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Mageia RSS Feed DistroWatch.com: Mageia


Last Update: 2023-12-05 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: 19 (394), 6 months: 17 (452), 3 months: 18 (406), 4 weeks: 23 (358), 1 week: 30 (300)

Average visitor rating: 8.26/10 from 107 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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Download Mirrors https://mageia.org/en/downloads/
Bug Tracker https://bugs.mageia.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2023-08-27: Distribution Release: Mageia 9
 • 2023-07-23: Development Release: Mageia 9 RC1
 • 2023-05-26: Development Release: Mageia 9 Beta 2
 • 2023-03-01: Development Release: Mageia 9 Beta 1
 • 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
 • More Mageia releases...

 • 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 8 7.1 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Feature
Release Date 2023-12-05 2023-08-24 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 8 7.1 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Full Package List
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Version: 9
Rating: 9
Date: 2023-11-15
Votes: 150

I am following Mageia since the time it was called Mandrake Linux. I am just an user, I am unable to help the development, except for signaling bugs. I think this version of Mageia among the best releases, in the sense that everything (so far) works perfectly. Also the upgrade went smoothly. In favor of Mageia I find the graphic administrative tools. Mageia also offers a great deal of flexibility, also in terms of different desktop environment. This fact may be a little confusing to the non-expert. Another confusing fact is the use of two different platforms for the software, the rpmdrake and dnfdragora, that in the past at least (did not ry in this distribution) presented some incompatibilities.

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Version: 9
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-11-12
Votes: 180

I would also like to say that Mageia is an amazing and very polished Linux distribution. And this is the only one that works without any problems on all my Chromebooks, I mean sound support and good driver support out of the box. I've tried many Linux distros, but only Mageia works best on all my Chromebooks AUE (auto-update expiration date), which I still keep and use daily. Even right now I'm typing my message on a Chromebook using Mageia Gnome flavor. And for me, it's kind of Magic how the people behind this project were able to achieve such a first-class engineering level.
My first acquaintance with Mageia Linux took place in 2013 since version number 3. A little later I tried the 4th version of Mageia Linux. The distribution left a pleasant impression and stood out with high-quality customization. At that time, I was just starting to use Linux and often changed distributions. Therefore, Mageia did not stay long on my PC's hard drive and was soon replaced by something else. Subsequently, I periodically returned to Mageia Linux, as they say, "to see." Each time the distribution left a pleasant impression and after a while was replaced with the next version of Ubuntu. The main reason was the prejudice that it is better to take a "world-class" distribution for work, and there will be more problems with a "small town" one. With increasing experience, I realized that each distribution has its own characteristics.
I hope that this unique distribution with a long tradition dating back to the days of shining Mandrake Linux will stay with us to continue to astonish us with its old but reliable solutions!

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Version: 9
Rating: 8
Date: 2023-11-11
Votes: 141

It is easy to find imperfections in this distribution, yet I continue to use it without neglecting the others that I also used at the same time: manjiaro, ubuntu-s, arch, OpenSuse.. I am the typical user who uses Mageia since the days of Mandrake/Mandriva... I know where to look, I have basic knowledge of the terminal and once the distribution is installed and adapted to my needs it becomes almost perfect for me. Many users do not know that it is possible to use MCC without a GUI. Many users do not know that Mageia is independent, it only depends on people who find the time and energy to release each new version, always stable, and with almost all desktops available to choose from. There is no commercial firm behind it, there is no parent distribution which decides everything and imposes strategic choices. I consider that Mageia is more free than the Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuse based ones... which have commercial companies supporting them.. And if Arch is free and independent... on the other hand it is not as stable. I suggest Mageia to experienced users for installation and configuration.. and to novices once it is installed. Mageia will bring great satisfaction, even if you have to accept certain limitations and imperfections.

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