.4 2.1.2 2.0.6 2.0.1 -- vlc (3.0.18)
wayland (1.22.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- wayland (1.22.0)
xfdesktop (4.18.1) 4.18.1 4.18.1 4.16.0 4.13.4 4.12.4 4.12.0 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.9.0 4.8 xfdesktop (4.18.1)
xorg-server (21.1.8) 21.1.8 21.1.8 1.20.10 1.20.4 1.19.3 1.16.4 1.14.5 1.13.4 1.11.4 1.10.1 xorg-server (21.1.8)

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Version: 9
Rating: 9
Date: 2023-09-29
Votes: 35


My only gripes so far, after a few weeks using Mageia 9 as my production desktop are: I nitially I installed Gnome and after a week or so I ran into an issue with my bluetooth headphones failing to connect, despite notifications saying that they were. 2 different sets of headphones, same issue!

I switched to kde (new install). The BT issue was resolved. Interestingly the headphones were identified as head set but still worked on kde.

My only other peeve is that whilst running Steam games my browser won'y connect to the server unless I load the browser before Steam/ This also happens on other distros though, so not strictly a fault of Mageia.

Otherwise I am pleased with Mageia 9 and I have always had a pleasant experience with previous versions. It feels like there is a vibrant community behind it with good documentation and support. New users may be confused when setting up the repositories as Mageia produces a long list to choose from eg. core, updates, tainted and testing for 64 bit, and the same for 32 bit systems.


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Version: 9
Rating: 7
Date: 2023-09-26
Votes: 10


This release seems to have a fair number of small, but annoying, issues that were not present in Mageia 8. In some cases, the installed versions of the software seem to be unable to communicate with each other. As an example, I installed Lutris, to run Windows games as I had on Mageia 8, but Lutris complained that Wine was not present - even though it had indeed
been installed. A bit of work from the command line showed that "wine" was not present, but "wine64" was. This is something that should have been caught before the distro was released to the public. There are other, similar issues -- nothing bug, but time consuming and annoying. I find this release to be below the standards of Mageia's previous efforts -- and I am now looking at Open Mandriva.


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Version: 9
Rating: 7
Date: 2023-09-25
Votes: 10


As a committed Mandrake user I have tried three of the Mandrake derivatives. Mageia comes in the middle as far as I am concerned. It still has all the Mandrake tools like harddrake, diskdrake and so on and that makes administering the system easy.

The installer is straight forward and by having diskdrake makes the task of partitioning especially easy. I have never had a problem with installation of the OS.

What does trouble me is the inclusion of systemd. I had problems getting the sound to work properly and despite the friendly and helpful forum never really got the sound to work. Now I have an Audigy Platinum Pro sound card, not exactly obscure so finding that it would not work was disappointing. Trying to troubleshoot the problem was a nightmare with obscure, convoluted error logs and just plain awkwardness caused by systemd.

The rest of the OS was fine but not having audio was a killer and so I went back to my first choice PCLinuxOS.

If you can live with the threat that systemd might screw with your system Mageia is a fine distro and worthy of being given a chance.


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