Mageia 9 Alpha Linux-based Operating System
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Mageia 9 Alpha Linux-based operating system is available for users, this means it’s a version released even before the Beta. So everyone out there be prepared for a bumpy ride as it will definitely have a few bugs. We strongly recommend using the Mageia 9 Alpha release only for testing.

You can easily download the latest Mageia 9 Alpha and start testing the pre-release Linux-based operating system immediately. If you have a 64-bit operating system, you can choose from three desktop environments at installation – KDE Plasma, GNOME, and Xfce. If you’re using a 32-bit operating system, you’ll be limited to Xfce.

Filip Komar, Mageia Developer said, “We are happy to announce the release of the test images of Mageia 9. These are available to early testers to help with the development of a stable final release of Mageia 9. There have been large-scale updates of all packages as well as new features implemented to improve what Mageia already offered.”

He further added, “The Control Centre now adds a new feature that will allow the removal of old kernels. This feature will be automated by default in Mageia 9, but will also allow the user to configure and run it manually. There are also improvements in boot times with the Plasma update to 5.25 and Systemd.”

Mageia 9 Alpha Updated Packages 

  • Kernel – 6.0.5
  • glib – 2.36
  • gcc – 12.2.1
  • rpm – 4.18.0
  • Chromium – 106
  • Firefox ESR – 102.5
  • LibreOffice – 7.4.2
  • Plasma – 5.25.9
  • GNOME 43.1
  • Xfce 4.17
  • LXQt 1.2.0

You can download Mageia 9 Alpha 64-bit and 32-bit ISO using these links. Please don’t try this on your production machine, as this is a pre-release operating system that is likely full of bugs. Always advisable to take a system backup before you proceed.

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