Mageia, a GNU/Linux-based free operating system that started its life as a fork of Mandriva Linux and that is supported by a nonprofit organization of elected contributors, is now at version 3.
The developers of Mageia have implemented a great deal of new features and updates in this new version, including a new Linux kernel and system packages.
The distribution has been delayed for a couple of months, due to various bugs, but the final version is finally out and it's ready for daily use.
Users have been asked to actively participate in the development of the distribution and to help make a great OS.
“Mageia’s bug reporting system is open to everyone, as are the mailing lists and community support. That makes it easier for you to have your voice heard and follow what is happening. And access to our fully tested and prompt security updates is free of charge for everyone,” reads the official announcement.
Highlights of Mageia 3:
• RPM (4.11) and urpmi have received some updates, which have given Mageia a good turnout and cleanup;
• Linux kernel has been updated to version 3.8, which has become EOL – end of life – in the meantime;
• systemd 195 has been integrated;
• GRUB is the default bootloader and GRUB2 is available to test;
• The package groupings have been revamped for installation and rpmdrake;
• KDE SC has been updated to version 4.10.2;
• GNOME has been updated to version 3.6;
• Xfce has been updated to version 4.10;
• Libreoffice 4.0.3 has been integrated;
• Steam for Linux has been integrated;
• A new background has been implemented;
The distribution comes with three distinct desktop environments, which are KDE, GNOME, and Xfce. A complete list of changes, updates and new features can be found in the official announcement.
Download Mageia 3 right now from Softpedia.