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Mageia

Last Update: 2018-04-23 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.

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Average visitor rating: 8.57/10 from 92 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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Download Mirrors http://mageia.org/en/downloads/
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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:
 •2018-02-20 Mageia password breach
 •2017-02-20 Mageia 6 delayed
 •2016-09-05 Mageia adopts DNF
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Feature cauldron 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Feature
Release Date 2018-04-23 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 (9.12.1) 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 (9.12.1)
chromium (66.0.3359.117) 63.0.3239.108 57.0.2987.133 53.0.2785.143 33.0.1750.146 26.0.1410.65 18.0.1025.168 -- chromium (66.0.3359.117)
cups (2.2.7) 2.2.6 2.2.3 2.0.4 1.7.0 1.5.4 1.5.2 1.4.6 cups (2.2.7)
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 (1.44.1) 1.44.1 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.9 1.42.7 1.42.2 1.41.14 e2fsprogs (1.44.1)
firefox (59.0.2) 59.0.2 52.2.0 45.5.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 4.0.1 firefox (59.0.2)
freetype (2.9) 2.9 2.7.1 2.5.4 2.5.0.1 2.4.11 2.4.9 2.4.4 freetype (2.9)
gcc (7.3.0) 7.3.0 5.4.0 4.9.2 4.8.2 4.7.2 4.6.3 4.5.2 gcc (7.3.0)
gimp (2.8.22) 2.10.0 2.8.22 2.8.14 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.8.0 2.6.11 gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.27) 2.22 2.22 2.20 2.18 2.17 2.14.1 2.12.1 glibc (2.27)
gnome-shell (3.28.0) 3.28.0 3.24.2 3.14.3 3.10.2.1 3.6.3.1 3.4.1 -- gnome-shell (3.28.0)
gnucash (3.0) 3.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.0)
gnumeric (1.12.39) 1.12.39 1.12.34 1.12.20 1.12.9 1.12.0 1.11.3 1.10.14 gnumeric (1.12.39)
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 (2.4.33) 2.4.33 2.4.26 2.4.10 2.4.7 2.4.4 2.2.22 2.2.17 httpd (2.4.33)
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 (18.04.0) 17.12.2 2.10.0 2.0.3a 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 k3b (18.04.0)
kmod (25) 24 24 18 15 12 7 -- kmod (25)
krita (4.0.1) 4.0.1             krita (4.0.1)
libreoffice (6.0.3) 6.0.3 5.3.4 4.4.7 4.1.5 4.0.3 3.5.3 3.3.2 libreoffice (6.0.3)
linux (4.16.3) 4.14.34 4.9.35 4.4.30 3.12.21 3.8.13 3.3.6 2.6.38.7 linux (4.16.3)
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 (10.2.14) 10.2.14 10.1.24 10.0.28 5.5.37 5.5.28 5.5.23 -- mariadb (10.2.14)
mate-desktop (1.20.1) 1.20.0 1.18.0 1.8.1 1.6.2 -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.1)
mesa (18.0.1) 18.0.1 17.1.4 10.5.9 10.0.5 9.1.2 8.0.2 7.10.2 mesa (18.0.1)
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 (390.48) 390.48 375.66 352.79 325.15 319.17 -- -- NVIDIA (390.48)
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 (9.0.4) -- 8u131 8u45 8u111 7u19 6b24 6b22 openjdk (9.0.4)
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 (5.26.2) 5.26.2 5.22.3 5.20.1 5.18.1 5.16.3 5.14.2 5.12.3 perl (5.26.2)
php (7.2.4) 7.2.4 5.6.30 5.6.27 5.5.12 5.4.13 5.3.13 5.3.6 php (7.2.4)
plasma-desktop (5.12.4) 5.12.2 5.8.7 -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.12.4)
postfix (3.3.0) 3.3.0 3.1.6 2.10.3 2.10.2 2.9.6 2.8.8 2.7.4 postfix (3.3.0)
postgresql (10.3) 9.6.7 9.6.3 9.3.14 9.3.4 9.2.4 9.1.3 8.4.8 postgresql (10.3)
Python (3.6.5) 2.7.14 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.6 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.1 Python (3.6.5)
qt (5.10.1) 4.8.7 5.6.2 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.4 4.8.1 4.7.3 qt (5.10.1)
samba (4.8.0) 4.7.6 4.6.5 3.6.25 3.6.23 3.6.15 3.6.5 3.5.8 samba (4.8.0)
systemd (238) 236 230 217 208 195 44 -- systemd (238)
thunderbird (52.7.0) 52.7.0 52.2.1 45.4.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 3.1.10 thunderbird (52.7.0)
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 vim (8.0)
vlc (3.0.2) 3.0.2 3.0.0git 2.2.4 2.1.2 2.0.6 2.0.1 -- vlc (3.0.2)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.13.1 4.12.4 4.12.0 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.9.0 4.8 xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.19.6 1.19.3 1.16.4 1.14.5 1.13.4 1.11.4 1.10.1 xorg-server (1.19.6)

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Version: 6
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-04-14
Votes: 2


Put simply its the ease of use......

This is a legacy from the days of Mandrake & Mandriva where it just works. Sure some of the packages are slightly dated and its not a bleeding edge distro. What it is... is a safe & secure and productive distro that just works.

My thanks to all who make this possible.


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Version: 6
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-04-14
Votes: 5


Using Mageia 6 since its release. Very satisfied,

Mageia 6 has a good amount of packages available, installable both via graphic and comand line interfaces. Better than this, the packages are regularly updated, both security fixes and version updates.

For system configuration, the user can use the excellent Mageia Control Center : almost everything can be configured in an uniform and easy way.

Hardware detection and its configuration is very good too.

Even thought more knew by using KDE (now Plasma), Mageia offers a lot of additional options for the user: gnome, cinnamon, icewm, xfce, lxqt, lxde, wmaker, openbox, enlightenment. They are not forks, all in the same distribution.

I regularly use Plasma in a 4 GB desktop with ethernet connection at work and Enlightenment in an old laptop (using at this moment) using wif at homei. Both work very fine, even with a firefox, vncviewer and Virtualbox sessions simultaneously opened.

Add more: Mageia offers a lot of translations, allowing non-english speakers use their native language: packages, documentation and site are covered.

I strongly recommend it ! Thanks Mageia !



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Version: 6
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-04-13
Votes: 0


Depuis MandrakeLinux qui fut la première que j'ai utilisée quotidiennement, je n'ai plus utilisé aucun autre système que linux. Je suis ensuite comme beaucoup d'entre nous, passé à Mandriva, puis Mageia.

A mon domicile, nous avons trois postes, tous sous Mageia (5 ou 6)....comment ? ah oui, c'est vrai, j'ai une raspberry pi avec raspbian dessus ;)

Cette Mageia 6, avec ce nouveau KDE a finalement été rapidement adoptée. J'ai eu une inquiétude avec l'arrêt de pipelight / Firefox que j'utilisais pour regarder canal+, mais comme le projet est abandonné, j'ai dû me résigner à utiliser chrome (uniquement pour cette tâche ! ) faute de mieux pour l'instant.

Le catalogue des applications est toujours aussi complet.



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