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DistroWatch.com: Mageia

Mageia

Last Update: 2017-12-16 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 (441), 6 months: 23 (397), 3 months: 24 (364), 4 weeks: 32 (328), 1 week: 33 (301)

Average visitor rating: 8.61/10 from 71 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 LinuxQuestions.org
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, 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:
 •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 2017-12-16 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$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
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 (1.1.5) 1.1.5 1.1.4.1 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 1.0.26 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 alsa-lib (1.1.5)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- 15.302 14.010.1006 12.104 -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.12) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 bash (4.4.12)
bind (9.11.2) 9.11.2 9.10.5-P2 9.10.3-P4 9.9.4-P2 9.9.2-P2 9.9.0 9.8.0-P1 bind (9.11.2)
chromium (63.0.3239.108) 62.0.3202.94 57.0.2987.133 53.0.2785.143 33.0.1750.146 26.0.1410.65 18.0.1025.168 -- chromium (63.0.3239.108)
cups (2.2.6) 2.2.6 2.2.3 2.0.4 1.7.0 1.5.4 1.5.2 1.4.6 cups (2.2.6)
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.6 4.3.5 4.3.3-P1 4.2.5-P1 4.2.5-P1 4.2.3-P2 4.2.1-P1 dhcp (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.43.6 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.9 1.42.7 1.42.2 1.41.14 e2fsprogs (1.43.7)
firefox (57.0.2) 57.0.2 52.2.0 45.5.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 4.0.1 firefox (57.0.2)
freetype (2.8.1) 2.8.1 2.7.1 2.5.4 2.5.0.1 2.4.11 2.4.9 2.4.4 freetype (2.8.1)
gcc (7.2.0) 7.2.2 5.4.0 4.9.2 4.8.2 4.7.2 4.6.3 4.5.2 gcc (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22 2.8.22 2.8.14 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.8.0 2.6.11 gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 2.22 2.22 2.20 2.18 2.17 2.14.1 2.12.1 glibc (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.26.2) 3.26.2 3.24.2 3.14.3 3.10.2.1 3.6.3.1 3.4.1 -- gnome-shell (3.26.2)
gnucash (2.6.18-1) 2.6.18 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.18-1)
gnumeric (1.12.37) 1.12.36 1.12.34 1.12.20 1.12.9 1.12.0 1.11.3 1.10.14 gnumeric (1.12.37)
grub (2.02) 2.02.0 2.02git 2.02git 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.26) 3.22.26 3.22.16 3.14.8 3.10.6 3.6.4 3.4.1 2.24.4 gtk+ (3.22.26)
httpd (2.4.29) 2.4.29 2.4.26 2.4.10 2.4.7 2.4.4 2.2.22 2.2.17 httpd (2.4.29)
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.92.2 0.92.1 0.91 0.48.4 0.48.4 0.48.3.1 0.48.1 inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.12.0) 17.08.0 2.10.0 2.0.3a 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 k3b (17.12.0)
kmod (24) 24 24 18 15 12 7 -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.3) 5.4.3 5.3.4 4.4.7 4.1.5 4.0.3 3.5.3 3.3.2 libreoffice (5.4.3)
linux (4.14.6) 4.14.4 4.9.35 4.4.30 3.12.21 3.8.13 3.3.6 2.6.38.7 linux (4.14.6)
Package cauldron 6 5.1 4.1 3 2 1 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) 0.99.2 0.99.2 0.99.0 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5git lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.11) 10.1.28 10.1.24 10.0.28 5.5.37 5.5.28 5.5.23 -- mariadb (10.2.11)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.19.1 1.18.0 1.8.1 1.6.2 -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.3.0) 17.3.0 17.1.4 10.5.9 10.0.5 9.1.2 8.0.2 7.10.2 mesa (17.3.0)
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.10 mysql (5.7.20)
nautilus (3.26.2) 3.26.2 3.24.1 3.14.2 3.10.1 3.6.3 3.4.1 2.32.2.1 nautilus (3.26.2)
NVIDIA (387.22) 384.98 375.66 352.79 325.15 319.17 -- -- NVIDIA (387.22)
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 (8u151) -- 8u131 8u45 8u111 7u19 6b24 6b22 openjdk (8u151)
openssh (7.6p1) 7.5p1 7.5p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 openssh (7.6p1)
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.1.0g 1.0.2l 1.0.2j 1.0.1e 1.0.1e 1.0.0j 1.0.0d openssl (1.1.0g)
perl (5.26.1) 5.26.1 5.22.3 5.20.1 5.18.1 5.16.3 5.14.2 5.12.3 perl (5.26.1)
php (7.2.0) 7.2.0 5.6.30 5.6.27 5.5.12 5.4.13 5.3.13 5.3.6 php (7.2.0)
plasma-desktop (5.11.4) 5.11.2 5.8.7 -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.11.4)
postfix (3.2.4) 3.1.6 3.1.6 2.10.3 2.10.2 2.9.6 2.8.8 2.7.4 postfix (3.2.4)
postgresql (10.1) 9.6.4 9.6.3 9.3.14 9.3.4 9.2.4 9.1.3 8.4.8 postgresql (10.1)
Python (3.6.3) 2.7.14 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.6 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.1 Python (3.6.3)
qt (5.10.0) 4.8.7 5.6.2 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.4 4.8.1 4.7.3 qt (5.10.0)
samba (4.7.3) 4.6.8 4.6.5 3.6.25 3.6.23 3.6.15 3.6.5 3.5.8 samba (4.7.3)
systemd (236) 230 230 217 208 195 44 -- systemd (236)
thunderbird (52.5.0) 52.5.0 52.2.1 45.4.0 24.5.0 17.0.5 10.0.4 3.1.10 thunderbird (52.5.0)
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.8) 3.0.0 3.0.0git 2.2.4 2.1.2 2.0.6 2.0.1 -- vlc (2.2.8)
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 (1.19.5) 1.19.5 1.19.3 1.16.4 1.14.5 1.13.4 1.11.4 1.10.1 xorg-server (1.19.5)

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Mageia

Average rating
8.6
from 71 review(s)



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Version: 6
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-13
Votes: 2


pros :
- it installs flawlessly on PC with intel/amd based GPUs
- Mageia control centers is uniform among all ~12 desktop environments / window managers
- many games
- rather than backporting fixes in update, new version of software can be bumped up to take into account fixes & new functionalites
- strong base both for the desktop & the server sides

cons :
- it installs with some glitches on PC with nvidia based GPUs but the errata page can help

All in all, a good distribution, community based so that I can reach easily the maintainers & testers when needed.


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Version: cauldron
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-12-02
Votes: 1


A very nice minimal RPM distro. URPMI is a package manager many know from Mandriva however times change and it really needs some improvements made to it. (mainly speed)

If you have an old computer (but not TOO old) and are familiar with RPM package management I highly recommend this distro.


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Version: 6
Rating: 1
Date: 2017-11-26
Votes: 0


I have used Mageia for several years and have always LOVED it. It has installed and worked on every computer I have put it on, and worked well with only a very very few issues. Until ver. 6.It does not work. On boot up, it lets you log in, but them the screens go blank for a minute, and then come up with the welcome screen. If you move your mouse, it goes blank again. After a minute it comes back until you move the mouse, then blank again. After a few times of doing this, it kicks you back out to the login screen and the process starts all over. This is so disappointing. I hate to lose my favorite distro of all time!


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