Many people are familiar with the most popular Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Fedora and Mint, but there are many other open source operating systems available.
There are probably too many, but you should know that even if a Linux distribution is not very well known, this does not mean it is bad.
A quality Linux distro that is not super popular is Mageia.
It is a fork of the once very popular Mandriva operating system.
Downloading Mageia 6.1
Now, Mageia 6.1 is available for download.
The new version of Mageia 6.1 features the Linux LTS 4.14 kernel and updated Nvidia drivers.
Donald Stewart, of Mageia said:
This version includes all updates and developments that have entered Mageia 6 together in a new installation medium, providing users with a kernel that supports hardware released after Mageia 6. New installations will benefit from the countless updates that Mageia systems may have, allowing new installations to avoid the need for a major post-installation update.
In addition, Stewart also said:
If you are using an updated Mageia 6 system, you don’t need to reinstall Mageia 6.1 because you will already be using the same packages. This version is only available with Live media, i.e. Live Plasma, Live GNOME and Live Xfce in 64 bit and Live Xfce in 32 bit. A network installation is also available, for users who want more granular control over the installation.
Below are some of the significant updates to the package.
- Firefox 60.2
- Chromium 68
- LibreOffice 18.104.22.168
- Plasma 5.12.2
- GNOME 3.24.3
- Xfce 4.12.0
- VLC 3.0.2
- Kernel 4.14.70
If you are interested in trying Mageia 6.1, you can download the ISO images (in both 32-bit and 64-bit variants)