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Mageia

Last Update: 2019-09-21 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 (434), 6 months: 20 (480), 3 months: 19 (506), 4 weeks: 33 (347), 1 week: 31 (353)

Average visitor rating: 8.46/10 from 172 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/
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...

  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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  • 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 2019-09-21 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) 5.0 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 bash (5.0)
bind (9.15.4) 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 (9.15.4)
chromium (77.0.3865.90) 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 (77.0.3865.90)
cups (2.3.0) 2.2.12 2.2.11 2.2.3 2.0.4 1.7.0 1.5.4 1.5.2 1.4.6 cups (2.3.0)
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 (69.0.1) 68.0 67.0.4 52.2.0 45.5.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 4.0.1 firefox (69.0.1)
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) 9.2.1 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 (3.34.0) 3.34.0 3.32.1 3.24.2 3.14.3 3.10.2.1 3.6.3.1 3.4.1 -- gnome-shell (3.34.0)
gnucash (3.7) 3.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.7)
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 (3.24.11) 3.24.11 2.24.32 3.22.16 3.14.8 3.10.6 3.6.4 3.4.1 2.24.4 gtk (3.24.11)
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 (19.08.1) 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 (19.08.1)
kmod (26) 26 26 24 18 15 12 7 -- kmod (26)
krita (4.2.6) 4.2.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.4-alpha1 krita (4.2.6)
libreoffice (6.3.1) 6.3.2 6.2.3.2 5.3.4 4.4.7 4.1.5 4.0.3 3.5.3 3.3.2 libreoffice (6.3.1)
linux (5.3.1) 5.2.16 5.1.14 4.9.35 4.4.30 3.12.21 3.8.13 3.3.6 2.6.38.7 linux (5.3.1)
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 (10.4.8) 10.4.7 10.3.16 10.1.24 10.0.28 5.5.37 5.5.28 5.5.23 -- mariadb (10.4.8)
mate-desktop (1.22.2) 1.22.1 1.22.1 1.18.0 1.8.1 1.6.2 -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.22.2)
mesa (19.1.7) 19.2.0 19.1.0 17.1.4 10.5.9 10.0.5 9.1.2 8.0.2 7.10.2 mesa (19.1.7)
mysql (8.0.17) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.10 mysql (8.0.17)
nautilus (3.34.0) 3.34.0 3.32.1 3.24.1 3.14.2 3.10.1 3.6.3 3.4.1 2.32.2.1 nautilus (3.34.0)
NVIDIA (435.21) -- 430.26 375.66 352.79 325.15 319.17 -- -- NVIDIA (435.21)
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 (13) -- 8u212 8u131 8u45 8u111 7u19 6b24 6b22 openjdk (13)
openssh (8.0p1) 8.0p1 8.0p1 7.5p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 openssh (8.0p1)
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1c 1.1.0j 1.0.2l 1.0.2j 1.0.1e 1.0.1e 1.0.0j 1.0.0d openssl (1.1.1d)
perl (5.30.0) 5.30.0 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 (7.3.9) 7.3.9 7.3.5 5.6.30 5.6.27 5.5.12 5.4.13 5.3.13 5.3.6 php (7.3.9)
plasma-desktop (5.16.5) 5.16.4 5.15.4 5.8.7 -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.16.5)
postfix (3.4.7) 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 (3.4.7)
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) 3.8.0 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 (5.13.1) -- 5.12.2 5.6.2 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.4 4.8.1 4.7.3 qt (5.13.1)
samba (4.11.0) 4.10.8 4.10.4 4.6.5 3.6.25 3.6.23 3.6.15 3.6.5 3.5.8 samba (4.11.0)
systemd (243) 241 241 230 217 208 195 44 -- systemd (243)
thunderbird (68.1.0) 68.1.0 60.7.2 52.2.1 45.4.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 3.1.10 thunderbird (68.1.0)
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.1 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.8 3.0.7.1 3.0.0git 2.2.4 2.1.2 2.0.6 2.0.1 -- vlc (3.0.8)
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: 2019-09-19
Votes: 0


The system didn't start in live mode on my laptop (it doesn’t even throw it on the command line, it just blinks with white line in upper right corner endlessly).

Okay, I tried installing from a dvd iso-image, the installation process completed without disturbances and problems, but after rebooting, I ran into same problem with the screen blinking.

I am very disappointed, and this is typical for both 6.1 and 7.1 versions of the distribution.


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Version: cauldron
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-09-16
Votes: 8


I checked MAGEIA in a virtual machine (VIRTUALBOX).

It was a great surprise. My Host-System is OpenSuSE, but Mageia is a good alternative to it.

Its Adminstration center works nearly as good as YAST2.


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Version: 7.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-09-05
Votes: 33


French
Mageia a ses propres spécificités qui la rendent unique par rapport aux autres distributions
grandes, petites, anciennes ou toutes jeunes.
Elle n'est pas faite pour l'utilisateur qui désire les logiciels les plus récents.. mageia n'est pas une rolling.
Mageia a ses propres instruments dont le mageia control center.. certains critiquent sont look, mais il fait sont travail. Un control center de ce niveau n'existe pas sur les autres distros.. à l'exception de yast de OpenSuse..
le MCC est le juste équilibre entre efficacité et complexité tout en restant user friendly.
Sans même démarrer une session graphique mcc permet d'administer le système et ses services d'une manière simple et claire sans avoir besoin de grandes connaissances linux.. pour ça aussi il est parfois critiqué par les geeks... ils disent qu'avec mcc on n'apprend rien... mais on arrive à obtenir ce que l'on veut que le système fasse! Voilà ce qui compte réellement. Cette version 7.1 s'installe correctement: il ne faut pas être pressé avec mageia, il faut suivre les étapes en lisant et en choisissant bien. Son outils de partitionnement est visuellement génial. Le matériel est bien reconnu. J'ai utilisé intensivement Ubuntu et ses dérivés (pas toujours aussi stables) manjaro avec sa rolling "semi-retardée, OpenSuse, Solus, quelques BSD.. je reviens chez Mageia.
Je donne une bonne note à la mageia. On peut l'installer à un newbie, qui veut juste un OS stable, fiable,, simple, presque incassable, Elle garde sa stabilité et s'améliore même avec les mises à jours. Je n’obtiendrai jamais ça avec une rolling ou une *ntu.. et pas envie de rester sur une débian, stable, mais ennuyante et obsolète. Si tant d'utilisateurs, après avoir testé des dizaines de distros, retournent chez elle, c'est qu'elle a encore quelque chose de magique.


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