Mageia 6 LTM released

Following several delays during the development cycle, the Mageia project has announced the release of Mageia 6. The new version includes the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment, the DNF package manager is now available alongside urpmi and Mageia 6 includes live test media for the Xfce desktop environment: “The extra time that has gone into this release has allowed for many exciting additions, here are a few of the major additions and key features of Mageia 6: KDE Plasma 5 replaces the previous KDE SC 4 desktop environment. The new package manager DNF is provided as an alternative to urpmi, enabling a great packaging ecosystem: Support for AppStream and thus GNOME Software and Plasma Discover; support for Fedora COPR and openSUSE Build Service to provide third-party packages for Mageia 6 and later; dnfdragora, a new GUI tool for package management inspired from rpmdrake. Brand new icon theme for all Mageia tools, notably the Mageia Control Center. Successful integration of the ARM port (ARMv5 and ARMv7) in the build system, allowing to setup ARM chroots. Installation images are not available yet but will come in the future. GRUB2 as the default bootloader. New Xfce Live images to test Mageia with a lighter weight environment.

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Upgrade from Mageia 5

Download Mageia 6 ISO 32 bit

Download Mageia 6 ISO 64 bit

Download Mageia 6 KDE Live 64 bit

Download Mageia 6 GNOME Live 64 bit

Download Mageia 6 Xfce Live 32 bit

Download Mageia 6 Xfce Live 64 bit

Download Mageia 6 Network Install 32 bit (Only Free Software)
Download Mageia 6 Network Install 64 bit (Only Free Software)

Download Mageia 6 Network Install 32 bit (with nonfree)

Download Mageia 6 Network Install 64 bit (wih nonfree)

Wiki to Network Installation

 

Dump Mageia ISO on a USB flash drive

dd if=mageia-livecd-1-KDE4-europe1-americas-cdrom-i586.iso of=/dev/sd(x) bs=1M

LTM strategy

Mageia 6 ships with kernel 4.9, which is a “long-term maintenance” release, with a currently-projected end-of-life (EOL) in January, 2019.

 

Happy GNU/Linux  😀

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