The first beta release of Mageia 3 Linux is now available.
Mageia, the offspring of Mandriva Linux, is preparing for its third release and will present a number of new Linux features for 2013. Mageia 3 is shipping with an updated version of systemd, is already based upon the Linux 3.7 kernel, now uses OverlayFS for building LiveCDs, the /usr
migration is going forward, packages are now being compressed with XZ rather than LZMA, KDE 4.9.90 is available on the desktop along with GNOME 3.6.2, and RazorQt is also available as an alternate desktop environment. The RPM package management solution has also seen updates for Mageia 3 Beta 1.
More details on Mageia 3 Beta 1 can be found via the release notes
. Mageia 3 features are also listed on their Wiki
The final release of Mageia 3 is expected in late March.