Mageia 3 Beta 4 Live Images are Here

by Ostatic Staff - Apr. 11, 2013

Mageia 3 Beta 4 was released two weeks ago with a note saying live images to come. Well, by last week, I'd given up. But, low and behold, Claire Robinson posted a little announcement today saying she hopes they were worth the wait. Hmmm, good question.

As the thumbnails in the last Mageia Blog posts hinted, yes, indeed there is a new theme coming together. It's present in GRUB, login, KDE splash, desktop background and Mageia app splashes. It doesn't look like the new graphic has made its way into the general application splashes. They need a good window decoration and icon theme, but the new graphic is nice. I hadn't noticed until tonight that the "i" in Mageia has been inverted. No clues as to just what exactly that means as of yet.

Mageia 3 Beta 4 Features:

* LibreOffice Version
* Linux 3.8.5-desktop-1.mga3
* X.Org X Server 1.13.3
* Qt: 4.8.4
* KDE Development Platform: 4.10.2
* KDE: 4.10.2
* Firefox 17.0.5 (tsck tsck)
* GCC 4.7.2
* proprietary graphic drivers
* DigiDoc
* GIMP 2.8.2
* TvTime, Audacity, Amarok

I was quite excited to see KDE 4.10.2 featured, but alas the installer didn't like my hard drives. I'd seen the following error before, but usually the installer read my drives anyway. Well, no more. Better safe than sorry I guess.

The live images were still worth the wait though. Test drive Mageia 3 Beta 4 Live here.

What's with the classic menu?