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Mageia

Last Update: 2023-02-06 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: 41 (223), 6 months: 40 (247), 3 months: 28 (308), 4 weeks: 49 (244), 1 week: 40 (247)

Average visitor rating: 8.41/10 from 224 review(s).


Mageia Summary
Distribution Mageia
Home Page https://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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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 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
 • 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-alpha1 8 7.1 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Feature
Release Date 2023-02-06 2022-11-12 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-alpha1 8 7.1 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Full Package List
Package cauldron 9-alpha1 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 (1.2.8) 1.2.8 1.2.8 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 (1.2.8)
amdgpu (22.40) -- 22.0.0 19.1.0 19.0.1 -- 15.302 14.010.1006 12.104 -- -- amdgpu (22.40)
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 (9.18.11) 9.18.11 9.18.8 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 (9.18.11)
chromium (109.0.5414.119) 109.0.5414.119 -- 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 (109.0.5414.119)
cups (2.4.2) 2.4.2 2.4.2 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 (2.4.2)
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.3-P1 4.4.3-P1 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) 1.46.6 1.46.5 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 (109.0.1) 102.7.0 102.4.0 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 (109.0.1)
freetype (2.12.1) 2.12.1 2.12.1 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 (2.12.1)
gcc (12.2.0) 12.2.1 12.2.1 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 (12.2.0)
gimp (2.10.32) 2.10.32 2.10.32 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 (2.10.32)
glibc (2.37) 2.36 2.36 2.32 2.29 2.22 2.20 2.18 2.17 2.14.1 2.12.1 glibc (2.37)
gnome-shell (43.2) 43.1 43.0 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 (43.2)
gnucash (4.13) 4.13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (4.13)
gnumeric (1.12.55) 1.12.55 1.12.53 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 (4.8.3) 3.24.36 3.24.34 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 (4.8.3)
httpd (2.4.55) 2.4.55 2.4.54 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 (2.4.55)
inkscape (1.2.2) 1.2.2 1.2.1 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 (1.2.2)
k3b (22.12.2) 22.12.0 22.08.1 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 (22.12.2)
kmod (30) 30 30 28 26 24 18 15 12 7 -- kmod (30)
krita (5.1.5) 5.1.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.4-alpha1 krita (5.1.5)
libreoffice (7.5.0) 7.5.0 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 (7.5.0)
linux (6.1.10) 6.1.10 6.0.8 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 (6.1.10)
Package cauldron 9-alpha1 8 7.1 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Package
lxpanel (0.10.1) 0.10.1 0.10.1 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 (10.10.3) 10.9.4 10.9.4 10.5.8 10.3.16 10.1.24 10.0.28 5.5.37 5.5.28 5.5.23 -- mariadb (10.10.3)
mate-desktop (1.26.0) 1.26.0 1.26.0 1.24.1 1.22.1 1.18.0 1.8.1 1.6.2 -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.26.0)
mesa (22.3.4) 23.0.0 22.2.3 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 (22.3.4)
mysql (8.0.32) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.10 mysql (8.0.32)
nautilus (43.2) 43.2 43.0 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 (43.2)
NVIDIA (525.85.05) -- 515.76 455.45.01 -- 375.66 352.79 325.15 319.17 -- -- NVIDIA (525.85.05)
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 (19.0.2) -- 17.0.3.0.7 11.0.9 -- 8u131 8u45 8u111 7u19 6b24 6b22 openjdk (19.0.2)
openssh (9.2p1) 9.1p1 9.0p1 8.4p1 8.0p1 7.5p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 openssh (9.2p1)
openssl (3.0.7) 3.0.5 3.0.5 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 (3.0.7)
perl (5.36.0) 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 (5.36.0)
php (8.2.2) 8.2.1 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 (8.2.2)
plasma-desktop (5.26.5) 5.26.90 5.25.90 5.20.4 5.15.4 5.8.7 -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.26.5)
postfix (3.7.4) 3.7.4 3.7.3 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 (3.7.4)
postgresql (15.1) 15.1 -- 13.1 11.4 9.6.3 9.3.14 9.3.4 9.2.4 9.1.3 8.4.8 postgresql (15.1)
Python (3.11.1) 3.10.9 3.10.8 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 (3.11.1)
qt (6.4.2) -- 5.15.6 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 (6.4.2)
samba (4.17.5) 4.17.5 4.17.2 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 (4.17.5)
systemd (252.5) 252.5 252.1 246.9 241 230 217 208 195 44 -- systemd (252.5)
thunderbird (102.7.1) 102.7.1 102.4.2 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 (102.7.1)
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 3.0.17.4 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 (1.21.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- wayland (1.21.0)
xfdesktop (4.18.1) 4.18.1 4.17.0 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 (21.1.7) 21.1.6 21.1.4 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 (21.1.7)

