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June 1st 2011 (edit)
Version: 7 (edit)
Release Date: July 16, 2019 (edit)
Next Release: unknown (edit)
Platform(s): i586, x86-64 (edit)
Packaging: RPM (edit)
Interface(s): KDE, Xfce, GNOME, Cinnamon, MATE, LXDE (edit)
Derivative of: Independent (formerly Mandriva) (edit)
Home Page: (edit)

Mageia is a Linux distro founded in 2011. It is a fork of Mandriva. It is mainly licensed under the GPL.

The Greek word mageía (μαγεία) means enchantment, fascination, glamour, wizardry.


Mageia was created in 2010 as a fork of Mandriva Linux, by a group of former employees of Mandriva S.A. and several other developers and users and supporters of the Mandriva community.

On September 2, 2010, Edge IT, one of the subsidiaries of Mandriva, was placed under liquidation process by the Paris (France) Tribunal de Commerce; effective by September 17, all assets were liquidated and employees were let go. The next day, on September 18, 2010, some of these former employees, who were mostly responsible for the development and maintenance of the Mandriva Linux distribution, and several community members announced the creation of Mageia, with the support of many members of the community of developers, users and employees of Mandriva Linux.

Desktop environments

Mageia uses many major desktop environments, like Mandriva/Mandrake Linux, with KDE being the main. Users can choose from KDE and GNOME 64-bit Live DVD editions, 32-bit and 64-bit Xfce live DVD editions, and any environment in full DVD installation edition.

It uses Mageia Control Center. LXDE, LXQt, Cinnamon, MATE and Enlightenment are also available.

Version history

  Future release
  In development
  Current release
  Old release; still supported
  Old release; not supported
Version Release date End-of-life date Kernel Version
1 2011.12.01 2012.12.01
2 2012.05.22 2013.11.22 3.3.6
3 2013.05.19 2014.11.26 3.8.13
4 2014.02.01 2015.09.19 3.12.13
5 2015.06.19 2017.12.31 3.19.8
6 2017.07.16 2019.09.30 4.9.35
7 2019.07.01 2020.12.30 5.1.14

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