Mageia 1 Released !: First Version of the "Community" Mandriva

On September 18, 2010, a group of former Mandriva employees, with the support of community members, announced that they had created a Fork of Mandriva Linux, that is, a new community-led distribution would be created, called Mageia. . This action came in response to news that most of the employees working on the Mandriva distribution had been laid off when Edge-IT (a Mandriva affiliate) had been wound up. The group explained that they "did not want to be dependent on either economic fluctuations or strategic movements without explanation from the company."

After 9 months of intense work, Mageia 1 was born.

Mageia 1 is based on Mandriva 2010 and is similar to it. We can find KDE 4.6.3, GNOME 2.32.1, Firefox 4.0.1, Linux, X. Org X Server 1.10.1, GCC 4.5.2, and many more packages. To see a complete list of all its features and news, access its release notes.

It also has a Live-Cd version, to be able to test it without installing and through which you can install if you like.

It is built on a kernel, and the system tools are still in charge of the classic drakes that were possible to find in Mandriva 2010.2, so we have all the varied personal collection of Mageia to manage the system efficiently and with quality regardless of the desktop we have chosen. And of course it maintains the Control Center, something Mandriva users are proud of, and a piece highly envied (and imitated) by many distros.

An interesting fact is that it is possible to update Mandriva 2010.2 to Mageia 1, either from the Mageia DVD or with the new Mageia Online method, which allows downloading an RPM package that we can graphically execute for the upgrade. Of course, it can also be done from a terminal.

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