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Mageia

Last Update: 2018-07-19 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: 28 (324), 6 months: 35 (278), 3 months: 42 (243), 4 weeks: 49 (216), 1 week: 42 (216)

Average visitor rating: 8.55/10 from 100 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/
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Download Mirrors http://mageia.org/en/downloads/
http://mirrors.mageia.org/
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:
 •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 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Feature
Release Date 2018-07-19 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 (1.1.6) 1.1.6 1.1.4.1 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 1.0.26 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 alsa-lib (1.1.6)
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 (9.13.2) 9.11.3 9.10.5-P2 9.10.3-P4 9.9.4-P2 9.9.2-P2 9.9.0 9.8.0-P1 bind (9.13.2)
chromium (67.0.3396.99) 67.0.3396.87 57.0.2987.133 53.0.2785.143 33.0.1750.146 26.0.1410.65 18.0.1025.168 -- chromium (67.0.3396.99)
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.6 2.2.3 2.0.4 1.7.0 1.5.4 1.5.2 1.4.6 cups (2.2.8)
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.6-P1 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 (1.44.3) 1.44.1 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.9 1.42.7 1.42.2 1.41.14 e2fsprogs (1.44.3)
firefox (61.0.1) 61.0 52.2.0 45.5.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 4.0.1 firefox (61.0.1)
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9.1 2.7.1 2.5.4 2.5.0.1 2.4.11 2.4.9 2.4.4 freetype (2.9.1)
gcc (8.1.0) 7.3.0 5.4.0 4.9.2 4.8.2 4.7.2 4.6.3 4.5.2 gcc (8.1.0)
gimp (2.10.4) 2.10.4 2.8.22 2.8.14 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.8.0 2.6.11 gimp (2.10.4)
glibc (2.27) 2.27 2.22 2.20 2.18 2.17 2.14.1 2.12.1 glibc (2.27)
gnome-shell (3.28.3) 3.29.4 3.24.2 3.14.3 3.10.2.1 3.6.3.1 3.4.1 -- gnome-shell (3.28.3)
gnucash (3.2) 3.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.2)
gnumeric (1.12.41) 1.12.41 1.12.34 1.12.20 1.12.9 1.12.0 1.11.3 1.10.14 gnumeric (1.12.41)
grub (2.02) 2.02.0 2.02git 2.02git 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.30 3.22.16 3.14.8 3.10.6 3.6.4 3.4.1 2.24.4 gtk+ (3.22.30)
httpd (2.4.34) 2.4.33 2.4.26 2.4.10 2.4.7 2.4.4 2.2.22 2.2.17 httpd (2.4.34)
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.3 0.92.1 0.91 0.48.4 0.48.4 0.48.3.1 0.48.1 inkscape (0.92.3)
k3b (18.04.3) 18.04.1 2.10.0 2.0.3a 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 k3b (18.04.3)
kmod (25) 24 24 18 15 12 7 -- kmod (25)
krita (4.1.1) 4.1.1             krita (4.1.1)
libreoffice (6.0.5) 6.0.5 5.3.4 4.4.7 4.1.5 4.0.3 3.5.3 3.3.2 libreoffice (6.0.5)
linux (4.17.8) 4.17.8 4.9.35 4.4.30 3.12.21 3.8.13 3.3.6 2.6.38.7 linux (4.17.8)
Package cauldron 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Package
lxpanel (0.9.3) 0.9.3 0.99.2 0.99.0 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5git lxpanel (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.3.8) 10.3.8 10.1.24 10.0.28 5.5.37 5.5.28 5.5.23 -- mariadb (10.3.8)
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.20.0 1.18.0 1.8.1 1.6.2 -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.3)
mesa (18.1.4) 18.1.4 17.1.4 10.5.9 10.0.5 9.1.2 8.0.2 7.10.2 mesa (18.1.4)
mysql (8.0.11) -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.10 mysql (8.0.11)
nautilus (3.28.1) 3.28.1 3.24.1 3.14.2 3.10.1 3.6.3 3.4.1 2.32.2.1 nautilus (3.28.1)
NVIDIA (396.24) 390.77 375.66 352.79 325.15 319.17 -- -- NVIDIA (396.24)
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 (10.0.1) -- 8u131 8u45 8u111 7u19 6b24 6b22 openjdk (10.0.1)
openssh (7.7p1) 7.6p1 7.5p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 openssh (7.7p1)
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.1.0h 1.0.2l 1.0.2j 1.0.1e 1.0.1e 1.0.0j 1.0.0d openssl (1.1.0h)
perl (5.28.0) 5.26.2 5.22.3 5.20.1 5.18.1 5.16.3 5.14.2 5.12.3 perl (5.28.0)
php (7.2.8) 7.2.8 5.6.30 5.6.27 5.5.12 5.4.13 5.3.13 5.3.6 php (7.2.8)
plasma-desktop (5.13.3) 5.12.2 5.8.7 -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.13.3)
postfix (3.3.1) 3.3.1 3.1.6 2.10.3 2.10.2 2.9.6 2.8.8 2.7.4 postfix (3.3.1)
postgresql (10.4) 9.6.7 9.6.3 9.3.14 9.3.4 9.2.4 9.1.3 8.4.8 postgresql (10.4)
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.15 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.6 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.1 Python (3.7.0)
qt (5.11.1) 4.8.7 5.6.2 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.4 4.8.1 4.7.3 qt (5.11.1)
samba (4.8.3) 4.7.6 4.6.5 3.6.25 3.6.23 3.6.15 3.6.5 3.5.8 samba (4.8.3)
systemd (239) 236 230 217 208 195 44 -- systemd (239)
thunderbird (52.9.1) 52.9.0 52.2.1 45.4.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 3.1.10 thunderbird (52.9.1)
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.3) 3.0.3 3.0.0git 2.2.4 2.1.2 2.0.6 2.0.1 -- vlc (3.0.3)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.13.2 4.12.4 4.12.0 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.9.0 4.8 xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.0) 1.20.0 1.19.3 1.16.4 1.14.5 1.13.4 1.11.4 1.10.1 xorg-server (1.20.0)

