This release brings all of the updates and development that has gone into Mageia 6 together into fresh installation media, giving users a kernel that supports hardware released after Mageia 6. The new installations will benefit from the countless updates that current fully updated Mageia systems will have, allowing new installations to avoid the need for a large update post install. So if you are currently running an up to date Mageia 6 system, there is no need to reinstall Mageia 6.1 as you will already be running the same packages.
This release is available with only Live media, i.e. Live Plasma, Live GNOME and Live Xfce in 64bits, and Live Xfce in 32 bits. A network installation is also available, for users wanting more granular control over the installation.
Some of the release highlights include:
- Firefox – 60.2
- Chromium – 68
- LibreOffice – 18.104.22.168
- Plasma – 5.12.2
- GNOME – 3.24.3
- Xfce – 4.12.0
- VLC – 3.0.2
- Kernel – 4.14.70
The kernel used in this release is the latest longterm support kernel, giving a well tested and stable base for the rest of the system.
While not critical to the installation process, updated Nvidia drivers have added support for newer Pascal based cards.
UPDATE: Don’t worry for classical installer. It’ll return in Mageia 7 release. Stay tuned as our Cauldron is bubbling.