Mageia 5 Beta 2 Finally Released, Mageia 5 Delayed To March

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 17 January 2015 at 09:37 AM EST. Add A Comment
After being challenged by delays, Mageia 5 Beta 2 was officially released on Friday. A revised release date for the Mageia 5 official ISOs has also been determined.

Mageia 5 Beta 2 has new EFI management support, RPM, the Linux 3.18.2 kernel, systemd 217, and KDE 4.14.3 / GNOME 3.14.2 / LXQt / MATE 1.8.0 / Cinnamon 2.4.5. Those curious about all of the details for Mageia 5 Beta 2 can stop by the Wiki.

The revised time-frame for releasing Mageia 5 Beta 2 was posted to the Mageia Blog. The new hope is to have Mageia 5 Beta 3 ready on 3 February, Mageia 5 Release Candidate on 24 February, and to do the final release on 10 March.
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