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Version: 6
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-06-25
Votes: 2


Installed on a HP Pavilion G7 A6 five years old, the installation was easy and fast including the online updates. All drivers were installed except for the RTS5229 PCI Express Card Reader. My Epson printer XP 245 works fine with the linux drivers found on Epson website . The Video conference with audio and video works also .it seems to be very stable after one week of use . After some tests with other distributions (Ubuntu, Mint, Emmaunbuntu, Manjaro) on another computers, this MAGEIA 6 is one of the best distros that I have already tried and it offers a LTS till january 2019.


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Version: 6
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-06-19
Votes: 7


A great system that is easy to set up and use. software is LTS preferred, or up-to date release.
RPM based distro, and proudly community driven independent, not a "re-brand" or "re-spin".
Ideal for new to linux or old hands who just want to a system to install and let run.


Pros : live, net and classical installer options.
live options allow bootup with proprietary drivers, and install from live desktop keeps any changes to desktop, including theme, mouse pointer, printers, wifi passwords etc

net installer (both 32 + 64 bit) lets you choose from more than 6 desktop environments. can also be used to start your install from a classical .iso stored on your hard disk.

Classical installer comes in both 32 and 64 bit options, include a wide array of desktop options to choose from, allow the user to select what packages to install.

requires both a user and root(admin) password.
installer allows a "click through" with basic defaults set or also allows a more fine grained user select options.

If you are a GUI user, Mageia Control Center is your one-stop-shop for any admin task.
add or remove software- its in there.
manage your disks - its there.
networking - just go there
managing users - Mageia Control Centre is for you.

If you want to get your hands dirty (or you prefer) the command line is ready and waiting for you.

Cons: irregularly, an update will get through QA testing and released that is not quite right. i.e. a recent single update that included more than 500 packages has had 2 reported problems after the update. see here: https://blog.mageia.org/en/2018/05/14/issues-with-the-grand-update/



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Version: 6
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-05-26
Votes: 12


Great distro, very polished, should be right up there among the list of the most popular distros.

And coming from Mandrake/Mandriva, it is a distro of excellent lineage.

Unfortunately, Mageia suffers from a delayed roadmap due to a lack of manpower. It needs more volunteers to help out e.g. testing. Please help out if you can.


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