Mageia 5 beta 2 is out

After several delays, the beta 2 version of Mageia 5 is finally out. Stable release of Mageia 5 release postponed to March. Mageia team updated in their blog post that the delay is due to difficulties with EFI boot, grub 2 and unavailability of EFI-based machines for QA team to test new EFI boot.


Mageia 5 Beta 2 has new EFI management support, RPM, the Linux 3.18.2 kernel, systemd 217, and KDE 4.14.3 / GNOME 3.14.2 / LXQt / MATE 1.8.0 / Cinnamon 2.4.5. More details on Major features and changes can be found at their wiki page.

Final Time like for Mageia 5 looks like:

  • Beta 3 – February 3
  • RC – February 24
  • Final release – March 10

Mageia is a fork of Mandriva Linux distribution, created by ex-employees of Mandriva when the company faced financial issues and started to layoff employees.