As you may have surmised, this author is particularly interested in the progress of the MageiaLinux platform as one that is particularly easy to install and to maintain with a group of very well-dedicated developers as well as very supportive community.
As we move toward the final support date of MageiaLinux7, this week, the Mageia group releases the first beta release of Mageia8. You may be interested in downloading the ISO that may suit you and help out with the testing of the platform. Be warned that this is still in Beta release and that it should not be installed on a production desktop/laptop as of yet. Happy testing!
"We are happy to announce the release of Mageia 8 Beta 1. After the good feedback from Alpha 1, there have been some improvements and fixes for this release, we look forward to hearing your feedback and thoughts so that we can continue to get Mageia 8 ready for release. " ...
More information of this release's feature improvements as well as download choices. [https://blog.mageia.org/en/2020/08/07/more-progress-for-mageia-8-beta-1-is-available-for-testing/]
It is with deep sadness that we are canceling all of the in-person events associated with LibrePlanet 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and our corresponding concern for the safety of this community. This includes the conference sessions on March 14 and 15, and all Free Software Foundation (FSF)-organized social events on March 13, 14, and 15.
However, just because we won't be holding a conference in person this year doesn't mean that we've given up our fight to "free the future." Instead, LibrePlanet will be a fully free (as in freedom) virtual conference and livestream. We had an extremely exciting program planned, and we're going to try and maintain as much of that schedule as possible with all of the speakers who are willing and able to participate remotely. The resulting livestream will be run on and entirely accessible via free software, so that you can enjoy these amazing talks from the comfort of your home." ...
Read the complete blog post at https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/libreplanet-2020-in-person-component-canceled-but-well-see-you-online
Are you still running on Mageia6? You may consider it time to upgrade to the latest version Mageia7. Mageia6 is no longer getting any support from the Mageia team nor is it getting any other security fixes.
"Mageia 6 End of Life – Time to Upgrade
As you know, Mageia 7 was released this summer, followed shortly after by Mageia 7.1. It is time to say goodbye to Mageia 6 – updates have stopped, including security updates.
As usual, before the upgrade, do a backup of your data and documents.
You have a couple of ways to install Mageia 7" ...
Read the full blog article at https://blog.mageia.org/en/2019/12/02/mageia-6-end-of-life-time-to-upgrade/
News of the recent release of Mageia v.7.1. Mageia7 was released in July 2019, but was soon followed by v.7.1 with significant fixes. You are encouraged to upgrade to Mageia7.1.
"Everyone at Mageia is very happy to announce the release of Mageia 7. We all hope that the release works as well for you as it has during our testing and development.
There are lots of new features, exciting updates, and new versions of your favorite programs, as well as support for very recent hardware. The release is available to download directly, or as a torrent from here.
There are classical installer images for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, as well as live DVD’s for 64-bit Plasma, GNOME, Xfce, and 32-bit Xfce." ...
Visit the Mageia website for more info: https://www.mageia.org
Is KWLinuxFest 2019 on or any future plans?
As of this writing, there will be no KWLinuxFest for 2019. However, there are rumblings that a KWLinuxFest 2020 may find its way back to the region for sometime in 2020. Stay tuned for any developments on this item.
It is with great regret and also due to unforeseen circumstances the KW LInuxfest 2018 planned for May 12th is now cancelled for this year. It is hoped that plans for a KW Linuxfest 2019 will work next year.
If you are a resident of the Region of Waterloo (Ontario, CA) or its surroundings, be advised that KW LinuxFest 2018 has been announced and will take place on Saturday, 27 January 2018. This will be the 3rd conference of its kind in the Region of Waterloo where it saw its début in January 2015. The CFP ("Call For Papers") has been announced with a deadline date of 01 November 2017. If you are a resident of the region or otherwise and would have a topic of significance with regards to Linux or any topic related to any opensource project, feel free to submit through the official KWLinuxFest 2018 website. ...
Just in case you have missed it, the latest version 6 of Mageia was been released July 16. This release is the newest in the long line of Mageia releases since its appearance in September 2010. Mageia Linux was forked from the then Mandriva Linux where the vast majority of the previous Mandriva developers decided it was time to set out on their own path and remove itself from the then Mandriva corporate umbrella. Thus was born Mageia Linux.
Mageia has since gained praise as a solid Linux distribution based mostly around the KDE, now Plasma windows manager. ...
So where is Mageia 6? Mageia's Samuel Verschelde blogs about the status of upcoming Mageia v.6. Long delayed, Samuel explains issues with blockers and QA with the latest beta's. Read more about this item here: http://blog.mageia.org/en/2017/02/20/so-where-is-mageia-6/
From a recent article on the Mageia Linux Blog site, new Mageia ISO's for version 5.1. This version incorporates all of the updates applied to version 5.0 over the last half year or so. This is just to tide us over while we await the upcoming Mageia v.6.0 which is presently at the testing phase. No clear release date for Mageia v.6.0 has been announced as of yet.
Visit the Mageia Linux Blog site to read the full details.
Mageia v.5 is out. With a longer wait than usual, but worth the wait, the 5th version of this Linux distribution is out. Mageia Linux continues with strong community support and strong download numbers. A big round or congratulations go to the Mageia team who have again put out a most viable option to those who would like to work at their computers without constraints of daily virus or malware/spyware checks. This installation is still one of the best on the Linux distribution list and if you need support at the installation phase, the Mageia community will gladly help. Visit the Mageia Linux website for more information.