I am curious what the similarities are between Fedora 33 and the newly
released Mageia 8, and what the differences are.
Today's release announcment of Mageia 8, alleges that it ships with three
repositories, one of which is disabled. One of their repos contains
non-free stuff, and can be disabled. The disabled one contains the
controversial codecs which may be illegal in your country.
I recall someone suggesting that Mageia can ship their iso that way because
tjey are in France.
I do believe that the developmemt team at Mageia is only about 30
From my perspective, they do not use third-party repos. Right ?
I assume Mageia's core repo is not as up-to-date as Fedoras.
I assume Mageia 8 is way behind Fedora 34 Beta.
It would seem to me, that if a user prefers LXDE, or LXQt, or Mate or Xfce
or a window-manager, that it would not matter what distro you choose.
I do not think Mageia has Budgie DE.
Mageia only offers one iso, where as Fedora has custom isos. Right ?
Meaning, in order to get Mageia 8 LXQt, you must first install Mageia 8.
I think a newbie could learn on Mageia 8 and then later on learn to prefer
Fedora. Right ?
I assume they do not use anaconda as their instllaler, but have something
that the old Mandriva had.
Feel free to enlightmemt me.
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Thank you Mr. Udansky,
I did read somewhere that Mageia only uses ESR versions of Firefox, because
they lack the maintainers for that package. So they only offer Version 78.
Most of the Distrowatch chart looks accurate
Some critic on the web pointed out that Mageia probably won't release a new
version again for two or more years from now, where as Fedora will have 35
by November and 36 by May, etc.
I assume Mageia 8 is more of a fixed-release than Fedora 33, meaning
certain system packages in Mageia do not get updated, for example: systemd.
Although I haven't entirely given up looking at different distros, I don't do
nearly as much sampling as I used to. My current desktop hardware is well-supported by
Fedora. Except for Waterfox Classic, if it's not in the Fedora or RPM Fusion repo, I
typically don't want or need it.