Mageia 5 RC on a Virtual Machine
|Splash screen. I like the new artwork|
|Language selection screen|
The Mageia team seems truly commited to the ideal of keeping the installation process as consistent as possible.
So, you first select the interface language and then accept a license. Then you get to choose the time zone, time, location, etc.
The partitioning process follows and then you wait until all packages have been installed to the HD.
Like I said, nothing confusing there if you have done it before.
|KDE in Mageia 5 RC. iBus refuses to work!|
The installation was smooth and relatively quick.
Since this first install was a VM one, I experienced no problem with the Wifi connection, but could not activate the effects.
The downside was that, differently from previous releases, this RC does not seem to accept IME, be it by iBus or SCIM. This is truly sad for people who need their Linux system to type in languages such as Japanese.
UPDATE: iBus is now working for Japanese input with Mozc instead of Anthy. See here.
|This KDE version allows multiple wallpapers|
|LibreOffice was upgraded|
Mageia 5 RC on real hardware
To install Mageia, I had to use the partitions I have destined for Moondrake (since I could never fix the Control Center to install new packages, I sadly could not do much with Moondrake).
|The network applet was missing!|
Then I saw that the network applet was gone from the panel, but both the wired and wireless connections were functional.
The system was responsive and solid. Everything was working as it should... except, again, iBus... So, momentarily, no Japanese input :-(
I hope they correct that before the official release.