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Mageia 2 Beta 2 Review

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The original Mageia was released less than a year ago, in June 2011, but in that short time its popularity has exploded. Breaking into the top ten on DistroWatch is no easy feat, especially when it’s placed higher than the OS it’s based on, Mandriva. The team are now ramping up for their second release in May with a second and final beta of Mageia 2.

On paper there are updates across the board. Core changes like upgrading the kernel to version 3.3, and including GNOME 3 as an option during installation are joined by updates to all the default packages to the latest versions. This is all standard stuff of course, but it’s always nice to have the newest versions available from the word go.

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