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Mageia

Last Update: 2019-04-21 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: 30 (328), 6 months: 25 (389), 3 months: 25 (417), 4 weeks: 26 (413), 1 week: 14 (735)

Average visitor rating: 8.54/10 from 136 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/
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Documentation https://wiki.mageia.org/
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Download Mirrors http://mageia.org/en/downloads/
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Bug Tracker http://bugs.mageia.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2019-04-17: Development Release: Mageia 7 Beta 3
 • 2019-02-24: Development Release: Mageia 7 Beta 2
 • 2018-12-08: Development Release: Mageia 7 Beta 1
 • 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
 • 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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Feature cauldron 7-beta3 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Feature
Release Date 2019-04-21 2019-04-17 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 2019-01 2017-12 2015-09 2014-11 2013-11 2012-12 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)   2100-4300 30-3600           Image Size (MB)
Free Download RPMs ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop GNOME, KDE Plasma, Xfce GNOME, KDE, 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) RPM (urpmi) Package Management
Release Model Rolling Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice 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 i586, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Init Software 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 ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Asian Language Support
Full Package List cauldron 7-beta3 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Full Package List
Package cauldron 7-beta3 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Package
abiword (3.0.2) 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 (1.1.8) 1.1.8 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 (1.1.8)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- 15.302 14.010.1006 12.104 -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 bash (5.0)
bind (9.14.0) 9.11.P4 9.11.5 9.10.5-P2 9.10.3-P4 9.9.4-P2 9.9.2-P2 9.9.0 9.8.0-P1 bind (9.14.0)
chromium (73.0.3683.103) 73.0.3683.103 70.0.3538.77 57.0.2987.133 53.0.2785.143 33.0.1750.146 26.0.1410.65 18.0.1025.168 -- chromium (73.0.3683.103)
cups (2.2.11) 2.2.11 2.2.11 2.2.3 2.0.4 1.7.0 1.5.4 1.5.2 1.4.6 cups (2.2.11)
dhcp (4.4.1) 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 (1.45.0) 1.45.0 1.45.0 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.9 1.42.7 1.42.2 1.41.14 e2fsprogs (1.45.0)
firefox (66.0.3) 66.0.1 66.0.1 52.2.0 45.5.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 4.0.1 firefox (66.0.3)
freetype (2.10.0) 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 (2.10.0)
gcc (8.3.0) 8.3.1 8.3.1 5.4.0 4.9.2 4.8.2 4.7.2 4.6.3 4.5.2 gcc (8.3.0)
gimp (2.10.10) 2.10.10 2.10.10 2.8.22 2.8.14 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.8.0 2.6.11 gimp (2.10.10)
glibc (2.29) 2.29 2.29 2.22 2.20 2.18 2.17 2.14.1 2.12.1 glibc (2.29)
gnome-shell (3.32.1) 3.32.1 3.32.0 3.24.2 3.14.3 3.10.2.1 3.6.3.1 3.4.1 -- gnome-shell (3.32.1)
gnucash (3.5) 3.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.5)
gnumeric (1.12.44) 1.12.44 1.12.44 1.12.34 1.12.20 1.12.9 1.12.0 1.11.3 1.10.14 gnumeric (1.12.44)
grub (2.02) 2.02.0 2.02.0 2.02git 2.02git 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk (3.24.8) 3.24.8 2.24.32 3.22.16 3.14.8 3.10.6 3.6.4 3.4.1 2.24.4 gtk (3.24.8)
httpd (2.4.39) 2.4.38 2.4.38 2.4.26 2.4.10 2.4.7 2.4.4 2.2.22 2.2.17 httpd (2.4.39)
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.4 0.92.4 0.92.1 0.91 0.48.4 0.48.4 0.48.3.1 0.48.1 inkscape (0.92.4)
k3b (19.04.0) 19.04.0 18.12.3 2.10.0 2.0.3a 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 k3b (19.04.0)
kmod (26) 26 26 24 18 15 12 7 -- kmod (26)
krita (4.1.8) 4.1.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.4-alpha1 krita (4.1.8)
libreoffice (6.2.3) 6.2.3 6.2.2.2 5.3.4 4.4.7 4.1.5 4.0.3 3.5.3 3.3.2 libreoffice (6.2.3)
linux (5.0.9) 5.0.8 5.0.7 4.9.35 4.4.30 3.12.21 3.8.13 3.3.6 2.6.38.7 linux (5.0.9)
Package cauldron 7-beta3 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Package
lxpanel (0.10.0) 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 (0.10.0)
mariadb (10.3.14) 10.3.14 10.3.14 10.1.24 10.0.28 5.5.37 5.5.28 5.5.23 -- mariadb (10.3.14)
mate-desktop (1.22.0) 1.22.0 1.22.0 1.18.0 1.8.1 1.6.2 -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.22.0)
mesa (19.0.2) 19.0.2 19.0.2 17.1.4 10.5.9 10.0.5 9.1.2 8.0.2 7.10.2 mesa (19.0.2)
mysql (8.0.15) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.10 mysql (8.0.15)
nautilus (3.32.0) 3.32.0 3.32.0 3.24.1 3.14.2 3.10.1 3.6.3 3.4.1 2.32.2.1 nautilus (3.32.0)
NVIDIA (418.56) -- 410.78 375.66 352.79 325.15 319.17 -- -- NVIDIA (418.56)
openbox (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 (12.0.1) -- 8u191 8u131 8u45 8u111 7u19 6b24 6b22 openjdk (12.0.1)
openssh (8.0p1) 7.9p1 7.9p1 7.5p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 openssh (8.0p1)
openssl (1.1.1b) 1.1.0j 1.1.0j 1.0.2l 1.0.2j 1.0.1e 1.0.1e 1.0.0j 1.0.0d openssl (1.1.1b)
perl (5.28.2) 5.28.1 5.28.1 5.22.3 5.20.1 5.18.1 5.16.3 5.14.2 5.12.3 perl (5.28.2)
php (7.3.4) 7.3.4 7.2.12 5.6.30 5.6.27 5.5.12 5.4.13 5.3.13 5.3.6 php (7.3.4)
plasma-desktop (5.15.4) 5.15.4 5.15.4 5.8.7 -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.15.4)
postfix (3.4.5) 3.4.5 3.4.5 3.1.6 2.10.3 2.10.2 2.9.6 2.8.8 2.7.4 postfix (3.4.5)
postgresql (11.2) 9.6.12 11.2 9.6.3 9.3.14 9.3.4 9.2.4 9.1.3 8.4.8 postgresql (11.2)
Python (3.7.3) 2.7.16 2.7.16 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.6 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.1 Python (3.7.3)
qt (5.12.3) 4.8.7 5.12.2 5.6.2 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.4 4.8.1 4.7.3 qt (5.12.3)
samba (4.10.2) 4.10.2 4.10.1 4.6.5 3.6.25 3.6.23 3.6.15 3.6.5 3.5.8 samba (4.10.2)
systemd (242) 241 241 230 217 208 195 44 -- systemd (242)
thunderbird (60.6.1) 60.6.1 60.6.1 52.2.1 45.4.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 3.1.10 thunderbird (60.6.1)
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.1 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.6) 3.0.6 3.0.6 3.0.0git 2.2.4 2.1.2 2.0.6 2.0.1 -- vlc (3.0.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.13.3 4.13.3 4.12.4 4.12.0 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.9.0 4.8 xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.4) 1.20.4 1.20.4 1.19.3 1.16.4 1.14.5 1.13.4 1.11.4 1.10.1 xorg-server (1.20.4)

