Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Nov 2008 19:19 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Thanks to the Mandriva Xfce volunteer development team, a community Xfce One edition of Mandriva Linux 2009 is now available for download from all official Mandriva mirrors. A list of download locations can be found on the Wiki page. This release gives you all the benefits of Mandriva Linux 2009 along with a fast and stable Xfce desktop.
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RE[7]: another distro!
by StephenBeDoper on Wed 19th Nov 2008 00:39 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: another distro!"
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The problem as I see it is people are putting in work on re-inventing the wheel again and again. Slapping their own badge on it and calling it a 'new distro'

But in this case it's not a new distro, Mandriva/Mandrake has been around for the better part of a decade. At most, it's a mod of an existing distro.

There are plenty of features which could have utilized their skill to further the cause of linux as a desktop alternative.

I see no indications that their goals were any more lofty than simply producing a version of Mandriva with XFCE installed by default/as the default DE.

It appears to have been an effort by the Mandriva community, so I don't see how it could detract from the development of Mandriva, let alone the cause of furthering linux as a desktop alternative.

instead they have created something which is little more than a differnt desktop on the same core

nothing is new nor evolved.

At worst, that would mean that their efforts were unnecessary. I don't see what the practical problem is, beyond an arguably-poor use of time.

I will remind you my original rant (which I concede it was) was because it was not a news worthy story.

Which I still feel, it was not

I haven't contended that point, as I happen to agree.

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