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Does Mandriva still live? Meet the Mageia 7 Beta

The new Mageia 7 Beta came with a number of new features, fixes and enhancements to come in this latest version of the system.

Mageia 7 comes to its second Beta for testing with a lot of news regarding standard applications as well as improvements and punctual engine engine fixes. Mageia is a French distro that emerged in September 2010, as a fork of the famous Mandriva Linux, which had its latest version released in 2011 and without any further updates. The company itself, Mandriva, filed for bankruptcy years later.  Does Mandriva still live? Meet the Mageia 7 Beta Mageia 7 will still continue to support 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, with versions of GNOME, XFCE, KDE Plasma, LXQt, Cinnamon, LXDE, MATE, Enlightenment and IceWM. There have also been enhancements and fixes for users with Intel + Nvidia hybrid GPU notebooks, which you can check out at this link.

The main news that will come in Mageia 7, are:

Kernel 4.20

Table 19.0 (rc)

Rpm 4.14.2

Plasma 5.14.2

GNOME 3.30

XFCE 4.13.4

Firefox 64.0

Chromium 70

LibreOffice 6.2.0

To check out all the news coming in Mageia 7, see their release note through this link. And if you're a Linux enthusiast and would like to help the Mageia folks report bugs, just access their bugzilla at this link, or if you prefer to contribute in some other way, just access this other link.

Hope to see you next post, big hug.

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