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Mageia
Mageia
Mageia logo.svg
Mageia 8 screenshot.png
Screenshot of Mageia 8 KDE
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateActive
Source modelOpen source
Initial releaseJune 1, 2011; 10 years ago (2011-06-01)
Latest release8 / February 26, 2021; 3 months ago (2021-02-26)[1]
Latest previewnone [±]
Available in167 languages[2]
Update methodTimelessly released
Package managerurpmi (command-line frontend); rpmdrake (graphical frontend); .rpm (backend)
Platformsi586, amd64
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux)
UserlandGNU
Default user interfaceKDE Plasma Desktop (Live USB/DVD), GNOME 3 Desktop (Live USB/DVD), XFCE (Live USB/DVD)[3]
LicenseFree software licenses
(mainly GPL) and other licenses
Official websitewww.mageia.org/en/

Mageia is a Linux-based operating system, distributed as free and open source software. It was forked from the Mandriva Linux distribution.[4][5] The Greek term mageía () means enchantment, fascination, glamour, wizardry.[6]

The first release of the software distribution, Mageia 1, took place in June 2011.[7][8]

History

Mageia was created in 2010 as a fork of Mandriva Linux,[4][5][9] by a group of former employees of Mandriva S.A. and several other members of the Mandriva community.

On September 2, 2010, Edge IT, one of the subsidiaries of Mandriva, was placed under liquidation process by the Tribunal de commerce in Paris;[10][11] effective September 17, all assets were liquidated and employees were let go.

The next day, on September 18, 2010, some of these former employees, who were mostly responsible for the development and maintenance of the Mandriva Linux distribution, and several community members announced the creation of Mageia, with the support of many members of the community of developers, users and employees of Mandriva Linux.[12]

Desktop environments

Mageia can use all major desktop environments. As was the case with Mandrake and Mandriva Linux, KDE is the main and the most used environment. End-users can choose from KDE and GNOME 64 bit Live DVD editions, 32 bit and 64 bit Xfce live DVD editions, and any environment in the full DVD installation edition.

It uses Mageia Control Center. LXDE, LXQt, Cinnamon, MATE and Enlightenment are also available.

Application repository

Mageia offers a very large repository of software, such as productivity applications and a large variety of games. It was the first Linux distribution in which MariaDB replaced Oracle's MySQL.[13]

Development

Mageia was originally planned to be released on a nine-month release cycle, with each release to be supported for 18 months.[14]

Actual practice has been to release a new version when the Mageia development community feels the new release is ready from quality and stability viewpoints.

The latest stable version is Mageia 8, released on 28 February 2021.

Version history

Version Release date End-of-life date[15] Kernel version
Old version, no longer maintained: 1[16][17] 2011-06-01 2012-12-01 2.6.38.7
Old version, no longer maintained: 2[18][19] 2012-05-22 2013-11-22 3.3.6
Old version, no longer maintained: 3[20][21][22] 2013-05-19 2014-11-26 3.8.13
Old version, no longer maintained: 4[23][24][25] 2014-02-01 2015-09-19 3.12.13
Old version, no longer maintained: 4.1 2014-06-20 3.12.21
Old version, no longer maintained: 5[26][27] 2015-06-19 2017-12-31 3.19.8
Old version, no longer maintained: 5.1 2016-12-02 4.4.30
Old version, no longer maintained: 6[28][29] 2017-07-16 2019-09-30 4.9.35
Old version, no longer maintained: 6.1[30] 2018-10-05 4.14.70
Older version, yet still maintained: 7.0[31][32] 2019-07-01 2021-06-30 5.1.14
Older version, yet still maintained: 7.1[33][32] 2019-07-16
Current stable version: 8[1] 2021-02-28 2022-08-31 5.10.16
Legend:
Old version
Older version, still maintained
Latest version
Latest preview version
Future release


See also

  • OpenMandriva Lx—a Linux distribution based on Mandriva Linux
  • PCLinuxOS—another Linux distribution based on Mandriva Linux
  • Unity Linux—Mandriva-based distribution designed to be a base for end-user distributions

References

  1. ^ a b "Made it to a byte - announcing the release of Mageia 8". Mageia. February 26, 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ "Available locales". Mageia. November 26, 2013. Archived from the original on March 26, 2018. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ DistroWatch. "DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD". distrowatch.com.
  4. ^ a b Spencer Dalziel (September 20, 2010). "Ex-Mandriva Linux staff fork the distro". The Inquirer. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ a b Thom Holwerda (September 19, 2010). "Mandriva Fork Announced by Former Employees". OSnews. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ "Greek - English Dictionary". myEtymology. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ Sufyan bin Uzayr (June 6, 2011). "Mageia 1 Review: The Magic Begins Now!". Muktwar. Retrieved 2012.
  8. ^ Heuillard, Romain (June 3, 2011). "Mageia 1 : la variante purement communautaire de Mandriva est disponible". Clubic. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ Belfiore, Guillaume (September 20, 2010). "Mageia : un prochain fork de Mandriva". Clubic. Retrieved 2012.
  10. ^ "EDGE-IT à paris sur SOCIETE.COM (444481204)" (in French). Societe.com. 2010. Retrieved 2012.
  11. ^ "Edge-IT, le faux nez de Mandriva, en liquidation judiciaire" (in French). Channelnews. 2010. Retrieved 2012.
  12. ^ Community Mageia (September 18, 2010). "Public Announcement". Retrieved 2012.
  13. ^ "Distributions Which Include MariaDB". AskMonty KnowledgeBase. Retrieved .
  14. ^ Neil Richards (July 18, 2011). "Mageia Goes For 9 Month Release Cycle". Muktware. Retrieved 2012.
  15. ^ Mageia. "Support for Mageia distribution". www.mageia.org.
  16. ^ "Mageia 1.0 review - LinuxBSDos.com". linuxbsdos.com.
  17. ^ DistroWatch. "DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD". distrowatch.com.
  18. ^ "Mageia 2 review - LinuxBSDos.com". linuxbsdos.com.
  19. ^ DistroWatch. "DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD". distrowatch.com.
  20. ^ DistroWatch. "DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD". distrowatch.com.
  21. ^ Watson, J.A. "Hands on with Mageia 3 - ZDNet".
  22. ^ "Mageia 3 - Gone in 60 seconds". Everyday Linux User. Archived from the original on 2018-06-23.
  23. ^ Watson, J.A. "Mageia 4.0, hands-on: Another excellent release - ZDNet".
  24. ^ "Mageia 4 review - Cinnamon, GNOME 3, KDE and MATE desktops - LinuxBSDos.com". linuxbsdos.com.
  25. ^ DistroWatch. "DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD". distrowatch.com.
  26. ^ "Mageia 5 - So Much Better Than Last Time". Everyday Linux User. Archived from the original on 2018-06-23.
  27. ^ DistroWatch. "DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD". distrowatch.com.
  28. ^ DistroWatch. "DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD". distrowatch.com.
  29. ^ "Mageia 6 review - Very refreshing". Dedoimedo.
  30. ^ "It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of Mageia 6.1". Mageia. October 5, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  31. ^ DistroWatch. "DistroWatch.com: Distribution Release: Mageia 7". distrowatch.com.
  32. ^ a b "Mageia 7 will reach End of Support on 30th of June - "The king is dead, long live the king!"". Mageia. June 8, 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  33. ^ "Mageia 7.1, Mageia 7 with Ryzen 3000 hardware support". Mageia. July 16, 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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