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Mageia 6 GNU/Linux Distribution Launches Officially with KDE Plasma 5, GRUB2

Highlights of Mageia 6 include the KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS desktop environment, Red Hat’s DNF package manager as an alternative to Mandriva’s old urpmi package management tool, allowing users to install packages from third-party repos like Fedora COPR or openSUSE Build Service. GRUB2 is now the default bootloader implementation in Mageia 6, which is powered by a kernel from the long-term supported Linux 4.9 series, specifically version 4.9.35, and comes with a modern graphics stack using the Mesa 17.1.4 3D Graphics Library, as well as both X.Org Server 1.19.3 and Wayland 1.11.0 display servers.