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jeremy 05-15-2012 03:59 PM

Another Distribution Joins - Mageia
I'm happy to announce that another distribution has joined Please welcome Mageia.

I'd like to thank ennael, who helped get the forum setup and will be participating on behalf of Mageia, along with andré2.


Speedy624 05-15-2012 04:05 PM

First time I've heard of Mageia, may try it sometime soon. :)

jeremy 05-15-2012 04:26 PM

For those interested, the official site is:


catkin 05-15-2012 11:06 PM

Welcome to LQ Mageia :)

ruario 05-16-2012 12:54 AM

Great stuff! I've always had a soft spot for Mandriva and in my eyes Mageia is Mandriva's true continuation/successor.

I'll give you a quick personal story about Mandriva. My first day working for Opera Software I was given my work machine with Ubuntu pre-installed. Upon picking up the machine I was told by our internal support that they had had some trouble setting up X with this new batch of machines and hence it was not configured. My options were either to wait for them to get it working or I could take the machine as is. Given it was my first day working in Opera's Desktop UNIX team I was keen to impress my colleagues and didn't want to look like I needed someone else to setup the machine for me, so I took it as is. I then spent a couple of hours using lynx (funny that I should join a browser company and spend my first hours using a different browser) reading online and trying to find out why X wouldn't work on this hardware. I started to worry I was taking to long and was keen to get on with some actual work. I then remembered that I had a Linux magazine in my bag, which included a cover LiveCD with Mandriva. I figured I would give it a shot. Upon firing up the LiveCD, X (and everything else) worked out of the box. In the end, I proceeded to install Mandriva and kept it around as my primary work distro for the next year and a half! ;)

So you see, for all Ubuntu's plaudits as the easiest distro to install and configure, my own personal experience that day was that Mandriva was even better. As Mandriva's spiritual successor (and with many of the same people involved) I hope the Magiea team continue to do such an excellent job!

ennael 05-16-2012 01:47 AM

Thanks for all these kind posts. We hope we will be able to drive you in Mageia community and have the best exeperience using it.

catkin 05-16-2012 02:56 AM

@ennael: how is Mageia pronounced?

Jeremy Morgan 05-16-2012 03:02 AM


Originally Posted by catkin (Post 4679658)
@ennael: how is Mageia pronounced?

That was my first question as well.

Welcome to the board, it's nice to see Mandriva forked and being carried on. While I've never been a dedicated Mandriva user I used it enough times, it was a really good distro. Good luck to you and your venture, I'll be sure to set up an install of it and check it out soon!

chitambira 05-16-2012 03:47 AM

My take on the pronunciation:

Mageia : Me' zh' ya
like in 'asia', but with an 'm' = 'masia'

or Mei' j' ya
as in 'mage' + 'ya'

ennael 05-16-2012 04:12 AM


Originally Posted by catkin (Post 4679658)
@ennael: how is Mageia pronounced?

As we usually answer, "pronounciation is as Magiea, it's free" :)

serdal 05-16-2012 04:50 AM

I am a long time newbie to the Linux world, and I am very happy to know that you have continued Mandrake / Mandriva with this new nice distribution.

Mandrake is my very first Linux Distro which I used early 2000 and enjoyed a lot! It always saved my life whenever I needed to format the entire computer. When I noticed the ease of use, I switched to Mandrake (Linux) from zinloz$ for a long time. Mandrake made me fall in love with LINUX world, indeed.

Right now I will download and try Mageia. Thank you all very much for your precious time!

Capt. Serdal

centos123 05-16-2012 05:13 AM

why CentOS is not in the list of distribution

DEVENDRABOOB 05-16-2012 05:55 AM

As per my knowledge, CentOs is one from list of distribution.
I am not sure about it as I am new for this as well ;)
Waiting for the reply from someone Linux experts.

serbezano 05-16-2012 11:12 AM

Welcome Mageia ! :)

camorri 05-16-2012 12:18 PM

I've had Magia 1 installed for a year, the next release is scheduled for May I believe.

I was a long time Mandrake/Mandriva user. i followed the fork, and do not regret it. Today, Slackware is my main distro. I have a Magia 1 system installed as backup.

Look and feel is much like Mandriva.

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