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OnWorks Mageia online is a fork of Mandriva Linux formed in September 2010 by former employees and contributors to the popular French Linux distribution. Unlike Mandriva, which is a commercial entity, the Mageia project is a community project and a non-profit organisation whose goal is to develop a free Linux-based operating system.







As you can see in this OnWorks Mageia online its most important features are:

Included in Mageia 2 RC are a full four options for desktop environments, including KDE 4.8.2, GNOME 3.4.1, LXDE, and Sugar 0.95.

Multiple Window Managers, continuing the theme of choice, Mageia 2 RC also comes packed with an assortment of window managers. Among them are Enlightenment (E17), IceWM, Openbox, Razor-qt, and Window Maker.

Brand-new in this release candidate is a prerelease version of the PulseAudio 2.0 networked sound server. “The primary reason for this inclusion is to take advantage of support in kernel 3.3 for headphone jack detection, such that the correct audio path can be used for controlling output and adjusting volumes can be enabled automatically when appropriate,” the Mageia developers explain. “This has been a long standing bugbear and a very visible (well audible!) problem for users.”

Six Web Browsers: Firefox, Chromium, Epiphany, Opera, Konqueror, and Midori.

Four Mail Clients:Thunderbird, Evolution, Kmail, and Claws Mail.

Regarding Mageia's base system, the stable release of Linux kernel 3.3.4 is included, as is stable glibc 2.14.1 and systemd for booting. Systemd offers a simpler boot process and easier maintenance, but the option of keeping the current init system will still be offered for those who prefer it, Mageia's developers say. The CUPS printing system, meanwhile, has been updated to version 1.5.2.