Mageia 3 has been released


Well, as the title says, the day May 19th 2013 the third version of this distro aimed at new users and those who do not like to play the console a lot. This release is in memory of Eugene Dodonov, a former Mandriva development lead, who passed away last year.

Of novelties, nothing very revolutionary, but that does not mean that it is less. Here are the most important features mentioned in the launch announcement:

  • RPM (4.11) and urpmi updates, which have received a good cleanup and support from Mageia
  • Kernel 3.8
  • systemd 195
  • GRUB is the default boot loader. GRUB2 is available for testing.
  • A revamped bundle of installation and rpmdrake packages
  • KDE 4.10.2
  • gnomes 3.6.
  • Xfce 4.10
  • LibreOffice 4.0.3
  • Steam inclusion

Changes were also made to the logo in my opinion for the better, giving it a fresh and modern look. I hope this version is as good or better than Mageia 2, which I personally loved. I will try it until next weekend, in a spare time that I find.

Download Mageia 3

Source: Launch Announcement (Mageia Blog)

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  1.   pandev92 said

    Good distro, although the repositories are not usually very up to date, at least the last time I tried it, in beta 2 ... I think

    1.    eliotime3000 said

      At the very least, this is Mint's .rpm counterpart (that is, an enhancement to another distro that focused too much on GUIs and not performance).

      Congratulations on the launch.

  2.   merlin the debianite said

    Do you know if mageia is rolling release or can be updated without formatting like Fedora?

    1.    diazepam said

      mageia is not rolling.

    2.    kik1n said

      It is not rolling but I think it can be updated to its next version without reinstalling.