Mageia 1 released
Posted on: 06/03/2011 11:16 AM

The first version of the Mandriva fork Mageia is now available

Mageia 1 released

We are the Mageia community, and today we are happy to tell everyone that our first release, Mageia 1, is out and available for download.

For people who want to cut to the chase, you can see what’s available, choose your version and download it from

What is different about Mageia?

Mageia is about people – the people who make and the people who use Mageia the Linux distribution. We’re a good community, and we like to include our users in our community; the people who continue to join us make it better still.

Mageia is about technical excellence – we pursue excellence, so Mageia people will have the best computing experience we can make. Whether you’re a programmer or a student, a business user or a system administrator – whatever your use of your computer, we’d like to help you make it a good experience. Try Mageia 1 and see what you think.

Mageia is about quality – our release promises to be as solid and perfect as Mandriva at its best; that’s our heritage.

Mageia is open – we are committed to the Open Source ideal, we are open to new people and new ideas, and we have open governance of our community.

Mageia is International – our community comes from all over the planet to help Mageia “speak” many languages. Mageia’s structure and its anchor in the user community have already produced excellent results.

Mageia is about diversity – Mageia offers and maintains applications for a wide variety of user groups – with applications ranging from game-playing and music-listening to scientific and engineering applications.

Mageia is about equilibrium – we strive to maintain balance between leading-edge developments and the stable computing experience.

Why might you choose Mageia?

Aside from our great distro, you mean? We’re a great community, and we’re getting better all the time. We care for each other, and in doing so, we try for the best user experience. We’d like to welcome you into our community, while making sure your Mageia installation is trouble-free and a joy to use.

What’s different about us? we’re completely community based, with everything that implies. Our organisation is community-driven; no commercial management can dictate the path Mageia will take; you as a Mageia user can have more say in the future of this distribution than anywhere else.

Standing on the shoulders of Giants

Our team of developers, packagers, contributors, translators, sysadmins and testers have all worked super-hard to bring Mageia 1 to readiness on time.

And we’re all gratefully aware of the amazing work of people at Mandriva, KDE, GNOME, Xfce, LXDE, the Linux kernel team, the FSF and all the many, many people writing free software – thanks to you all for inspiring us and making the great software that forms the foundation of Mageia.

We want to carry that further into the future and make Mageia the best we possibly can.

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