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02 June 2011, 10:01

Mandriva community fork Mageia 1.0 released

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Mageia Logo After more than eight months of development, the Mageia project has released version 1.0 of its Mandriva Linux community fork. According to the developers, the project's first stable release "marks the milestone of a lot of hard work".

Based on the 2.6.38 Linux kernel, Mageia 1.0 ships with a choice of several popular desktop environments including KDE SC 4.6.3, GNOME 2.32 and the latest stable version, 4.8.1, of Xfce. Bundled packages include Firefox 4.0.1 and Thunderbird 3.1.10, the 11.x branch of the Chromium web browser, GIMP 2.6.11, LibreOffice, GnuCash 2.4.5 and VirtualBox 4.0.6 (the latest release is 4.0.8 from mid-May).

Zoom The Mageia 1.0 desktop
Mageia was forked in September 2010 by a group of former Mandriva employees and contributors because of concerns over the future of the Mandriva Linux distribution. The project's aim is to provide a straightforward to use, free and open source Linux distribution, with integrated system configuration tools and improved system, desktop and application integration.

Further information about Mageia 1.0 can be found in the release notes, on the Mageia 1 web page and in a post on the Mageia Blog. Mageia 1 is available to download for 32- and 64-bit systems from the project's web site. Upgrading from Mandriva Linux 2010.1 and 2010.2 is supported and a migration guide is provided.

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