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Old 07-16-2017, 03:07 PM   #1
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Mageia 6 released


https://blog.mageia.org/en/2017/07/1...cing-mageia-6/

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Old 07-18-2017, 12:16 AM   #2
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Downloading now. Might throw this on my refurb laptop that I bought because I had a spare SSD that I didn't know what to do with.
 
Old 07-18-2017, 09:40 PM   #3
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I tried to do an in-place on-line upgrade yesterday to my laptop, but it failed miserably. When it ended, I was looking at a dialog with the title, "Congratulations," but all the text in the dialog was those little rectangles you get when the LANG settings are off. I rebooted and, rather than the Plasma desktop, was in TWM!

I got the same result after a second reboot, so I d/led and burned the *.iso to disc and booted the laptop from it. When it booted, I selected "upgrade," and got the same result as above.

I then did a full new install from disc, and that went swimmingly. Since then I've been tweaking it to establish my preferred settings and applications. (I have a separate /home, so all my settings and data were still present.)

So far, I'm satisfied with Mageia 6.

You can see a screenshot of the desktop here: http://pineviewfarm.net/weblog/wp-co...017/07/mv6.jpg (Afterthought: The wallpaper in the screenshot is from my own collection and is not the default Mageia wallpaper.)

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Old 07-19-2017, 02:27 PM   #4
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I have been on Mageia 6 since it went stable, and it may well be Mageia's best release. Unfortunately despite the upgrade testing, there have been some upgrading problems reported, mostly (but not exclusively) with the transition to Plasma change. The devs are back at work on the problem. In the meantime, those running Mageia 5 can either do a fresh install (which has its advantages in terms of a system without accumulated junk), or wait a bit before doing the upgrade. Mageia 5 will be supported until the end of October.

Plug: For Enlightenment fans, this release of Mageia is running fully up-to-date E21 and EFL, and again sports a Mageia branded theme (the default with Mageia 6 wallpaper). I have more updated/branded themes for Mageia that will eventually get packaged (to replace nonfuncitonial E17 themes). If you want them now, just let me know.

The release announcement is here: https://blog.mageia.org/en/2017/07/1...cing-mageia-6/

And the release notes are here: https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Mageia_6_Release_Notes
 
Old 07-19-2017, 10:19 PM   #5
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I like Enlightenment and used E17 on Mageia 3/4. Thanks for the tidbit.
 
Old 07-26-2017, 08:44 AM   #6
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Mageia 6 is a glory.

I've been using Mageia 5 for a couple of years now and It works when other distros don't. I have strange hardware: X99, twin 4K monitors, twin 970 graphic boards. All the other distros just fell in heap except for Fedora but it was so slow... .

Mageia 5 saved me but it was buggy to the max.

Now Mageia 6 is here and all the bugs have vanished to be replaced by a only few new minor ones which I can live with.
If your system is overspecced and won't accept Linux I strongly suggest Mageia 6. Since it was release I've tried the latest Kubuntu and it dies within seconds. Fedora works, sort of. Ubuntu Studio dies within seconds and Debian, my beloved Debian, dies after an hour and a half and three DVDs just when it comes to writing the GRUB.

I reinstalled Mageia 6 on a spare disk just to check and it sailed through without a problem. If you have a problem installing other distros then Mageia might help you, just remember to look for rpm or dnf when you add your own software afterwards.
 
Old 08-28-2017, 01:33 AM   #7
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finally got around to upgrading my ( 7 ) systems
am dual booting win 7 with Mageia 4
but I am switching to Mageia 6 and running win 7 in virtualbox
for most of boxes
might run LinuxMX on a couple just for variety
the reason I am late upgrading was sorting out bios issues with vitualbox
once we figured out how to enable virtualisation it was all good

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