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Mageia 8 Hits Beta with Plasma 5.19.3, Firefox 78, and Linux Kernel 5.7.9

Mageia 8 beta comes about a month after the release of Mageia 8 alpha and brings with it various updated core components compared to the previous version, which include the Linux 5.7.9 kernel, Mozilla Firefox 78 web browser, LibreOffice 6.4.5 office suite, and KDE Plasma 5.19.3 desktop environment. Mageia 8 promises to be a massive release of this wonderful GNU/Linux distribution that continues the legacy of the Mandrake Linux operating system. It will bring improved ARM support with dedicated images for some of the most popular devices out there, faster boot and installation times, and better support for the F2FS (Flash-Friendly File System) and NILFS2 filesystems.