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Here is the second alpha of Mageia 4 (released on Sept. 6th). This is alpha software. This means, it is NOT:

  • for daily use,
  • for any kind of productive use,
  • for writing any kinds of reviews.

It is a testing release for finding bugs, to look out for important missing packages, a platform for further development leading to the beta stage and finally our first official release planned in February 2014. More info about Mageia 4 Development.

Download it

You can download it by selecting your mirror from http://mirrors.mageia.org/ and going into iso/cauldron or from http://www.mageia.org/4/ directly (easiest way).

Classical installer

  • 2 DVDs 32 and 64 bits
    • Mageia-4-alpha1-i586-DVD.iso
      • md5: 3e0bf0b9fa64e464f6543dd65272deac
      • sha1: dd267bae35bc66241d402331e18b645af9ece813
    • Mageia-4-alpha1-x86_64-DVD.iso
      • md5: 5c1e5ab0583d155f1cd30f8ddddb37b0
      • sha1: 99220d84baaa5c8111ce7290a9169fa6b063f7c3

Live

  • 2 Live CDs 32bits only in English
    • Mageia-4-alpha1-LiveCD-GNOME-en-i586-CD.iso
      • md5: 43a12dac32b4de9b8b33a9f138fa3e53
      • sha1: 5bf717b441d0394269529694daa50ca543a01369
    • Mageia-4-alpha1-LiveCD-KDE4-en-i586-CD.iso
      • md5: 9fcb581187d35025fe7666a67917a694
      • sha1: eba90330c97e0748e62bba5e4bcecf961c66057b
  • 4 LiveDVDs (32 and 64bits) multilingual
    • Mageia-4-alpha1-LiveDVD-GNOME-i586-DVD.iso
      • md5: 0fd3dfd227fa80a8cfbc49519a1acf17
      • sha1: 156c399d4afc660e0f69968695af3fc22be1cfa1
    • Mageia-4-alpha1-LiveDVD-KDE4-i586-DVD.iso
      • md5: 071d54ff65f86289f13208ea38b5a3e5
      • sha1: d9373665dcbbb38ea4ce8af11fef76406047ccc5
    • Mageia-4-alpha1-LiveDVD-GNOME-x86_64-DVD.iso
      • md5: 18e390b1cebc99e206c1c5e0e50e5c30
      • sha1: 8dbe5c51901b8605bc9a65c126c76855ea72ddc6
    • Mageia-4-alpha1-LiveDVD-KDE4-x86_64-DVD.iso
      • md5: bdb9b21b232d14ea1c6559616c2e8f12
      • sha1:d774d7b5a8074b8b3bdd2bb862187d4dfd3e0268

Major new features

Installation

  • Work was done on RAID management during installation. This was quite buggy in previous releases and should now be usable at last.

Package management

RPM has been upgraded to 4.11.0

Base system

kernel

  • Mageia 4 Alpha 2 ships with kernel 3.10.10

systemd

GRUB

  • Mageia 4 Alpha 2 still comes with GRUB as a default. But we also provide GRUB2.

Perl

  • Perl has been upgraded to 5.18.0

Network interfaces naming scheme

Graphical environments

KDE

KDE 4.11 (stable release) is now available in alpha 2.
Qt 4.8.5

GNOME

GNOME environment is also provided. currently 3.9.11.

LXDE

RazorQt

Mate

Mate is now inside the repositories.

Cinammon

Cinnamon is now inside the repositories.

Office apps

Games

Education

Software Development

  • Mono 3.2.1
  • Monodevelop 4.0.9
  • Gambas3 3.4.2

Artwork and design

New artwork is not yet integrated in this early stage of Mageia 4.

Known issues

See Errata page

Tests wanted!

If not done yet, you can confirm or invalidate the currently reported (by the QA or other people) bugs: (see here or here a biggest list )

Bug reporting

You can find our bugzilla here, but please read the Errata before reporting any bugs. If you don't already have a Mageia account, you can create one on https://identity.mageia.org/. If you don't know, see how to report a bug.