Mageia 7 released, see screenshots
The Mageia community has announced the release of Mageia 7, latest stable release of independent GNU/Linux distribution carrying the legacy of old Mandriva Linux. This release includes several enhancements, improved features, and updated packages.
A quick impression of Mageia 7 Desktop
Magiea 7 release includes classical installers with both 32-bit and 64-bit varieties. It also includes live media with Plasma, GNOME, and Xfce desktop environments. In addition to these desktops, most of the popular desktop environments and window managers are easily accessible in Mageia repositories.
With updated Linux Kernel and other driver packages, Mageia 7 provides better support for modern hardware, hybrid graphics card, and Wayland. Also, Mageia 7 improves the gaming experience.
The main highlights of Mageia 7 include,
- Updated packages like kernel 5.1.14, rpm 4.14.2, dnf 4.2.6, Mesa 19.1, Plasma 5.15.4, GNOME 3.32, Xfce 4.14pre, Firefox 67, Chromium 73, LibreOffice 6.2.3
- An improved welcome screen which simple and easier to follow.
- Mageia 7 will continue to use dnfdragora and other package management tools from the Fedora & OpenSUSE ecosystem. Also, Zchunk-compressed metadata for DNF and PackageKit is added, to enable fetching repository metadata updates so as to conserve bandwidth usage.
More details are available on Mageia 7 release announcement. We provide some Mageia 7 screenshots in the following section.
01 Loading Mageia Desktop02 Mageia Welcome03 Mageia Welcome - Applications04 About Mageia05 Mageia Desktop - First impression06 Application Menu07 Dolphin File Manager08 Konsole Emulator09 Firefox10 Konqueror11 Dragon Player12 VLC Media Player13 Clementine Music1415 Gwenview16 GIMP17 LibreOffice Writer18 System Settings19 Look and Feel Settings20 Desktop Settings21 Mageia control Center22 Mageia Control Center - System Settings23 Mageia Control Center - boot configuration24 RPMDrake package manager25 KSysGuard26 htop utility usage27 battery and brightness widget28 Calendar widget29 Volume Widget30 Shutdown confirmation