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Mageia is a Linux based operating system, distributed as free and open source software It is forked from the Mandriva Linux distribution45 Mageia was the first Linux distribution where MariaDB replaced Oracle's MySQL6 The Greek term mageía μαγεία means enchantment, fascination, glamour, wizardry7

The first release of the software distribution, Mageia 1, took place in June 201189


  • 1 History
  • 2 Desktop environment
  • 3 Development
    • 31 Version history
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links


Mageia was created in 2010 as a fork of Mandriva Linux,4510 by a group of former employees of Mandriva SA 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;1112 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 Linux13

Desktop environmentedit

Like many other distributions, Mageia uses all major desktop environments Similar to Mandrake/Mandriva Linux, KDE is the main and the most used environment End-users can choose from KDE and GNOME for the small installation DVD edition, any environment in full DVD edition and Xfce on the dual-arch CD It uses Mageia Control Center


Mageia is planned to be released on a 9-month release cycle, with each release to be supported for 18 months14

The latest stable version is Mageia 5, released in June 2015

Version historyedit

Version Release date End-of-life date15 Kernel version
Old version, no longer supported: 1 2011-06-01 2012-12-01 26387
Old version, no longer supported: 2 2012-05-22 2013-11-22 336
Old version, no longer supported: 3 2013-05-19 2014-11-26 3813
Old version, no longer supported: 4 2014-02-01 2015-09-19 31213
Old version, no longer supported: 41 2014-06-20 2015-09-19 31221
Older version, yet still supported: 5 2015-06-19 2017-xx-xx 3198
Current stable version: 51 2016-12-02 2017-xx-xx
Future release: 6 2017-xx-xx
Legend: Old version Older version, still supported Latest version Latest preview version Future release
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See alsoedit

  • 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
  • Linux portal
  • Free software portal


  1. ^ "Solid and strong and humming along – here's Mageia 5!" Mageia Blog English June 19, 2015 Retrieved June 19, 2015 
  2. ^ "Available locales" Mageia November 26, 2013 Retrieved March 3, 2013 
  3. ^ http://wwwlinuxbsdoscom/2012/05/18/mageia-2-and-the-default-gnome-3-desktop/
  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. ^ "Distributions Which Include MariaDB" AskMonty KnowledgeBase Retrieved 2012-05-22 
  7. ^ "Greek - English Dictionary" myEtymology Retrieved Sep 20, 2013 
  8. ^ Sufyan bin Uzayr June 6, 2011 "Mageia 1 Review: The Magic Begins Now!" Muktwar Retrieved May 20, 2012 
  9. ^ Heuillard, Romain June 3, 2011 "Mageia 1 : la variante purement communautaire de Mandriva est disponible" Clubic Retrieved May 24, 2012 
  10. ^ Belfiore, Guillaume September 20, 2010 "Mageia : un prochain fork de Mandriva" Clubic Retrieved May 24, 2012 
  11. ^ "EDGE-IT à paris sur SOCIETECOM 444481204" in French Societecom 2010 Retrieved May 22, 2012 
  12. ^ "Edge-IT, le faux nez de Mandriva, en liquidation judiciaire" in French Channelnews 2010 Retrieved May 22, 2012 
  13. ^ Community Mageia September 18, 2010 "Public Announcement" Retrieved May 20, 2012 
  14. ^ Neil Richards July 18, 2011 "Mageia Goes For 9 Month Release Cycle" Muktware Retrieved May 20, 2012 
  15. ^ https://wwwmageiaorg/en/support/

External linksedit

  • Official website
  • Official wiki
  • Mageia at DistroWatch

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