Mageia 3 Beta 1 发布，Mandriva Linux 分支
Mageia是Mandriva Linux于2010年9月形成的分支，它由那份来自法国的颇受欢迎的Linux发行的前雇员及贡献者们创建。与Mandriva这份商业实体所不同的 是，Mageia计划乃是一个社区项目及一个非盈利性组织，它的目标是开发一套自由的基于Linux的操作系统。
Anne Nicolas has announced that, after a brief delay, the first beta release of Mageia 3 is ready testing:
" Mageia 3 beta 1 is finally here. This first beta release was a bit tricky as it comes with some major new features in the installer. GRUB 2 has been included as an option. Using DVDs with the classic installer you will be proposed to install some proprietary drivers and/or firmware. Just choose to add 'nonfree' media. QA team is waiting for your bug reports. Please help us to make Mageia 3 meet high-quality level. "
This beta release ships with the brand-new Linux kernel 3.7 with systemd 195 and it also includes the second beta of the upcoming KDE 4.10 series and GNOME 3.6.2. Read the release announcement and release notes for more information and a list of known issues. Quick links to the the installation DVDs (please see the Mageia mirrors page if you prefer one of the live CD/DVD images with GNOME or KDE in your preferred language): Mageia-3-beta1-i586-DVD.iso (3,845MB, MD5), Mageia-3-beta1-x86_64-DVD.iso (3,797MB, MD5).