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Mageia 3 Beta 1 Surfaces For The Holidays

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Published on 20 December 2012 05:47 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
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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.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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