Mageia 5 Linux Distro Offers New Tools, Improved Stability

1 - Mageia 5 Linux Distro Offers New Tools, Improved Stability
2 - Mageia: A Fork of Mandriva
3 - Mageia Offers Several Desktop Choices
4 - UEFI Support Comes to Mageia
5 - Mageia Control Center Is Improved
6 - Windows Importer Eases Migration
7 - Invictus Secures Mageia 5 Linux Users
8 - Btrfs File System Is Supported
9 - Firefox Is the Default Browser
10 - Skrooge Provides Money Management
11 - Edit Video With Kdenlive
12 - Mageia 5 Uses Linux 3.19
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Mageia 5 Linux Distro Offers New Tools, Improved Stability

by Sean Michael Kerner

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Mageia: A Fork of Mandriva

The Mageia Linux distribution is a fork of Mandriva Linux, which was originally known as Mandrake Linux but became Mandriva in 2005 after the company acquired Brazilian Linux vendor Connectiva.

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Mageia Offers Several Desktop Choices

On installation, users are offered the choice of multiple Linux desktops, including KDE and GNOME.

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UEFI Support Comes to Mageia

One of the big new features in Mageia 5 is support for UEFI hardware, which enables Mageia to run on a wider array of systems than before.

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Mageia Control Center Is Improved

The Mageia Control Center is overhauled in the new release, providing greater stability and more options for users to manage and control systems.

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Windows Importer Eases Migration

Mageia is aimed at Windows users moving to Linux. To that end, the Mageia Control Center includes a Windows documents and setting import feature.

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Invictus Secures Mageia 5 Linux Users

The Invictus tool provides an advanced setup for firewall and network interfaces in Mageia 5.

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Btrfs File System Is Supported

The Btrfs file system, which provides snapshotting and rollback capabilities, is now supported in Mageia 5.

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Firefox Is the Default Browser

As has long been the case in Mandriva-based systems, Mozilla Firefox is the default Web browser application for Mageia 5.

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Skrooge Provides Money Management

Among the applications included in Mageia 5 is Skrooge, which provides financial management and budgeting capabilities.

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Edit Video With Kdenlive

Mageia 5 includes the Kdelive video application, providing users with a robust set of video editing and rendering features.

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Mageia 5 Uses Linux 3.19

At the heart of Mageia 5 is the Linux 3.19 kernel, which Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, released Feb. 9.

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