Mageia is a fork of Mandriva Linux formed in September 2010 by former employees and contributors to the popular French Linux distribution. Unlike Mandriva, which is a commercial entity, the Mageia project is a community project and a non-profit organisation whose goal is to develop a free Linux-based operating system.
There are more than 21,700 packages in our repositories. And that's just for the 64-bit branch.
The total number is double that – and then if you consider the backports, and the packages in the Cauldron still testing... you'll see that Mageia users are spoiled for choice.