Linux Distributions

Mageia – Linux-based operating system

Mageia is a Linux-based operating system, distributed as free and open-source software. It was forked from the defunct Mandriva Linux distribution.

This is a community project, supported by a nonprofit organisation of elected contributors.

Mageia offers a very large repository of software, such as productivity applications and a wide number of games


Working state:Active
Desktop:GNOME, KDE Plasma, Xfce
Init Software:systemd
Package Management:RPM
Release Model:Rolling
Platforms:aarch64, arm7, i586, x86_64
This article is part of our Big List of Active Linux Distros which is currently under development.

What's a Linux distribution ("distro")?

A distro provides the user with a desktop environment, preloaded applications, and ways to update and maintain the system.

Each distro makes different choices, deciding which open source projects to install and provides custom written programs. They can have different philosophies.

Some distros are intended for desktop computers, some for servers without a graphical interface, and others for special uses. Because Linux is an open source operating system, combinations of software vary between Linux distros.
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