Mageia 5 GNU/Linux Operating System to Reach End of Life on New Year's Eve

Mageia’s Rémi Verschelde announced that support for the Mageia 5 series of the open-source operating system had been postponed until the end of the year due to issues with the upgrade path to Mageia 6.

In the blog announcement, the Mageia developer explains that the team decided to postpone the EOL (End-of-Life) for the Mageia 5 release, which was supposed to reach end of life on October 31, until New Year’s Eve, because many Mageia 5 users haven’t upgraded to Mageia 6.

Announced on July 16, 2017, Mageia 6 is the latest stable release of the GNU/Linux distribution, incorporating some of the latest GNU/Linux technologies and Open Source applications, including the KDE Plasma 5.11 desktop environment, AppStream support, GRUB2 as default bootloader, a new Xfce Live edition, and much more.

The upgrade path was also open to Mageia 5 users immediately after the release of Mageia 6, which is supp… (read more)

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