Mageia is primarily a desktop distribution. Its most popular features include cutting-edge software, an excellent collection of system administration tools (Mageia Control Centre), the ability to attract a wide range of volunteers and extensive internationalization. It has one of the simplest and yet powerful installers on the installation DVD. Live CDs with KDE or GNOME desktop and extensive support for multiple languages are also released, allowing you to install from the live session. The well-known package management distribution features, which include powerful command-line options and a graphical software management module, allow easy access to thousands of software packages. The unique Mageia Control Centre improves with every release and offers Linux beginners a powerful tool to configure almost every aspect of their computer without ever having to bother with the terminal.
Advantages: Easy-to-beginner, excellent central configuration program, supports dozens of languages, installable live media
Software Package Management: URPMI with Rpmdrake (a graphical user interface for URPMI) using RPM packages