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Mageia

Last Update: 2019-08-19 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: 22 (424), 6 months: 19 (503), 3 months: 18 (582), 4 weeks: 23 (415), 1 week: 35 (379)

Average visitor rating: 8.54/10 from 166 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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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 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
 • More Mageia releases...

  Headlines:
 •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 7.1 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Feature
Release Date 2019-08-19 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 --   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)   2200-4300 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, dnf) 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 7.1 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Full Package List
Package cauldron 7.1 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 (1.1.9) 1.1.9 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 (1.1.9)
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 (9.15.2) 9.11.9 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 (9.15.2)
chromium (76.0.3809.100) 73.0.3683.103 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 (76.0.3809.100)
cups (2.2.12) 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 (2.2.12)
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 (1.45.3) 1.45.3 1.45.2 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.9 1.42.7 1.42.2 1.41.14 e2fsprogs (1.45.3)
firefox (68.0.2) 68.0 67.0.4 52.2.0 45.5.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 4.0.1 firefox (68.0.2)
freetype (2.10.1) 2.10.1 2.9.1 2.7.1 2.5.4 2.5.0.1 2.4.11 2.4.9 2.4.4 freetype (2.10.1)
gcc (9.2.0) 9.2.0 8.3.1 5.4.0 4.9.2 4.8.2 4.7.2 4.6.3 4.5.2 gcc (9.2.0)
gimp (2.10.12) 2.10.12 2.10.10 2.8.22 2.8.14 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.8.0 2.6.11 gimp (2.10.12)
glibc (2.30) 2.30 2.29 2.22 2.20 2.18 2.17 2.14.1 2.12.1 glibc (2.30)
gnome-shell (3.32.2) 3.33.90 3.32.1 3.24.2 3.14.3 3.10.2.1 3.6.3.1 3.4.1 -- gnome-shell (3.32.2)
gnucash (3.6) 3.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.6)
gnumeric (1.12.45) 1.12.45 1.12.44 1.12.34 1.12.20 1.12.9 1.12.0 1.11.3 1.10.14 gnumeric (1.12.45)
grub (2.04) 2.02.0 0.97 2.02git 2.02git 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.04)
gtk (3.24.10) 3.24.10 2.24.32 3.22.16 3.14.8 3.10.6 3.6.4 3.4.1 2.24.4 gtk (3.24.10)
httpd (2.4.41) 2.4.39 2.4.39 2.4.26 2.4.10 2.4.7 2.4.4 2.2.22 2.2.17 httpd (2.4.41)
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 (19.08.0) 19.04.3 19.04.0 2.10.0 2.0.3a 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 k3b (19.08.0)
kmod (26) 26 26 24 18 15 12 7 -- kmod (26)
krita (4.2.5) 4.2.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.4-alpha1 krita (4.2.5)
libreoffice (6.3.0) 6.3.0 6.2.3.2 5.3.4 4.4.7 4.1.5 4.0.3 3.5.3 3.3.2 libreoffice (6.3.0)
linux (5.2.9) 5.2.9 5.1.14 4.9.35 4.4.30 3.12.21 3.8.13 3.3.6 2.6.38.7 linux (5.2.9)
Package cauldron 7.1 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 (10.4.7) 10.3.16 10.3.16 10.1.24 10.0.28 5.5.37 5.5.28 5.5.23 -- mariadb (10.4.7)
mate-desktop (1.22.1) 1.22.1 1.22.1 1.18.0 1.8.1 1.6.2 -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.22.1)
mesa (19.1.4) 19.1.4 19.1.0 17.1.4 10.5.9 10.0.5 9.1.2 8.0.2 7.10.2 mesa (19.1.4)
mysql (8.0.17) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.10 mysql (8.0.17)
nautilus (3.32.3) 3.33.90 3.32.1 3.24.1 3.14.2 3.10.1 3.6.3 3.4.1 2.32.2.1 nautilus (3.32.3)
NVIDIA (430.40) -- 430.26 375.66 352.79 325.15 319.17 -- -- NVIDIA (430.40)
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) -- 8u212 8u131 8u45 8u111 7u19 6b24 6b22 openjdk (12.0.1)
openssh (8.0p1) 8.0p1 8.0p1 7.5p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 openssh (8.0p1)
openssl (1.1.1c) 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 (1.1.1c)
perl (5.30.0) 5.28.2 5.28.2 5.22.3 5.20.1 5.18.1 5.16.3 5.14.2 5.12.3 perl (5.30.0)
php (7.3.8) 7.3.8 7.3.5 5.6.30 5.6.27 5.5.12 5.4.13 5.3.13 5.3.6 php (7.3.8)
plasma-desktop (5.16.4) 5.16.4 5.15.4 5.8.7 -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.16.4)
postfix (3.4.6) 3.4.6 3.4.5 3.1.6 2.10.3 2.10.2 2.9.6 2.8.8 2.7.4 postfix (3.4.6)
postgresql (11.5) 11.5 11.4 9.6.3 9.3.14 9.3.4 9.2.4 9.1.3 8.4.8 postgresql (11.5)
Python (3.7.4) 3.7.4 2.7.16 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.6 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.1 Python (3.7.4)
qt (5.13.0) -- 5.12.2 5.6.2 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.4 4.8.1 4.7.3 qt (5.13.0)
samba (4.10.6) 4.10.5 4.10.4 4.6.5 3.6.25 3.6.23 3.6.15 3.6.5 3.5.8 samba (4.10.6)
systemd (242) 241 241 230 217 208 195 44 -- systemd (242)
thunderbird (60.8.0) 60.8.0 60.7.2 52.2.1 45.4.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 3.1.10 thunderbird (60.8.0)
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.1 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.7.1) 3.0.7.1 3.0.7.1 3.0.0git 2.2.4 2.1.2 2.0.6 2.0.1 -- vlc (3.0.7.1)
xfdesktop (4.14.1) 4.14.1 4.13.4 4.12.4 4.12.0 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.9.0 4.8 xfdesktop (4.14.1)
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.5 1.20.4 1.19.3 1.16.4 1.14.5 1.13.4 1.11.4 1.10.1 xorg-server (1.20.5)

