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Mageia

Last Update: 2019-02-15 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: 33 (302), 6 months: 29 (343), 3 months: 24 (386), 4 weeks: 34 (346), 1 week: 40 (339)

Average visitor rating: 8.44/10 from 126 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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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:
 • 2018-12-08: 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
 • 2015-02-14: Development Release: Mageia 5 Beta 3
 • 2015-01-16: Development Release: Mageia 5 Beta 2
 • 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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  • 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 7-beta1 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Feature
Release Date 2019-02-15 2018-12-07 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-beta1 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Full Package List
Package cauldron 7-beta1 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 (9.13.6) 9.11.P1 9.11.4-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 (9.13.6)
chromium (72.0.3626.109) 70.0.3538.77 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 (72.0.3626.109)
cups (2.2.10) 2.2.10 2.2.8 2.2.3 2.0.4 1.7.0 1.5.4 1.5.2 1.4.6 cups (2.2.10)
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 (1.44.5) 1.44.5 1.44.4 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.9 1.42.7 1.42.2 1.41.14 e2fsprogs (1.44.5)
firefox (65.0.1) 64.0 63.0.3 52.2.0 45.5.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 4.0.1 firefox (65.0.1)
freetype (2.9.1) 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 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 (2.10.8) 2.10.8 2.10.8 2.8.22 2.8.14 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.8.0 2.6.11 gimp (2.10.8)
glibc (2.29) 2.29 2.28 2.22 2.20 2.18 2.17 2.14.1 2.12.1 glibc (2.29)
gnome-shell (3.30.2) 3.30.2 3.30.2 3.24.2 3.14.3 3.10.2.1 3.6.3.1 3.4.1 -- gnome-shell (3.30.2)
gnucash (3.4) 3.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.4)
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 2.02git 2.02git 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.24.5) 3.24.5 3.22.30 3.22.16 3.14.8 3.10.6 3.6.4 3.4.1 2.24.4 gtk+ (3.24.5)
httpd (2.4.38) 2.4.38 2.4.37 2.4.26 2.4.10 2.4.7 2.4.4 2.2.22 2.2.17 httpd (2.4.38)
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.4 0.92.3 0.92.1 0.91 0.48.4 0.48.4 0.48.3.1 0.48.1 inkscape (0.92.4)
k3b (18.12.2) 18.12.1 18.08.3 2.10.0 2.0.3a 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 k3b (18.12.2)
kmod (26) 25 25 24 18 15 12 7 -- kmod (26)
krita (4.1.7) 4.1.7.101 -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.4-alpha1 krita (4.1.7)
libreoffice (6.2.0) 6.2.0 6.1.3 5.3.4 4.4.7 4.1.5 4.0.3 3.5.3 3.3.2 libreoffice (6.2.0)
linux (4.20.10) 4.20.8 4.19.6 4.9.35 4.4.30 3.12.21 3.8.13 3.3.6 2.6.38.7 linux (4.20.10)
Package cauldron 7-beta1 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Package
lxpanel (0.9.3) 0.9.3 0.9.3 0.9.3 0.7.2 0.5.12 0.5.10 0.5.8 0.5.6 lxpanel (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.3.12) 10.3.12 10.3.11 10.1.24 10.0.28 5.5.37 5.5.28 5.5.23 -- mariadb (10.3.12)
mate-desktop (1.20.4) 1.20.4 1.20.3 1.18.0 1.8.1 1.6.2 -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.4)
mesa (18.3.3) 19.0.0 18.3.0rc5 17.1.4 10.5.9 10.0.5 9.1.2 8.0.2 7.10.2 mesa (18.3.3)
mysql (8.0.15) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.10 mysql (8.0.15)
nautilus (3.30.5) 3.30.5 3.30.4 3.24.1 3.14.2 3.10.1 3.6.3 3.4.1 2.32.2.1 nautilus (3.30.5)
NVIDIA (415.27) -- 410.78 375.66 352.79 325.15 319.17 -- -- NVIDIA (415.27)
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 (11.0.1) -- 8u191 8u131 8u45 8u111 7u19 6b24 6b22 openjdk (11.0.1)
openssh (7.9p1) 7.9p1 7.9p1 7.5p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 openssh (7.9p1)
openssl (1.1.1a) 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 (1.1.1a)
perl (5.28.1) 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 (5.28.1)
php (7.3.2) 7.3.2 7.2.12 5.6.30 5.6.27 5.5.12 5.4.13 5.3.13 5.3.6 php (7.3.2)
plasma-desktop (5.15.0) 5.14.5 5.14.2 5.8.7 -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.15.0)
postfix (3.3.2) 3.3.2 3.3.2 3.1.6 2.10.3 2.10.2 2.9.6 2.8.8 2.7.4 postfix (3.3.2)
postgresql (11.2) 9.6.12 10.5 9.6.3 9.3.14 9.3.4 9.2.4 9.1.3 8.4.8 postgresql (11.2)
Python (3.7.2) 2.7.15 2.7.15 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.6 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.1 Python (3.7.2)
qt (5.12.1) 4.8.7 5.11.2 5.6.2 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.4 4.8.1 4.7.3 qt (5.12.1)
samba (4.9.4) 4.10.0 4.9.3 4.6.5 3.6.25 3.6.23 3.6.15 3.6.5 3.5.8 samba (4.9.4)
systemd (241) 236 236 230 217 208 195 44 -- systemd (241)
thunderbird (60.5.1) 60.5.0 60.3.2 52.2.1 45.4.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 3.1.10 thunderbird (60.5.1)
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 3.0.4 3.0.0git 2.2.4 2.1.2 2.0.6 2.0.1 -- vlc (3.0.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.13.2 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 (1.20.3) 1.20.3 1.20.3 1.19.3 1.16.4 1.14.5 1.13.4 1.11.4 1.10.1 xorg-server (1.20.3)

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Version: 7-beta1
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-02-08
Votes: 15


Live plasma install.
chose to boot live system with nvidia drivers. while in live system added wifi and printer.
installation straight forward, doesnt use calamares installer, so different for Ubuntu and derivatives users.

reboot retained nvidia driver, printer and wifi.
nice grub2 wall paper and plymouth boot screens.

added on-line repositories.
wide selection of software available.
easy / complete system management via Mageia Control Centre.
system seems very solid (no crashes or freezes) for beta release

hidden jewel of Linux Desktop systems.




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Version: 6
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-01-29
Votes: 12


Switched to Linux in 2006 and have used Mandriva/Mageia ever since at work and home, and family + server, i.e file server and Nextcloud. Tested a few other distros, but i like the completeness of Mageia: it have both GUI tools for configuring without blocking what you can do from terminal, it have lots of programs packaged, and also Appimage and Flatpak is supported well, if you want to use such program packages from upstream. It is also nice it supports several desktops, so we have lightweight DE on some old machines, and Plasma on the rest, and it is stil the same distro. It also have VirtualBox working well where i run old MSwindows for old programs. The Mageia forum is friendly and competent.


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Version: 6
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-01-29
Votes: 3


Easy to use and a very good community that is very helping (a big plus for the French one). Also, I like the huge choice of desktop environments, and it can work on old computers faster than windows 10 on more powerful and recent one... It is not the first distro I tried, but it is my favourite.


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