Available Mageia 5

Mageia 5

After a year of development, the new version of Mageia is finally out, ladies and gentlemen.

Its main novelty is support for UEFI, which led to many changes in its installer, among other things support for RAID and integration with GRUB 2. To this is added that it comes with kernel 3.19.8, Xorg 1.16.4. 4.14.3, KDE 3.14, GNOME 2.4.5, Cinnamon 1.8.0, MATE 4.12, XFCE 0.9.0, LXQt 5.1.2, Plasma, LibreOffice 31.7.0 and Firefox ESR 38 (soon upgradeable to ESR version XNUMX). What do they say?

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  1.   Daniel said

    What I find interesting is the inclusion of XFCE, Cinnamon, Mate and Gnome. Before it only gave you the option of Kde. As to prove. Regards.

    1.    water carrier said

      To my knowledge Mageia has always offered the option to install other desktops, but it is and continues to be KDE and Gnome centric. KDE and Gnome can be tested (and installed) from »Live» versions; to install other desktops you have to do it from a "traditional" or network installation version.

      I installed Mageia 3 KDE (now 4 and soon 5) on a machine a couple of years ago and I think the distro is one of the best. What has impressed me about the distro is a friendly community and transparent organization. I have never had problems with the distro or with normal updates or the transition from version 3 to 4.

      The development of version 5 encountered problems, but the team has had the good sense to fix them before releasing the version. They have taken 7 months longer than expected, at a cost: it is not completely up to date. I see it on my favorite desktop, Enlightenment, which has been left in the latest release of E18, a version that had problems many of which were fixed in E19.

      Despite the disillusionment with E18, Mageia is a solid distro worth using.

  2.   Nonamed said

    I wonder if one day we will have lxqt in the debian repositories


  3.   Marco said

    Can i use it to extend the life of an old hp laptop with an AMD processor?

    1.    javierreta said

      Yes, you can use it. Will not disappoint you