If you ask a old-school Linux user what Linux distro they first used, most likely you will get the response of Debian, Slackware, or Mandrake. Nowadays, while Debian and Slackware are both alive and kicking, Mandrake died. It has no more development, and it was up to the community to create a replacement. The Mandrake replacement that is currently the most popular is Mageia, a Linux distro based on the old Mandrake and run by a non-profit. So, I decided to fire up KVM and try it out, and I am going to give my honest reviews when it comes to the software, desktop, hardware support, and the Mageia control center.