Mageia is both a Community and a Linux Distribution, with Mageia 2 being our second release.

Since the release of Mageia 1, our offering has been consistently in the top 10 of Distrowatch's most popular distributions.

Mageia 2 is supported by the nonprofit organisation, which is governed by a body of recognized and elected contributors.

Mageia 2 has been made by more than 100 people from all around the world.

Our work adds to the excellent work of the wider Linux and Free Software community. We aim to bring one of the best, most stable, reliable and enjoyable experience and platform we can make; for regular users, developers and businesses.

We welcome new contributors to any of the many different teams that go to make up Mageia the Community, and we encourage you to join us.

If you are interested in giving Mageia a try on your current computer without running any risk, please check out our Guide: Running Linux From a USB Drive As a Virtual Machine or Bootable Disk.