• Jose Dieguez Castro


Mageia was born in the agony of Mandriva. Mageia is one of the heirs (along with PCLinuxOS and others) of a great lineage that started with Mandrake in 1998. It merged with another old Red Hat fork, Conectiva (1997), in 2005 and eventually changed its name to Mandriva (Mandrake + Conectiva). Mandriva/Mandrake was always a company-supported distro, but the company had problems staying afloat financially. Anticipating its coming demise, a bunch of developers of the company behind Mandriva and some other community members decided to fork the distro; as a result, the Mageia project was announced in September of 2010. The first version was released in June of 2011. Mandriva shipped is last release in the same year.


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  • Jose Dieguez Castro
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