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Hands on with Mageia 3

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It has been very interesting to watch Mageia grow up, from their start as a dedicated group of Mandriva developers and users who forked Mandriva — to a first-class distribution today.

For those who have commented on my previous post about Debian 7.0 with concerns about some (proprietary) drivers having to be added manually, or whether upgrading from a previous release works properly, Mageia provides a good contrast.

This distribution has included drivers for every device on every system I have installed it on so far - where Debian required manual intervention for the Broadcom 43xx and Ralink 3290 WiFi adapters and Radeon HD graphic controller, Mageia not only handled the WiFi adapters but it also informed me that there is a proprietary driver available for the Radeon HD (fglrx, of course) and asked if I wanted to install it.

Personally I find this even easier than Ubuntu.

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