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[wlug] Mageia 6: is it the rise of Phoenix?

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Peter Reutemann fracpete@w...
Thu Aug 17 14:04:07 NZST 2017

'There is no secret that I always preferred distributions with the DEB
package format. However, there is an exception. Mageia was the
distribution that I ran for quite long time on various laptops.
Unfortunately, the issues with outdated packages made me leave this
distribution behind some time ago.

Just as a reminder, Mageia is an off-spring from the famous Mandriva
family that survived when the Mandriva tree crashed.

And to fill out the whole forest, OpenMandriva is another off-spring,
and my recent test showed that it is far below the mother quality.

Coming back to Mageia, it has been a long time since the previous
version of this operating system was released. Mageia 5.0 was the
“most recent release” for 1.5 years, and 5.1 was merely an update to

Mageia 6 was released just few weeks ago, in July 2017. It is a good
time to check it out now.'

-- source:

Cheers, Peter
Peter Reutemann
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Waikato, NZ
+64 (7) 858-5174

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