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Version: 9-alpha1
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-01-25
Votes: 83


Been running the 9-alpha1 version for a couple of days now. No bugs, no glitches, no problems. Was running version 8. 9 runs just as smooth so far. XFCE is my favorite, and this one is the most polished I've used. Installation was a little confusing, but once it was installed and updated, I was amazed that an alpha version could be so stable. It is so stable and snappy, I am sticking with the alpha version until the final release comes out. Mageia was one of my favorite XFCE distros, but if version 9 continues to be this stable, my distro hopping days will be over. Once the final version is released, it should rise to the top of the list quickly. Great job developers. Couldn't be happier with this one.


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Version: 8
Rating: 9
Date: 2023-01-21
Votes: 73


J'utilise Mageia à la suite de Mandrake puis Mandriva.

Les versions se suivent à intervalle raisonnables assurant tout à la fois un mise à jour nécessaire et une stabilité tout aussi nécessaire.
Les versions définitives sont très solides. Il n'y a que fort peu d'incidents à l'installation d'une nouvelle version, sauf parfois la mise à niveau en ligne. Pour ma part je préfère partir d'une image iso, ce qui est fiable.
Le système d'installation est très simple et le choix des bureaux est large,
Après avoir travaillé avec KDE, je suis passé à Gnome à l'occasion de Gnome2, et rebuté par Gnome3, j'ai opté depuis pour Xfce qui est mature et stable, rapide, léger et doté de multiples possibilités de gestion de l'apparence.

La gestion des logiciels par Mageia est performante et aisée grâce aux .rpm et un logiciel graphique pour gérer les installations et désinstallations. Le catalogue est très riche et il est rare qu'il n'y ait pas d'archive .rpm disponible même pour des programmes rares et confidentiels. Ce logiciel de gestion des programmes CCM commence cependant à devenir vieillot sans perdre de son efficacité, mais on peut aussi faire appel à Logiciel (je ne connais pas le nom anglais) qui installe des programme sans perturber Mageia.
Bien sûr les acharnés de la ligne de commande peuvent s'y adonner comme sur n'importe quelle distribution, mais pour un utilisateur ordinaire, Mageia est très intuitif, et je n'ai jamais vu de personne désarçonnée en utilisant mon ordinateur, même celles qui n'avaient jamais utilisé Linux.
La communauté francophone est active, et un conseil est facilement obtenu sur le forum dédié.

Même si c'est sans rapport évident avec l'efficacité de la distribution, le fait qu'elle soit gérée par une association non commerciale est un plus intellectuellement satisfaisant pour un amateur de logiciels libres.



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Version: 8
Rating: 9
Date: 2023-01-02
Votes: 73


I was very impressed with the competence and documentation of Mageia. This distro benefits greatly from its heritage of Mandrake / Mandriva. Mandrake was the first distro I managed to connect to the internet in the early 2000s. I first installed the live version to USB, and liked it well enough. A while later, I used the installation DVD to do a full install to USB, selecting Xfce, and was very impressed with automatic system upgrades. I allowed Mageia to do the partitioning, and never experienced a problem. During the full install I was given the option to not install the Office suite, which saved me the trouble of trimming the fat. Installing Tor required some investigation, as it is not in the rpmdrake repo. Instead a sandbox version of Tor is installed from flatpak repo. Install flatpak, then use flatpak to acquire Tor launcher. I had to reboot for the launcher to appear in Menu. I could probably make a favorable comparison of Mageia to Linux Mint.
PRO
- This distro inspires confidence. The docs were good enough that I didn't have to ask the forum for assistance.
- Fast boot
- Trouble-free persistence on USB install
- Not based on Debian
CON
- systemd
- two desktop taskbars, top and bottom, reducing viewable workspace, looking cluttered
- Greek pronunciation of "Mageia"


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