Mageia 6, the heir distribution of Mandriva is here


In the last few days, new versions of the most popular and oldest distributions that exist within the Gnu / Linux world have appeared. Mageia, the distribution that is based on and inherited from Mandriva, has recently joined this group. Mandriva is a distribution formerly known as Mandrake that is attached to a company.

After leaving this company the project, Mandriva split into two: OpenMandriva and Mageia. Mageia is the more popular of the two, with a large community behind it. So that Mageia 6 is one of the newest versions in the history of the project.

Mageia 6 uses Linux kernel 4.9 as well as Plasma version 5.8.7. Grub2 is included in this release to complete the distribution. As the main novelty, DNF, RedHat's software tool, is included in this release and joins urpmi, the old Mandriva tool. This means that to the Mageia repositories we have to join the Fedora and OpenSUSE repositories, distributions that use the dnf tool.

Regarding the desks, Mageia 6 incorporates Gnome 3.24.2, MATE 1.18, LXQT 0.11, Xfce 4.12.1 and Cinnamon 3.2.8, in addition to the aforementioned Plasma. Chromium 57, Mozilla Thunderbird 52.2.1 and LibreOffice 5.3.4 will also be in this version of Mageia. Like many other distributions, Mageia 6 comes with support for Wayland, although X.Org is still present in the distribution.

Mageia 6 support will end in 2019, that is, the distribution has a life of 2 years. Mageia 5, which came out quite a while ago, is about to end its support life, so the developers recommend updating the distribution to this version. If you have Mageia 5, you just have to go to the Mageia update tool. If, on the other hand, you do not have Mageia and you want to try this distribution, you only have to go to this link and download the installation ISO image of the distribution. Mageia 6 has improved many things, but still maintains the Mandriva philosophy.

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  1.   Joselp said

    They could have put an updated image of the Mageia 6 Plasma desktop, this corresponds to KDE 4 and has nothing to do ...

    As for the launch, it is one of the best things the Mageia people have done. It works perfect both Plasma and Xfce which are the desktops that I have tested.

    I recommend it to everyone !!!

  2.   Sergio hernandez said

    In the article it says: "Mandriva is a distribution formerly known as Mandrake." It should be remembered that Mandrake was a distribution developed in France, which was merged with the Brazilian distribution Conectiva, hence the name "Mandriva".

  3.   Guiovanny said

    Good morning, I am new to Mageia, before I worked with Ubuntu, but in mageia I don't know how to run or install programs that I download, you can help me. THANK YOU