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mdlinuxwolf 03-30-2020 06:43 AM

Just got Mageia up and running
It was time for a change. My desktop needed a new hard drive and I had Linux Mint on both my laptop and my desktop. After finding out that there was, in fact, a worthy successor to Mandrake, (1st Linux distro I ever used)

:) :)

there was only one thing left to do. Install it. I had also figured out I'd try Sabayon first and even both Solaris 10 and 11.4. Those were miserable busts. The solaris operating systems had NO drivers whatsoever & even though Sabayon's live DVD ran flawlessly, it just wouldn't install & I already posted about that.

This one was the last on my list of potential Mint replacements because I haven't ever tried it before, but heard about it elsewhere. It seems that the third time is the charm.

sevendogsbsd 03-30-2020 07:36 AM

It's been a few years since I installed Mageia. I installed the KDE version (Plasma) and found it to be nice, but I got frequent desktop lockups. I am sure things have changed now; that was 2 or 3 years ago.

Mandrake was my first Linux distro as well. KDE 1.0, no clue what kernel version, probably 2-something. Moved on to Gnome from there because KDE reminded me too much of windows.

mrmazda 03-30-2020 05:39 PM

My first serious exploration outside the world of OS/2 Warp was Redhat 5.0, whose Gnome nearly turned me off of Linux entirely. Next foot in the water was Mandrake 7.0, released over two decades ago, January 2000, with kernel 2.2.14 and kdebase 1.1.2. KDE stuck to me tenaciously. I'm still using exclusively 3.5.x on my main PC, and use its fork TDE on several others, including Mageia 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 (though not actively on the NLS oldies).

sevendogsbsd 03-30-2020 07:47 PM

Funny, I loved Gnome until version 3: was a tester, a mod on Gnome support forums, used it for years, we even share a birthday, except in year :) Hate it now. How things have changed. I really like plasma now though but donít use it ; more of a window manager user anymore.

frankbell 03-30-2020 07:59 PM

I've been using Mageia on various machines since v. 3 and have become quite fond of it. Now that you can choose from multiple DEs, I pick KDE/Plasma because I really like many of the KDE applications, but I usually use Fluxbox for my GUI.

JWJones 04-27-2020 02:13 PM

I've been going back to and trying out distros that I haven't run in a long time. I had also used Mandrake years ago after first dipping my toes into Linux with Red Hat 5 (about 1999-2000).

I was pleasantly surprised upon installing Mageia with Xfce yesterday, that it had retained ALL of the settings that I had changed in the live session. Pretty cool. If there are other distros that are able to do this, I don't know about 'em!

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