Mageia 9 RC1 Now Available for Download

Jul 24, 2023

The developers of Mageia have announced the availability of the latest RC candidate for the upcoming version of their Linux distribution, which includes plenty of updates, resolved issues, and security fixes.

The first release candidate of Mageia 9 is now available. This first look at the latest release follows the last beta release from May 2023 and has resolved several "stubborn" issues as well as included a number of security fixes and updates.

As far as updated packages are concerned, you'll find kernel 6.4.3, glib 2.36, gcc 12.3.0, rpm 4.18.0, Chromium 114.0.5735.198, Firefox ESR 102.13, LibreOffice and Mesa 23.1.3.

As far as desktops are concerned, Mageia 9 makes available the following: KDE Plasma 5.27.5, GNOME 44.2, Xfce 4.18.4, and LXQt 1.3.0.

You'll find installation media for both 32 and 64-bit architecture. The latest release installation media has been reduced in size and is, in fact, the smallest since Mageia 4.

It's also important to note that the Mageia RPM database no longer uses the old/unmaintained Berkeley DB. In its place, Mageia 9 uses SQLite. If you're upgrading from version 8 of the OS, that database will be automatically converted.

As expected, this is still a testing release and shouldn't be used for production or your daily driver.

You can read the full release notes and download the RC1 candidate from the official Mageia download page.


Related content

  • Mageia 8 Now Available with Linux 5.10 LTS

    The latest release of Mageia includes improved graphics support for both AMD and NVIDIA GPUs.

  • Mageia 9 Beta 2 Ready for Testing

    The latest beta of the popular Mageia distribution now includes the latest kernel and plenty of updated applications.

  • News

    In the news: Mageia 8 Now Available with Linux 5.10 LTS; Gnome 40 Beta Released; OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 Has Arrived; Thunderbird 78 Ported to Ubuntu 20.04; and Linux Exploit for Spectre Flaw Discovered.

  • 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.

  • News

    In the news: Nitrux 2.9.1 Available and Uses a Newer Linux Kernel; Zorin OS 16.3; Mageia 9 RC1; Linux Mint 21.2; AlmaLinux Will No Longer Aim for 1:1 RHEL Compatibility; Canonical Announces Real-Time Ubuntu for Intel Core; EU-US Data Privacy Framework Ensures Safe Data Transfers; and IEEE Releases New Standard for LiFi Communications.

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