Mageia 6.1 update version is released

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Mageia is a distribution founded by former Mandriva developers. It is a fork of Mandriva Linux formed in September 2010 by former employees and employees of the popular French Linux distribution.

But unlike Mandriva, which was a commercial Linux distribution, the Mageia project is a community project and a non-profit organization whose goal is to develop a free Linux-based operating system.

Mageia is a community distro based on the now defunct Mandriva distro. The latest version of Mageia offers UEFI support, as well as various software updates.

The distribution has a host of live disc and installation options, including all-in-one DVD and small network installation discs.

The graphical system installer it's easy to use and gets the job done. Another point in favor of Mageia is that it has a handling of the hardware.

It features a project welcome screen, which not only provides links to documentation, but also makes it easy to install popular open source programs.

The main attractive point of Mageia is probably the flexible and friendly Control Center for newcomers.

The modules in the Control Center allow the administrator to adjust almost any aspect of the operating system without requiring any interaction with the command line.

What's new in Mageia 6.1

Donald Stewart, from the Mageia project, announced the launch of the latest version of his system, which reaches its Mageia 6.1 version.


This new release of Mageia 6.1 is an updated build from its previous version which was released many months ago, with which we can say that the release is merely an update version with which the developers offer users the most up-to-date packages.

The new version of Mageia 6.1 represents the accumulation of all software updates since the release of Mageia 6, 15 months ago.

That is, this version brings all the updates and developments that were introduced in Mageia 6 in new installation media, offering users a Kernel that supports hardware released after Mageia 6.

New installations will benefit from the numerous upgrades that current Mageia upgraded systems will have, allowing new installations to avoid the need for a major upgrade after installation.

Mageia 6 Users

Therefore, If you are currently running an updated Mageia 6 system, there is no need to reinstall Mageia 6.1 as it is already running the same packages.

This version is available only with Live media, that is, Live Plasma, Live GNOME, and Live Xfce in 64-bit editions, and Live Xfce in 32-bit edition.

With this we can include Mageia in one of the few Linux distributions that still continue to support the 32-bit architecture.

This new version of Mageia we can highlight that it has:

  • Linux kernel: 4.14.70
  • plasma: 5.12.2
  • GNOME: 3.24.3
  • Xfce: 4.12.0
  • LXDE: 3.18
  • MATT: 1.18.0
  • Cinnamon: 3.2

If we recall, when version 6 of the Mageia distribution was released, some users found it difficult to migrate smoothly from version 5.

This possibility had even been disabled for several months, the time for the development team to stabilize the migration process and the end of support for Mageia 5 was postponed. Now everything is back in order, you can migrate without worrying if it is not done yet.

Download Mageia 6.1

If you want to get this new version of Mageia to install on your computer or to test in a virtual machine.

You just have to go to the official website of the project and in its download section you can get the link of this new version. The link is this.

Finally I can recommend using Ecther to save the system image to a USB device.

In the case of those who are Mageia 6 users and if you update regularly, you have nothing to do: it is already in version 6.1.

A network installation is also available for users who want more granular control over the installation.

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