Mageia 5 Beta 3 Now Properly Supports EFI On x86_64 Builds
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 14 February 2015 at 08:06 AM EST. Add A Comment
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The third beta to the much delayed Mageia 5 is now available for some Valentine's weekend testing.

Mageia 5 Beta 3 now properly supports EFI on all 64-bit ISOs along with fixing a lot of other bugs to this Mandriva-forked Linux distribution. Mageia 5 Beta 3 is powered by the Linux 3.19 kernel, has all of the latest desktop envrionment options, and has many other package updates from the open-source ecosystem.

More details on the release of Mageia 5 Beta 3 can be found from the release announcement while all of the technical details are reserved for the release notes.
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