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Mageia Keeps Trying To Push Forward

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Published on 18 October 2013 03:51 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
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The Mageia Linux distribution that's derived from the Mandriva Linux code-base and in turn from the wonderful Mandrake distribution is continuing to advance as a community distribution and making progress.

While Mageia doesn't seem quite as magical as the original Mandrake days, Mageia has been making much progress in the past three years as proving itself as a viable Linux desktop distribution. Mageia has fiscal transparency as an organization, a wide variety of tools for users and developers, and has grown to become one of the leading desktop Linux distributions.

For those not up to speed on Mageia Linux, Bruno Cornec of Hewlett-Packard gave a presentation on the distribution last month at LinuxCon North America. The slides to the presentation are available in PDF form.

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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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