1New Theme Debuts With Mageia 6
2Mageia 6 Enhances Linux Desktop Experience With Better Tools, New Look
On July 16, Mageia 6 was officially released, providing users of the community Linux distribution with the first major update since Mageia 5 debuted in June 2015. The Mageia Linux distribution was first formed in September 2010 as a fork of French Linux distribution Mandriva, which ceased operations in May 2015. Like Mandriva, Mageia historically has used the KDE Linux desktop as the default, and that is still true with version 6, though Mageia now offers users easy installation of other desktops as well, including GNOME and Xfce. The new Mageia 6 release also provides its users with enhanced tools and stability as well as overall ease-of-use improvements. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the Mageia 6 Linux distribution release.
3KDE Plasma Is the Default Desktop
4Mageia Control Center Gets a New Look
5Mageia Provides Easy Windows Sharing
6DNF Package Management Comes to Mageia
7Firefox ESR Is the Default Browser
8Mageia 6 to Be Supported Until January 2019
9Mageia 6 Is Powered by Linux 4.9 Kernel
At the heart of Mageia 6 is the Linux 4.9 kernel. The Linux 4.9 kernel was first released in December 2016 by Linus Torvalds and has been updated multiple times over the course of 2017 for bug fixes and stability improvements.