Mageia Linux Review · The Kernal
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.

My first Linux distribution was Mandriva 2010. I still like OpenMandriva, Mageia and Rosa, but now my laptop runs on FreeBSD with KDE.

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Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project. Many Linux distributions use the word “Linux” in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.


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