Mageia 8 was released Feb 26th, 2021.
Mageia 7 will receive updates up until the 30th of June, including security updates. It is then highly recommended upgrading to Mageia 8 as soon as possible.
As usual, before the upgrade, do a thorough backup of your data and documents.
You have a few ways to install Mageia 8:
- Do a clean installation from Classical or Live media. In this case, you will keep the data in your /home if it is in a separate partition, as is usually the case – but do check! The root partition will be formatted during the installation process.
- Upgrade from the command line, as described in release notes.
- Upgrade through the applet in the system tray.
Enjoy the ride with this newcomer in our community!