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Mageia 3 Released with Steamy Goodness

The third official release of, the popular Mandriva fork, Mageia is now available. After months of delays and a mountain of challenges, Patricia Fraser said, "We still can’t believe how much fun it is to make Mageia together, and we’ve been doing it for two and a half years." Like every new release, Mageia 3 comes chocked full ‘o upgrades. Some of these include Linux 3.8.13, Xorg X Server 1.13.4, GCC 4.7.2, KDE 4.10.2, GNOME 3.6, LibreOffice 4.0.2, GIMP 2.8.2, and Firefox 17.05. But a few new surprises await as well. Then I read the three little words that bring joy to any gal’s heart: Steam for linux!. It’s now available in Mageia repositories. I’ve been waiting for my chance to join Steam and play some new games and here it is. Suddenly GRUB 2 still being experimental doesn’t seem quite so bad. UEFI works, but Secure Boot is not a priority.     Be sure to check next week’s Distrowatch Weekly for my full review – which I’m sure at least one paragraph will be on the success of setting up 3D support and playing Half-Life!!! But for those wondering: RPM, Urpmi, and Rpmdrake got lots of attention;

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