The event of the Mageia 8 Linux distribution has once more surpassed its estimated remaining launch date (finish of January 2021), which was beforehand revised final month throughout its Beta 2 launch.
Nonetheless, persevering with the sluggish and regular improvement, the primary launch candidate (RC1) of the upcoming Mandriva Linux-Based mostly Mageia 8 has been introduced.
The most recent Mageia 8 RC1 comes with a number of core bundle updates reminiscent of:
Moreover, Mageia has eliminated assist for Java 8 (although nonetheless accessible) and up to date the Java stack to model 11.
It has additionally added enhancements within the Netinstall ISO picture, which now permits set up over Wi-Fi connections with WPA encryption.
Moreover, Mageia 8 RC1 now makes use of the brand new GL Vendor Impartial Dispatch (GLVND) that allows you to set up Mesa and third-party GL drivers in parallel. It additionally permits extra efficiency and performance for hybrid GPU configurations.
One other essential change that Mageia 8 brings for AMD graphic playing cards primarily based on the Southern Islands household and Sea Islands household is the change of default driver from previous Radeon DRM driver to the brand new AMDGPU kernel driver.
If you wish to check the Mageia 8 RC1 proper now, seize the torrent file or direct ISO picture of the pre-release from right here. As standard, the photographs can be found for each the 32-bit (with Xfce) and 64-bit (with Plasma, GNOME, and Xfce) programs.
Till its secure model arrives, you can even take a look at its official launch notes to maintain observe of all new options coming in for Mageia 8.