Mageia 6 "Sta1" Release Ships, Finally Switches To GRUB2
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 1 July 2016 at 10:44 AM EDT. 3 Comments
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Days after OpenMandriva Lx 3 Beta 2 shipped, Mageia with its common lineage from Mandrake/Mandriva has shipped Mageia 6 "sta1" as their first stabilization snapshot.

Mageia 6 Sta1 moves the distribution closer to their next stable release. This new version switches from GRUB Legacy tp using GRUB2 as the default boot-loader, live media is now available, and there is a slew of updated packages. Mageia 6 Sta1 features Linux 4.6, glibc 2.22, KDE Plasma 5.6.4, GNOME 3.20.3, MATE 1.14.1, Cinnamon 3.0.1, and other new/updated packages.

More details on this stabilization snapshot to Mageia 6 can be found via the Mageia.org blog.
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