Mageia 3 Gets Its Second Alpha Release
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 15 October 2012 at 09:33 AM EDT. 5 Comments
The second alpha release of Mageia 3 is now available.

Mageia 3 is set to see its final release next March and this popular Mandriva fork will feature GRUB2 as the default boot-loader, migrates over to systemd, NVIDIA Optimus support, better Python 3 support, unifies the /usr directory, and many other changes.

Mageia 3 Alpha 2 is shipping with the Linux 3.5.5 kernel, systemd 193, GRUB2, OverlayFS for live CDs, KDE SC 4.9.1, RazorQt as the new Qt desktop alternative, LibreOffice 3.6, and many other package updates.

More information on Mageia 3 Alpha 2 are documented on the Mageia blog and the Wiki release notes.

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