Freshly Exhumed writes: Forked from Mandriva Linux back in 2010, Mageia Linux has hit a new release milestone. Trish at the Mageia blog announces: 'All grown up and ready to go dancing: Mageia 3 's out! We still can’t believe how much fun it is to make Mageia together, and we’ve been doing it for two and a half years. For people who can’t wait, get it here; release notes are here. To upgrade from Mageia 2, see here. Before we get to the rest of the information: we dedicate this release to the memory of Eugeni Dodonov, our friend, our colleague and a great inspiration to those he left behind. We miss his brilliance, his courtesy and his dedication.' Major features: Kernel 3.8, systemd 195, GRUB is the default bootloader; GRUB2 is available to test, KDE 4.10.2, GNOME 3.6., Xfce 4.10, Libreoffice 4.0.3 as well as improvements to Mageia's own rpm-based urpmi package management system.