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Like many distributions, it ships most of the common open source packages and supports all the common desktop environments, so what, if anything, sets Mageia apart from its competitors?
To find out, I tried out Mageia 6 for a couple of weeks and I share my thoughts about the experience below.
The console interface provides a handy list of commands for installing modules, listing partitions, and getting the system logs from the last 24 hours.
Not the most advanced rescue tool available, but handy enough.
Most non-developer users could probably get by with using Mageia as-is with the possible exception of needing to install patent-encumbered codecs for media playback.
As I have noted in past reviews, I am a GNOME user.
Firefox 52 ESR, Libre Office 5.3, GIMP, VLC media player, and the standard selection of KDE software come installed by default. I did not need to add much to the system to get things customized to my liking.I use GNOME shell without any extra tweaks and I like it.However, I have to admit that KDE's Plasma desktop is really growing on me.It is familiar enough and polished enough (though, like most open source software, not entirely free from rough edges) that anyone looking for a traditional style of desktop could use it comfortably.Mageia's implementation, in particular, is very nice.