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Mageia RSS Feed DistroWatch.com: Mageia


Last Update: 2020-01-18 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: 21 (427), 6 months: 28 (362), 3 months: 33 (349), 4 weeks: 41 (322), 1 week: 41 (328)

Average visitor rating: 8.45/10 from 187 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/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors http://mageia.org/en/downloads/
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 announcements with 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...

 •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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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • 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 7.1 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Feature
Release Date 2020-01-18 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 --   2019-11 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
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Version: 7.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2020-01-14
Votes: 27

I think Mageia 7 is the best Mageia version ever and as for me also the best and easiest linux distribution.

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Version: 7.1
Rating: 5
Date: 2020-01-13
Votes: 0

Well, I've just tried 7.1 Plasma version. It's 2020, and it was like a trip to 2010. The looks was just a little bit better than a live version of GParted. Although dubbed as plasma desktop it was a plain grey, ugly and without proportions - small fonts on biiig blocks of square grey, with a strange oval huge shadow below windows. A first startup windows was quite interesting, a good introduction and then I clicked check updates and again - back to year 2010. Some awful windows coming up for a sec to show progress of download update lists, hiding for a sec, then another one.... annoying. Just compare it with Linux Mint Cinnamon - that is how a modern desktop should look like. A nice, clean gui showing overalll progress, and if user explicitly asks for it - one can see details.

Another one - firefox version 68. Oh, come on, its 72 on stable now! I guess Mageia works, but its so far behind other distributions, that is better to retire, there is just no point in developing sth that others have done like 3 years ago.

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Version: 7.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2020-01-02
Votes: 80

Nice distribution for every day usage. It feels like a Fedora LTS version. The only thing I have to complain about is that you can't remove some unneeded packages because of unnecessary dependencies. For example you can't remove orage without removing the whole xfce environment. There is no reason for those hard dependencies in my opinion.

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