Mageia

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Mageia
Mageia logo.svg
Mageia 6 Plasma desktop.png
Screenshot of Mageia 6 KDE
OS family Unix-like
Working state Active
Source model Free and Open source
Initial release June 1, 2011; 7 years ago (2011-06-01)
Latest release 6 (July 16, 2017; 14 months ago (2017-07-16)[1]) [±]
Latest preview none [±]
Available in 167 languages[2]
Update method Timelessly released
Package manager urpmi (command-line frontend); rpmdrake (graphical frontend); .rpm (backend)
Platforms i586, amd64
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
Userland GNU
Default user interface KDE Plasma Desktop (Live USB/DVD), GNOME 3 Desktop (Live USB/DVD), XFCE (Live USB/DVD)[3]
License Free software licenses
(mainly GPL) and other licenses.
Official website mageia.org

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

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

History[edit]

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 developers and users and supporters 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 by 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[edit]

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 full DVD installation edition .

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

Application Repository[edit]

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

Development[edit]

Mageia is planned to be released on a 9-month release cycle, with each release to be supported for 18 months.[14]

The latest stable version is Mageia 6, released in July 2017.

Version history[edit]

Version Release date End-of-life date[15] Kernel version
Old version, no longer supported: 1[16][17] 2011-06-01 2012-12-01 2.6.38.7
Old version, no longer supported: 2[18][19] 2012-05-22 2013-11-22 3.3.6
Old version, no longer supported: 3[20][21][22] 2013-05-19 2014-11-26 3.8.13
Old version, no longer supported: 4[23][24][25] 2014-02-01 2015-09-19 3.12.13
Old version, no longer supported: 4.1 2014-06-20 3.12.21
Old version, no longer supported: 5[26][27] 2015-06-19 2017-12-31 3.19.8
Old version, no longer supported: 5.1 2016-12-02 4.4.30
Current stable version: 6[28][29] 2017-07-16 2019-01-16 4.9.35
Future release: 7 2018-xx-xx N/A N/A
Legend:
Old version
Older version, still supported
Latest version
Latest preview version
Future release


See also[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  1. ^ "Announcing Mageia 6, finally ready to shine!". Mageia Blog (English). July 16, 2017. Retrieved July 16, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Available locales". Mageia. November 26, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 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 May 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Thom Holwerda (September 19, 2010). "Mandriva Fork Announced by Former Employees". OSnews. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Greek - English Dictionary". myEtymology. Retrieved Sep 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ Sufyan bin Uzayr (June 6, 2011). "Mageia 1 Review: The Magic Begins Now!". Muktwar. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  8. ^ Heuillard, Romain (June 3, 2011). "Mageia 1 : la variante purement communautaire de Mandriva est disponible". Clubic. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  9. ^ Belfiore, Guillaume (September 20, 2010). "Mageia : un prochain fork de Mandriva". Clubic. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  10. ^ "EDGE-IT à paris sur SOCIETE.COM (444481204)" (in French). Societe.com. 2010. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Edge-IT, le faux nez de Mandriva, en liquidation judiciaire" (in French). Channelnews. 2010. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
  12. ^ Community Mageia (September 18, 2010). "Public Announcement". Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Distributions Which Include MariaDB". AskMonty KnowledgeBase. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  14. ^ Neil Richards (July 18, 2011). "Mageia Goes For 9 Month Release Cycle". Muktware. Retrieved May 20, 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
  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
  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

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