Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Nov 2006 21:49 UTC, submitted by mister
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris "Mandriva 2007 may be the best distribution I have used. Looking through Mandriva's forum, you see employees of the company who care and are genuinely trying to help. Mandriva offers 'Free as in freedom' versions and versions with propriatery software. You would expect a release like this to be trumpeted. Instead, the release was met with hostility. Forums on tech sites were filled with Linux users cheering for the end of Mandriva. What happened? How did a company that was loved at one time become so unpopular? Is the hostility justified?"
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RE: recources
by opkool on Thu 2nd Nov 2006 20:07 UTC in reply to "recources"
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Hi netpython,

Mandriva is not allowed to use the name 'Mandrake' anymore, b/c "Mandrake the Magician" comics sued Mandrake Linux. The courts agreed with "Mandrake the Magician", thus the need for a new name.

And the "millions on aquisition of other firm" were spent to hire Conectiva developer team, plus it's sale force and support people, as Conectiva is *huge* in South America.

Sure, from non-South America countries Conectiva was not even in the radar ("Linux in Portuguese and Spanish? what for?").

So, in the end, "Mandrake" invested those "millions" in talented developers.

And our last sentence... well, read the articles of those "*ssholes", both articles: the ones hand-picked by blood-hungry press, and the follow-up articles where those "*ssholes" explain (again) why those comments.

You'l be surprised how little "*ssholes" those people really are.

But, again, a flamefest web snipped is more interesting than the whole article.


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