Rémi Verschelde has announced the release of Mageia 5. Mageia is a community distribution which started as a fork of the Mandriva project, but which now operates as an independent distribution. The new release features UEFI support (though not Secure Boot), version 3.19 of the Linux kernel, KDE 4.14 and GNOME 3.14. Cinnamon, MATE, Plasma, LXQt and Xfce desktop are also available. The installation on UEFI machines is now supported out of the box, grub2 (optional and not the default) should now work better out of the box, detect other installed operating systems and add them to grub2 boot menu, Lots of bug fixes in the installer and the control center, including bugs dating back from before the Mageia fork that the work on UEFI support made prominent. Btrfs is now supported as a primary filesystem, though ext4 remains the default – when selecting it for /boot (or / without a separate /boot partition) grub2 will be automatically chosen and configured. We now use the standard Adwaita theme instead of Oxygen-gtk, as the latter is broken with gtk+-3.14.
We now use the new standard for weak dependencies.
Our packages’ spec files use the new standard for dependencies exclusion (making them more similar to Fedora/Suse/etc. packages).
Installation media, live discs and a network install ISO are offered as download options. More information on the new version of Mageia can be found in the project’s release announcement
This release has the network installation, you can choose the Free Software CD or NonFree Firmware CD.
Happy GNU/Linux 😀