You can look up existing documentation here. You may too look into our Wiki.
Updates are available for Mageia 8 (security and bug fixes) and published on an ongoing basis.
You can install these from the Mageia Control Center.
You may subscribe to our updates-announce announce list to be notified of these.
Mageia releases are supported at least for 18 months. Or a minimum of 3 months after the next release, whichever is longer
- Mageia 8 will be supported until August 31st, 2022, or for at least 3 months after Mageia 9 release.
- Mageia 7 was supported until June 30th, 2021.
- Mageia 6 was supported until September 30th, 2019.
- Mageia 5 was supported until December 31st, 2017. More details and advice are available on our wiki page and from our blog.
- Mageia 4 was supported until September 19th, 2015.
- Mageia 3 was supported until November 26th, 2014.
- Mageia 2 was supported until November 22nd, 2013.
- Mageia 1 was supported until December 1st, 2012.
If you need help, information or directions about the Mageia distribution you installed or about the project, you can try to reach us through:
- Community support forums in English – see other Mageia community forums for support in your language;
- IRC channels where you can discuss live with other Mageia users and contributors: #mageia or other localized channels;
- our Wiki (still rough at the time, we are working on it!);
- our mailing-lists;
- local events: follow our blog and calendar.
Mageia.Org does not provide or endorse commercial/professional support or other services around the distribution. But there are organizations providing such services and more.
Please check the commercial vendors list
Each release of Mageia software runs on most i586 and x86_64 computer systems available at the release time.
You can follow this hardware requirements list:
- Processor: any AMD, Intel or VIA processor;
- Memory (RAM): 512MB minimum, 2GB recommended; For headless systems that minimum can be usable. For low memory intensive programs and light graphical Desktop Environments like Xfce the minimum is 1GB. For more feature rich like Gnome and Plasma the minimum is 2GB.
- Storage (HDD or SSD): 5GB for a minimal installation, 20GB for a casual setup; This includes a few GB for user files. If you need more than you should take that in account too. Custom installations on less space are possible but this requires intermediate linux knowledge.
- Bootable USB port or optical drive capable of using media with a storage capacity of at least 4GB used for installation. Smaller media capacity is used for network installation, but a reliable Internet connection is needed. More information at downloads page.
- Graphic card: any AMD/ATI, Intel, Matrox, Nvidia, SiS or VIA graphic card;
- Sound card: any AC97, HDA or Sound Blaster sound card.
For some kinds of hardware (Wi-Fi chipsets, 3D graphic cards) to work properly, specific firmware or software may be needed, this is available in a specific online repository called "nonfree" (learn more).
We may set up a hardware compatibility list/directory as well as a hardware certification process; but that's still at the planning stage. Feel free to join/contact our Web and QA teams if you would like to help in this regard.
You may check and report bugs on our Bugzilla (bugs.mageia.org).