Mageia 6 Sta2 (aka "Beta") is out!

JanKusanagi @i at 2017-03-07T00:36:31Z

The next step towards Mageia 6 is here, announcing sta2

Everyone at Mageia is delighted to announce the release of our latest development milestone, our second stabilisation snapshot (sta2). We are now one step closer to the release of Mageia 6! ”


Downloading+seeding ISOs as we speak =)

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I don't remember if I asked this before, but why did you choose (Mandrake/Mandriva/)Mageia?

EVAnaRkISTO at 2017-03-07T10:56:30Z

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“[...] but why did you choose (Mandrake/Mandriva/)Mageia?”

Initially, because it was, IMHO, the best GNU distribution for beginners. I was no beginner, but I figured, I should know such a system well, if I was to recommend it and install it to other (newbie) people.

So I made it my main system, and over a decade has gone by =)

Nowadays, in its "Mageia incarnation", there's the added bonus of being a community-based distribution. Back in the day it was managed by a community-friendly company, but still a company.

Since, besides being newbie-friendly and community-based, it works really well, I've had zero reasons to change ;)

JanKusanagi at 2017-03-07T14:43:29Z

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Thanks for your answer. I'm gonna share why I chose (open)SUSE:

I must confess that when I started learning and testing GNU/Linux the main distributions I knew where Red Hat, Mandrake and SuSE (I don't remeber if I knew Debian existed or if it seemed too complicated to install the GUI). I didn't want to depend on an USAmerican distribution, and because of historical rivalry with France I didn't want a french distribution either. So I chose the german distribution: SuSE 7.2.

It was a pain in the ass to install any program, searching for the rpm for the program I wanted to install, that depended on another package I had to search and install, and so on. I was about to switch back to Windows but I didn't want to hear my colleages mocking at me (I was the "free software advocate" in the company), so I kept with SuSE.

That experience gave me quite confidence with the distribution and I don't remeber in what version everything seemed easier to me. I still continued testing Mandrake, Red Hat and other distributions (*BSD, for instance) once in a while but SuSE seemed to me the one with more programs preinstalled for the regular user, and it seemed easy for newbies as well.

There was a moment of uncertainty when Novell acquired SuSE, but when it became a community distribution named openSUSE everything went better and better. That was the moment when I started to recomend to my family and friends to instal openSuSE, and those who accepted are happy with their choice.

And now with a rolling distribution as openSUSE Tumbleweed I'm more than happy.

EVAnaRkISTO at 2017-03-07T23:00:36Z