Mageia 6 Linux distribution now available for download

Mageia 6 Linux distribution now available for download

By | July 17th, 2017
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A fairly popular operating system with in-the-know Linux users (that

doesn't get enough attention) is Mageia.


After a long time, the newest version of the community-driven distro is finally here. Mageia 6 can be had today with your choice of several excellent desktop environments — GNOME (3.24.2), KDE Plasma (5.8.7), Xfce (4.12.1), Cinnamon (3.2.8), MATE (1.18), and LXQt (0.11). It comes with a fairly modern version of the Linux kernel, 4.9.35, and LibreOffice Since it is impossible to please everyone, there are two web browsers included by default — Firefox 52.2.0 ESR and Chromium 57.

“The whole Mageia community is extremely happy to announce the release of Mageia 6, the shiny result of our longest release cycle so far! It comes with many new and exciting features, a new range of installation media and the usability and stability that can be expected from any Mageia release.

The Mageia Team shares the following significant updates to version 6 of the operating system.

  • KDE Plasma 5 replaces the previous KDE SC 4 desktop environment
  • The new package manager DNF is provided as an alternative to urpmi, enabling a great packaging ecosystem:
    1. Support for AppStream and thus GNOME Software and Plasma Discover
    2. Support for Fedora COPR and openSUSE Build Service to provide third party packages for Mageia 6 and later
    3. dnfdragora, a new GUI tool for package management inspired from rpmdrake


Nisheeth Bhakuni