4 Feb 2014

Mageia 4 GNOME Quick Screenshot Tour

It was just a coincidence probably, but last week brought us update for two distributions I like very much.
Though I don't use Zorin OS personally, I like their approach in popularization of Linux. You have probably seen my Quick Screenshot Tour for Zorin OS 8 Core already.
Mageia in opposite is one of the permanent tenants on my laptop. I like this distribution very much, enjoying it even with some bugs I encounter. It is time now to have a Quick Screenshot Tour for Mageia 4 GNOME.
(Attention! Heavy graphics!)

Default desktop of Mageia 4 GNOME has some flowery ornaments on the deep-blue background. As usual in GNOME, there is no dedicated menu, but there is an all-screen search tool. You may notice that there is no network indicator on the panel.
Default desktop with menu
in Mageia 4 GNOME
There are no that many applications included in the Mageia 4 GNOME. The list only includes 2.5 screens to scroll them all. As usual in GNOME 3, there are no categories, but only a flat list.
List of applications is not that big
in Mageia 4 GNOME

Mageia 4 GNOME comes with two browsers included. Firefox 24.2.0 accompanies a simple browser with simpe name Web. Firefox comes without Flash installed, so some of the YouTube videos, for example, will not be immediately available for you. Although, it depends on the YouTube file format. For example, you can still watch my video How-To for keyboard layout configuration.
There are two browsers by default
in Mageia 4 GNOME
Multimedia applications in Mageia 4 GNOME, similar to Web-browser, have very simple names too: Music and Videos. On top of that there are some more, like Brasero, Sound Juicer, Sound Recorder and so on.
Some multimedia applications
in Mageia 4 GNOME
Of course, Mageia 4 GNOME includes some standard utilities too: Gedit, Nautilus file manager, Calculator, Terminal, GParted.
Standard utilities are included
in Mageia 4 GNOME

Keyboard layouts' configuration in Mageia 4 GNOME can be done in GNOME generic style. Unfortunately, it means that you need to use either three-key combinations for the switch, or engage the Super (Windows) key for two-key combination. I've mentioned this already in my article about keyboard layouts in GNOME 3.
Keyboard layouts configuration
in Mageia 4 GNOME
If you like Mageia 4, you can download it from Mageia web site, or order a disk with KDE or GNOME versions from BuyLinuxCDs.co.uk.

You can also read my reviews of Mageia 2 GNOME and KDE and two interviews with Anne Nicolas, one of the leaders of Mageia project.


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