While most of the world is turned towards Brazil to enjoy the World Cup, Mageia has been preparing its own major worldwide event: Mageia 4.1 has been released!
If you were not expecting it, you might wonder what this unnanounced 4.1 version is. It is a maintenance release for Mageia 4 which contains all security and bugfix updates that were issued since the release in February 2014.
New year, new resolutions and a new Mageia – here’s Mageia 4!
Saturday, February 01 2014 @ 06:32 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
Right on time, and just in time for the first day of FOSDEM 2014, we have the great pleasure of announcing Mageia 4. We’re still having a grand time doing this together, and we hope you enjoy this release as much as we’ve enjoyed making it. And if you’re at FOSDEM, come and help us celebrate!
Despite the care we take to test isos for new versions of Mageia, we missed a potentially huge bug… It concerned the isos using the classical installer. If the user chose to add online media at the beginning of the installation, it would result in the system being updated to Cauldron, the development version of Mageia. This was due to the initial isos including a partial misidentification, referring to the development version (and not the Official one). The update media added pointed to Mageia Cauldron and not to the Mageia 3 repositories. Please note that users who chose to add online media only at the end of the installation would not be affected by this problem.
Mageia 3 KDE Review: Simple, refined, elegant and fantastic!
Friday, May 24 2013 @ 07:02 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
To be honest, I have used quite a few KDE distros in last couple of years but never saw a resource efficient distro like Mageia 2. Under similar conditions, Mageia performed better than almost all the KDE distros I have used. Plus, with Mandriva Linux going commercial and PCLinuxOS becoming independent of Mandriva, Mageia and ROSA are perhaps the limited ways to know what's brewing in the Mandriva camp. Incidentally both the Mandriva derivatives present really beautiful KDE distros!
Before we get to the rest of the information: we dedicate this release to the memory of Eugeni Dodonov, our friend, our colleague and a great inspiration to those he left behind. We miss his brilliance, his courtesy and his dedication.
Tuesday, April 23 2013 @ 12:28 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
After the jump from Mageia to Mageia 2 last year, we’re looking forward to seeing how the team can make the distro even better when Mageia 3 comes out. We’ve had some great previews over the last few months, however with the May release date looming larger, the Release Candidate is now available, giving us a better taste of whats to come.
Young Mageia Linux Distribution Surges in Popularity
Thursday, December 27 2012 @ 08:11 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
As we prepare to enter a new year, the big names that have dominated the Linux world for the past decade–Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), Canonical/Ubuntu, Debian, SUSE–are unchanged. But they may be joined in 2013 by a newcomer to the open source channel, Mageia Linux, which has been enjoying staggering popularity since its creation barely two years ago. Where might it head next?
Thursday, August 16 2012 @ 06:08 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
As said in a previous post, people are now back to work, focused on Mageia 3 release. So it was time again to define the specifications for the coming release. We then thought it was time to improve the process used for Mageia 2
Mageia and the Mandriva Community Project, derivative product
Sunday, June 24 2012 @ 10:14 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
Mandriva recently announced that it will transfer the responsibility of the Mandriva Linux distribution to an independent entity. We would very much like to express our very best wishes for this new entity.
In other news, Mandriva announced that they will use the Mageia distribution as a technical platform for their new Business Server product.
Tuesday, June 05 2012 @ 06:02 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
Mageia began its life not so long ago by being a community fork of the Mandriva Linux distribution. The future of Mandriva, as a company, has been in question for years prompting several developers and users to push for an independent, community-oriented distro. The first release of Mageia, version 1, got off to a fairly good start. It didn't vary much technologically from Mandriva and felt a bit like a test run, as though the developers were making sure all the proper infrastructure was in place.
Mageia has been pretty popular ever since its original release last year. While all Linux distributions give you more choice than any other operating system, Mageia was one of the few distros that has a lot of these choices upfront. This is partly due to it being an offshoot of Mandriva, however the team at Mageia have taken it noticeably further.
We are now entering last run for Mageia 2 release: first beta is now available for tests. Beta step is essential as it will focus on fixing bugs and improving integration for all distribution. This is now also the main focus for our packagers team. They are waiting for your reports!