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Mageia 3 Beta 3 Ships Linux 3.8, Uses Journalctl

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Published on 10 March 2013 01:10 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
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After a setback to the release schedule, Mageia 3 Beta 3 was finally released on Sunday morning.

Mageia 3 Beta 3 was announced on Sunday via the Mageia Blog. The release schedule was previously updated to incorporate an additional beta that pushed back the final release of Mageia 3 until the third of May. Originally Mageia 3 was due to ship on 20 March, but there were a total of two delays with the release schedule.

Mageia 3 Beta 3 ships with the Linux 3.8 kernel, uses the older systemd 195 release while now using Journalctl by default rather than rsyslog, uses OverlayFS for the live CDs, and uses GRUB Legacy by default but has GRUB2 available as an experimental option.

More details on the new update for the post-Mandrake post-Mandriva successor can be found within the release notes.

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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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