Mageia 8: First Test Images (Alpha 1) Now Available

Mageia 8: First Test Images (Alpha 1) Now Available

Mageia 8: First Test Images (Alpha 1) Now Available

Just a few days ago, the development team of the GNU / Linux Mageia Distro has given us the pleasant surprise of announcing that the first Mageia 8 test images, are available for all those passionate about Free Software, Open Source and GNU / Linux, but above all the enthusiasts and followers of your Distro, help to develop it, in order to successfully reach the final (stable) version of Mageia 8.

In this first image offered, they highlight that there will be large-scale package updates, and new features implemented to improve what Mageia already offers to all its users and community.

Mageia 8: Introduction

Since 2011, on the Blog DesdeLinux We have followed and published the development of said Distro, that is, from our first article about it in its version 1.0 in 2011, until the 2 previous to this, about its current and stable version 7.

Which we recommend reviewing, since it, as we said, is the current stable version.

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While, for more official information about it, you can go to your Official website and / or your Official blog, both in Spanish.

Mageia 8: Content

Mageia 8: First Alpha 1 Images Available

To this first available Alpha 1 image, its developers offer the following:

Major updates included

  • Kernel: 5.7.4
  • glib: 2.31
  • gcc: 10.1.1
  • rpm: 4.16.0
  • Chromium: 81
  • Firefox: 68.9
  • LibreOffice: 6.4.4
  • Plasma: 5.19.1
  • GNOME: 3.37
  • Xfce: 4.15.2

In addition, it includes the following big improvements:

  • Better support for ARM, all packages have been built for Aarch64 and ARM v7.
  • Many improvements to the installer, which now has better support for F2FS and Nilfs2.
  • Package management optimization. The rpm 4.16 package now brings many improvements.
  • Furthermore, the metadata analysis in urpmi has also been sped up using ZStd compression.

The full list of features of Mageia 8 can be read from the following link.

More details on Mageia 8


If you are a passionate user of Mageia you can go to the official site and download said Alpha 1 version from here, using the following link. Or your current stable version by pressing the following link.

Remember that:

"The variety of ISO images available is the same as for Mageia 7, offering installers for 32-bit and 64-bit systems, 64-bit Live images for Plasma, GNOME, and Xfce, as well as the 32-bit Live image with Xfce.". Mageia team.

Last but not least, and again quoting the Mageia team, it is good to keep in mind that:

"Mageia is a free operating system based on GNU / Linux. It is a community project, supported by a non-profit organization of elected contributors. Our mission: to build great tools for people. Beyond giving birth to a secure, stable and sustainable operating system, the goal is also to build and maintain a recognized and credible community within the world of free software.". Mageia team.

If you like and use Mageia, and you wish collaborate with her, you can do it in many ways in the following link from its official website or express your support for said GNU / Linux Distro In the next link.

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We hope this "useful little post" about the so-called GNU / Linux Distro «Mageia», which is just beginning its way to the new version 8, and that tends to be well known because it is considered a Stable and safe operating system for Desktop and Server computers; be a lot interest and utility, For the whole «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of «GNU/Linux».

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