28 Mar

Mageia 6 Linux Enters Development With Two Fan Favorite Desktop Choices

The Development team for Mageia Project has announced the development of the latest version of their Linux Distro, Mageia, with Mageia 6.

The last update for Mageia was in June 2015 with the release of Mageia 5.

Mageia 6 first development snapshot brings the Beta of KDE Plasma 5.6, along with the latest GNU/Linux technologies, including Linux kernel 4.4.5 LTS, the second milestone of GNOME 3.20 (3.19.2), Glibc 2.22, systemd 229, LibreOffice 5.1.1 office suite, as well as the Mozilla Firefox 45 and Chromium 49 web browsers.

In a blog announcement from the Development team:

After the delays caused by upgrading the major parts of the base system and switching to the Plasma 5 Desktop Environment, we are very happy to announce that the first development milestone of Mageia 6 has been released and is ready for testing by the community.

Note that only the classical ISO images have been released, those being the i586 and x86_64 DVD images. The live ISO images are not quite ready. If the live images can be made functional soon, they may also be released, otherwise they will come with the next milestone release.

If you would like to test these ISO’s, you can find a link to download them from your preferred mirror on the Mageia website. Please keep in mind that this is still an early development snapshot.  We would appreciate any feedback on how this release works for you.

Also listed in the announcement:

Mageia 6 dev1 will ship with the following:

  • Kernel 4.4.5
  • Glibc 2.22
  • Plasma 5.5.95
  • GNOME 3.19.2
  • Mate 1.13.0
  • Cinnamon 2.8.6
  • LibreOffice
  • Firefox 45
  • Chromium 49
  • Updates to all of the other major applications and tools


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