Mageia 4 Linux Desktop Distro Delivers Improved Performance, Features

1 - Mageia 4 Linux Desktop Distro Delivers Improved Performance, Features
2 - Mageia Offers Multiple Linux Desktop Choices
3 - Mageia Welcome Screen Provides an On-Ramp for Novices
4 - System Settings for Easy Customization
5 - Mageia Control Center Delivers System Configuration Options
6 - Windows Shares Configured via the Control Center
7 - MSEC Provides System Security and Audit
8 - Advanced Firewall Set-Up and Replication via Invictus
9 - RPMdrake: Mageia's Software Package Management Tool
10 - LibreOffice: The Default Office Suite
11 - Firefox Is Included
12 - Linux 3.12 Is Under the Hood
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Mageia 4 Linux Desktop Distro Delivers Improved Performance, Features

by Sean Michael Kerner

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Mageia Offers Multiple Linux Desktop Choices

The default desktop choice for Mageia 4 is the KDE open-source desktop although users may also select Gnome.

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Mageia Welcome Screen Provides an On-Ramp for Novices

The Mageia welcome screen is a new feature in Mageia 4, providing new users with easy access to documentation, support and community resources.

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System Settings for Easy Customization

The System Settings application pulls in all core settings into one window for users to access.

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Mageia Control Center Delivers System Configuration Options

The Mageia Control Center (also known as drakconf) provides tools that enable users to manage software, hardware, networking and security components.

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Windows Shares Configured via the Control Center

Most computing environments today are heterogeneous, which makes the need for Windows file sharing paramount.

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MSEC Provides System Security and Audit

The MSEC system in the Control Center consolidates multiple security functions, including firewall configuration.

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Advanced Firewall Set-Up and Replication via Invictus

Going beyond basic firewall and security configuration, the Invictus tool enables users to set up network interface failover as well as firewall replication.

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RPMdrake: Mageia's Software Package Management Tool

Leveraging its Mandriva heritage, Mageia 4 includes the RPMdrake software management tool for application packages.

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LibreOffice: The Default Office Suite

As is the case in many modern Linux releases, the open-source LibreOffice suite is the primary office tools application in Mageia.

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Firefox Is Included

Mageia includes the open-source Mozilla Firefox browser, but KDE users also receive the Konqueror browser as part of a default installation.

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Linux 3.12 Is Under the Hood

The Linux 3.12.8 kernel is what powers Mageia 4.

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