1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

Mageia 4 A2 Playing With Updated Kernel, Systemd

Operating Systems

Published on 07 September 2013 12:46 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
1 Comment

The Mageia release team has graduated Mageia 4 up to an Alpha 2 status. This release is shipping with updates to the Linux kernel, systemd, and other packages, but is still relying upon GRUB Legacy by default.

The community-forked version of Mandriva has notable changes in Mageia 4 Alpha 2 of improved RAID management during installation and upgrading RPM to version 4.11.0. It's shipping with the Linux 3.10.10 kernel, systemd 206, and a fundamental change with this release is moving over to systemd's predictable network interface naming scheme. While it's bringing forth updated packages, GRUB is still the default boot-loader with GRUB2 still being just an option for end-users.

The desktops available in Mageia 4 Alpha 2 include KDE 4.11 and GNOME 3.9.11 (GNOME 3.10 pre-release) while LXDE, Razor-qt, MATE, and Cinnamon are also available.

More details on this updated test release to Mageia 4 can be found via the Wiki release notes. The final release of Mageia 4 isn't expected until February of 2014.

About The Author
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 .
Latest Linux News
  1. Godot 1.1 Engine Release Brings New 2D Engine
  2. Intel VA-API Driver 1.6 Is Coming
  3. Canonical Is Reportedly Considering An IPO
  4. GNOME 3.18 - GTK3 Now Supports RandR 1.5
  5. Fedora 22 Risks Being Delayed Beyond Next Week
  6. Systemd 220 Has Finally Been Released
  7. LibreOffice 5.0 Beta 1 Released
  8. Allwinner Publishes New CedarX Open-Source Code
  9. ACPI 6 Non-Volatile Memory Device Support / NFIT / LIBND For Linux
  10. Fedora 22 Marches Closer To Release
  11. The Linux 4.0 EXT4 RAID Corruption Bug Has Been Uncovered
  12. Ubuntu 15.10 Release Schedule Firmed Up
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Btrfs RAID 0/1 Benchmarks On The Linux 4.1 Kernel
  2. The State Of Various Firefox Features
  3. Intel Iris Graphics Performance With Mesa 10.6
  4. Fedora Workstation 22 Is Looking Great, Running Fantastic
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. The Linux 4.0 Kernel Currently Has An EXT4 Corruption Issue
  2. Rust 1.0 Language Officially Released
  3. AMDGPU Open-Source Driver Code Continues Maturing
  4. Oculus Rift Suspends Linux Development To Focus On Windows
  5. Wine 1.7.43 Works On Desktop Shell Window Support
  6. Spec Ops: The Line Is The Latest Linux Shooter
  7. RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver To Be Enabled For Android
  8. KDE Applications 15.08 Planned For Release On 19 August