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Version: 7.1
Rating: 1
Date: 2019-08-18
Votes: 1


This version is the worst Mageia I used. I chose cinnamon for a desktop and to my surprise it loaded. In the first beta 7 version cinnamon crashed upon loading. Once loaded no graphic acceleration. RPMdrake would not install an nvidia driver, and Xfdrake could not configure. When I rebooted, cinnamon crashed. Console installed MATE with urpmi and was successful. Attempted to install an nvidia driver with console, but had a dkms error and could not install. This should never happen lacking some sort of graphic acceleration on first boot even though nouveau was installed. Mandriva 2011 or 2012 performed better than this and allow for a nvidia driver install from nvidia download. If some of the developers from Mageia came from Mandriva, then why is this problem existing. Even the fist couple versions of Mageia were better. I have Rosa on another drive without this issue. I used version 7.1 i586. Maybe 8 will be better.


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Version: 7.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-08-16
Votes: 9


[GERMAN]

Guten Morgen liebe Linux Fangemeinde,

ich habe jetzt, seit ca. 2 Wochen von Kubuntu 19.04 auf mageia 7.1 Plasma umgestellt. Die Installation, war, bis auf 2 Kleinigkeiten (einmal den korrekten nVidia-Treiber [in der Linux Welt eine fast Neverending Story] und dann das Einbinden des google Accounts) wirklich problemlos. Insgesamt läuft der KDE Desktop unter mageia mit seinem MCC als zentrale Schaltstelle einfach besser und vor allen Dingen unkomplizierter ;-)

Auch habe ich unter mageia Tools wiedergefunden, die unter Kubuntu gar nicht mehr gelaufen sind (z.B. Conky Manager [totgesagte leben einfach länger :-)]).

Ich bin einfach rundum glücklich mit der derzeitigen Installation und konnte noch keine gravierenden Probleme feststellen.


[ENGLISH]

Good morning dear Linux fan base,

I have now, for about 2 weeks from Kubuntu 19:04 on mageia 7.1 plasma converted. The installation was, with the exception of 2 minor issues (once the correct nVidia driver [in the Linux world an almost neverending story] and then the integration of the google account) really problem-free. All in all, the KDE desktop under mageia with its MCC as the central switchboard runs better and, above all, less complicated ;-)

Also, I found under mageia tools that did not run under Kubuntu (for example, Conky Manager [deadly say just live longer :-)]).

I'm just completely happy with the current installation and could not find any serious problems.


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Version: 7.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-07-28
Votes: 16


I am just using the Fluxbox window manager. If you happen to be one of the 'Linux Minimalists' then Mageia will not disappoint. I installed from the Classic DVD image. The installer works well, but it is 'clunky' in places (e.g. custom partitioning, individual package selection). I have found it best to accept the default iceWM install and then build on top of that. Mageia does not use NetworkManager by default, but I have found Mageia's own networking tools to be excellent (e.g. it has a nifty built in network monitor). This distro. uses the powerful Shorewall firewall, hence your system will be well protected. The msec security tool is another good feature which allows you to easily harden your system.

So far I have found Mageia to be stable and have not had any issues with any of the software that I have installed. I have found the command line software installer, urpmi, to be very quick. Overall a very good release.



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