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Version: 6
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-04-21
Votes: 0


A fan since the beginning, I used it in a dual boot with Windows , until v5 then went Linux only with v6 on a new ssd.
Package choice is impressive and updates frequent, very satisfied.


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Version: 7-beta3
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-04-18
Votes: 2


i have been distrohopping alot lately, about 20 different distros in last few weeks and I have to say that I will settle downd with Mageia. I like this distro very much. So far 7 beta 2 and 3 has been a pleasure to use. Good work Mageia team.



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Version: 7-beta2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-04-04
Votes: 12


Pros: All the .isos are UEFI enabled, that includes the 32bit isos.
If you use the Mageia in-house USB writer (Isodumper) you can even enable persistence in the Live Boot media. So, still supporting 32bit hardware (and those 32bit UEFI devices).

Something a bit different in that I have never seen in another distro:
If you burn the not Live (Classic Install) .iso to DVD or USB using a Windows program, and have a look around in the finished DVD, there are some DOS utilities for use in Windows. You can start the install process from within Windows, it will shut Windows down, not hibernate, reboot to the DVD or USB, and then the real install can start from there, so install is in the same Mode (UEFI or legacy BIOS).
Usual Windows Caveats apply. Disable secure boot first. Create an empty Partition space for the Linux install using Windows disk manager, if you want to dual boot, otherwise Windows may fail to bootup. The installer has a comprehensive partition manager, so you can create your Linux Partitions in any supported FS (and there are a few).

Installed system is easy to manage, and for a Beta, reasonably stable.

Con: there are lots of updates, and being a Beta, may break something.








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