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Mageia

Last Update: 2018-02-19 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: 23 (416), 6 months: 24 (349), 3 months: 28 (327), 4 weeks: 34 (342), 1 week: 33 (341)

Average visitor rating: 8.54/10 from 82 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 LinuxQuestions.org
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:
 • 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
 • 2014-08-15: Development Release: Mageia 5 Alpha 2
 • More Mageia releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-02-20 Mageia 6 delayed
 •2016-09-05 Mageia adopts DNF
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Feature cauldron 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Feature
Release Date 2018-02-19 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 (1.1.5) 1.1.5 1.1.4.1 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 1.0.26 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 alsa-lib (1.1.5)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- 15.302 14.010.1006 12.104 -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 bash (4.4.18)
bind (9.12.0) 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 (9.12.0)
chromium (64.0.3282.167) 63.0.3239.108 57.0.2987.133 53.0.2785.143 33.0.1750.146 26.0.1410.65 18.0.1025.168 -- chromium (64.0.3282.167)
cups (2.2.6) 2.2.6 2.2.3 2.0.4 1.7.0 1.5.4 1.5.2 1.4.6 cups (2.2.6)
dhcp (4.4.0) 4.3.6 4.3.5 4.3.3-P1 4.2.5-P1 4.2.5-P1 4.2.3-P2 4.2.1-P1 dhcp (4.4.0)
e2fsprogs (1.43.9) 1.43.6 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.9 1.42.7 1.42.2 1.41.14 e2fsprogs (1.43.9)
firefox (58.0.2) 58.0.2 52.2.0 45.5.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 4.0.1 firefox (58.0.2)
freetype (2.9) 2.8.1 2.7.1 2.5.4 2.5.0.1 2.4.11 2.4.9 2.4.4 freetype (2.9)
gcc (7.3.0) 7.3.0 5.4.0 4.9.2 4.8.2 4.7.2 4.6.3 4.5.2 gcc (7.3.0)
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22 2.8.22 2.8.14 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.8.0 2.6.11 gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.27) 2.22 2.22 2.20 2.18 2.17 2.14.1 2.12.1 glibc (2.27)
gnome-shell (3.26.2) 3.26.2 3.24.2 3.14.3 3.10.2.1 3.6.3.1 3.4.1 -- gnome-shell (3.26.2)
gnucash (2.6.19) 2.6.19 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.19)
gnumeric (1.12.38) 1.12.38 1.12.34 1.12.20 1.12.9 1.12.0 1.11.3 1.10.14 gnumeric (1.12.38)
grub (2.02) 2.02.0 2.02git 2.02git 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.28) 3.22.28 3.22.16 3.14.8 3.10.6 3.6.4 3.4.1 2.24.4 gtk+ (3.22.28)
httpd (2.4.29) 2.4.29 2.4.26 2.4.10 2.4.7 2.4.4 2.2.22 2.2.17 httpd (2.4.29)
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.92.2 0.92.1 0.91 0.48.4 0.48.4 0.48.3.1 0.48.1 inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.12.2) 17.12.2 2.10.0 2.0.3a 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 k3b (17.12.2)
kmod (25) 24 24 18 15 12 7 -- kmod (25)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (6.0.1) 6.0.0 5.3.4 4.4.7 4.1.5 4.0.3 3.5.3 3.3.2 libreoffice (6.0.1)
linux (4.15.4) 4.14.20 4.9.35 4.4.30 3.12.21 3.8.13 3.3.6 2.6.38.7 linux (4.15.4)
Package cauldron 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) 0.99.2 0.99.2 0.99.0 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5git lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.13) 10.2.12 10.1.24 10.0.28 5.5.37 5.5.28 5.5.23 -- mariadb (10.2.13)
mate-desktop (1.20.0) 1.20.0 1.18.0 1.8.1 1.6.2 -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.0)
mesa (17.3.5) 18.0.0 17.1.4 10.5.9 10.0.5 9.1.2 8.0.2 7.10.2 mesa (17.3.5)
mysql (5.7.21) -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.10 mysql (5.7.21)
nautilus (3.26.2) 3.27.90 3.24.1 3.14.2 3.10.1 3.6.3 3.4.1 2.32.2.1 nautilus (3.26.2)
NVIDIA (390.25) 390.25 375.66 352.79 325.15 319.17 -- -- NVIDIA (390.25)
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 (8u161) -- 8u131 8u45 8u111 7u19 6b24 6b22 openjdk (8u161)
openssh (7.6p1) 7.6p1 7.5p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 openssh (7.6p1)
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.1.0g 1.0.2l 1.0.2j 1.0.1e 1.0.1e 1.0.0j 1.0.0d openssl (1.1.0g)
perl (5.26.1) 5.26.1 5.22.3 5.20.1 5.18.1 5.16.3 5.14.2 5.12.3 perl (5.26.1)
php (7.2.2) 7.2.2 5.6.30 5.6.27 5.5.12 5.4.13 5.3.13 5.3.6 php (7.2.2)
plasma-desktop (5.12.1) 5.12.1 5.8.7 -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.12.1)
postfix (3.2.5) 3.2.5 3.1.6 2.10.3 2.10.2 2.9.6 2.8.8 2.7.4 postfix (3.2.5)
postgresql (10.2) 9.6.7 9.6.3 9.3.14 9.3.4 9.2.4 9.1.3 8.4.8 postgresql (10.2)
Python (3.6.4) 2.7.14 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.6 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.1 Python (3.6.4)
qt (5.10.1) 4.8.7 5.6.2 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.4 4.8.1 4.7.3 qt (5.10.1)
samba (4.7.5) 4.7.3 4.6.5 3.6.25 3.6.23 3.6.15 3.6.5 3.5.8 samba (4.7.5)
systemd (237) 236 230 217 208 195 44 -- systemd (237)
thunderbird (52.6.0) 52.6.0 52.2.1 45.4.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 3.1.10 thunderbird (52.6.0)
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 vim (8.0)
vlc (3.0.0) 3.0.0 3.0.0git 2.2.4 2.1.2 2.0.6 2.0.1 -- vlc (3.0.0)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.13.1 4.12.4 4.12.0 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.9.0 4.8 xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.19.6 1.19.3 1.16.4 1.14.5 1.13.4 1.11.4 1.10.1 xorg-server (1.19.6)

