The cover disc on issue 275 of Linux Format for May 2021 is Mageia 8 and Antix19.3.
Having experienced using Mageia 7 last year I was not overly impressed by its offering, but with version 8 this latest update is labelled as one of the hottest Linux distro’s of 2021. So with this on my mind, I thought I’d load up the cover disc and give this a try for a month.
Offered in this release is:
- Plasma 5.20
- Kernel 5.10.16
- Enhanced GPU support
- Fully stacked app store
- X11 and NVidia support
Mageia is an RPM-based distro and comes with the RPMdraske graphical package manager, and you can install Dnfdragora or use Dnf in a terminal as a replacement for Fedora’s Yum.
So can this distro withstand the challenge of a daily driver and be used as a production based system?
The task is on myself to find out, but any thoughts, hints and tips would be greatly received.