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    Phoronix: Mageia 8 Beta 1 Released With Many Improvements

    The first beta of the forthcoming Mageia 8 is now available, the Linux distribution that traces its roots back to Mandriva/Mandrake...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...eta-1-Released

  • #2
    Typo:

    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Among the key package versions as of Mageia 8 Beta 1 are the Linux 5.7.9 kernel, GCC 10.1.1 compiler, RPM 4.16, KDE Plasma 5.19.3,GNOME 3.36, and Xfce 4.15.2, among many other package updates.
    (no space)

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    • #3
      For me to be indipendent for a distro is a value.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by frank007 View Post
        For me to be indipendent for a distro is a value.
        Try Solus then. Awesome distro.

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        • #5
          So nothing new. They implement features that most of distros use from years (zstd, armport). So another boring release imo...

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          • #6
            Why Mageia?
            Suse has btrfs and famous control panel, Fedora has "Red Hat", but what has Mageia?
            The homepage tries to sell it as a Debian with rpm.
            Maybe I'll just load an VM and find out.

            EDIT:
            Tried it in VM and didn't like it.
            Last edited by Etherman; 08-09-2020, 11:14 AM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by xpris View Post
              So nothing new. They implement features that most of distros use from years (zstd, armport). So another boring release imo...
              They're keeping up with the times and trying to do a general purpose desktop OS with GUI tools to make things easy. Boring releases are to be expected.

              I actually read their release notes and saw that they mention Enlightenment with IceWM right below. Just thought that was rather interesting since those don't really seem to be promoted on most mainstream Linux distributions these days.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Etherman View Post
                Why Mageia?
                Suse has btrfs and famous control panel,
                Also Mageia has a "famous control panel", the Mageia Control Center.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
                  Also Mageia has a "famous control panel", the Mageia Control Center.
                  It's not good enough.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Etherman View Post
                    It's not good enough.
                    It does the job for a desktop system (I used it with KDE), their KDE support and their release schedule is similar to OpenSUSE Leap so you are never stuck on ancient software like with Debian or Ubuntu LTS.

                    It supports btrfs and they package Snapper too so you can make an OpenSUSE-like setup, and it's fine.

                    I mean, I'm using OpenSUSE so I won't switch, but it does tick the same boxes.

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