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Version: 6
Rating: 5
Date: 2018-02-16
Votes: 0


I started using Mageia when it started out with version one, as I was a previous Mandriva/Mandrake user. I signed up and their forum when I began having issues with a touchpad on Mageia3, their help was no help at all, I eventually found fixes at other locations on the internet. I've read their posts to other users they always seem rushed, and too lazy to give anything close to a step-by-step answer and then they tend get mad when someone isn't able to reply swiftly, and usually it's because the user didn't understand their question. I'm now looking for another distro for my default/favorite Linux, maybe back to OpenMandrive?


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Version: 6
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-02-09
Votes: 4


Works perfect with MATE. Dual boot is easy to install.
I like it.



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Version: cauldron
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-02-05
Votes: 3


As an adjunct to the previous review, I set up a second machine running cauldron (the development version which will eventually become Mageia 7).

The process to do so was astonishingly easy, in fact the most straightforward switch to a development version I have ever come across - install Mageia 6 from a pen drive, set up the user account, open a command prompt as root then enter three urpmi commands. All the enabled repositories are switched from 6 to cauldron and 1,250 updates are downloaded and installed.

Despite that vast number of updates, which is twice the maximum I have come across on any other distribution including rolling releases, on reboot everything in my user account, including KDE settings, was preserved and I had Plasma 5.12 beta and lots of other goodies rather than Plasma 5.8.

Everything works flawlessly despite its notional classification as a development version, and I have been receiving 3-4 sets of updates daily since the first massive update.

I push the review up to 10/10 because, in my experience, development versions are too risky to use: not here.


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