openSUSE 13.1 and Mageia 4

On the DVD

Article from Issue 162/2014

Two Terrific Distros

Double-Sided DVD!

Mageia and openSUSE

This month's 64-bit bonanza includes the GNU/Linux-based Mageia and the SUSE-sponsored openSUSE, each offering a choice of Gnome, KDE, and other graphical desktops.

Mageia 4

Mageia 4 is based on Linux kernel version 3.12.8. New to the mix in Mageia 4 are the Cinnamon and Mate desktops, along with a score of improvements, including default Bash autocompletion, udev renaming for predictable network interface assignments, a package management upgrade, and improved handling of WiFi cards and RAID devices. Many packages have been updated from Gtk2 to Gtk3.

openSUSE 13.1

From the openSUSE community, version 13.1 ships with the latest patch to kernel version 3.11. In addition to the usual choices of Btrfs, ext4, and XFS filesystems, a filesystem specifically for SSDs, F2FS, is introduced, along with experimental support for the Lustre distributed filesystem. A lot of effort was put into bug fixing this time around, and some experimental technologies make their debut, including support for Wayland and ultra-high resolution in applications.

Defective Disc?

Defective discs will be replaced. Please send email to

Buy this article as PDF

Express-Checkout as PDF
Price $2.95
(incl. VAT)

Buy Linux Magazine

Get it on Google Play

US / Canada

Get it on Google Play

UK / Australia

Related content

  • This Month's DVD

    This month we bring you two great desktop distributions: Mageia 3, from the all-volunteer community that forked the commercial Mandriva Linux distribution, and Linux Mint Debian, a semi-rolling distribution based on Debian Testing.

  • On the DVD: Mageia Linux

    Mageia Linux is a multi-purpose distro based on the Mandriva codebase. A group of former Mandriva engineers started the Mageia project in 2010 as a means to ensure continuing support for the Mandriva community through a non-profit organization free of corporate control.

  • On the DVD: openSUSE 12.1 & Fedora 16

    With this month’s DVD, you get to test the latest offerings from the openSUSE [1] and Fedora [2] projects

  • Mageia Project Announces Mageia 3 Linux

    Many package updates and Steam integration highlight the latest from the Mandriva-based community Linux. 

  • On the DVD: openSUSE 12.2

    The double-sided DVD attached to this issue comes with 32- and 64-bit versions of the latest release from the openSUSE project. openSUSE 12.2 continues in the long tradition of SUSE Linux, offering a full-featured system that is ready for the server room yet friendly enough for the desktop.

comments powered by Disqus
Subscribe to our Linux Newsletters
Find Linux and Open Source Jobs
Subscribe to our ADMIN Newsletters

Support Our Work

Linux Magazine content is made possible with support from readers like you. Please consider contributing when you’ve found an article to be beneficial.

Learn More