Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th May 2010 13:48 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris If there's one Linux company that has seen lots of ups and downs it's the Paris-based Mandriva S.A. They have a great distribution, but as a company, they've always been on shaky grounds. First a rumour, now confirmed: the company has put itself up for sale - which, as the community points out, isn't necessarily a bad thing.
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RE: Ubuntu killing Mandriva?
by WereCatf on Tue 11th May 2010 16:31 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu killing Mandriva?"
WereCatf
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It's a shame because Mandriva is more advanced than Ubuntu and contributes a lot to the kernel and KDE.

I kind of agree. Mandriva devs keep constantly pushing patches upstream, ranging from bug fixes to security and even new features. I don't know about Ubuntu devs, nor can I objectively say anything about it being more advanced as I am a Mandriva user myself.

But! Every time I've tried Ubuntu I've always went back to Mandriva pretty fast. Mandriva just happens to really be rock-solid from almost every point of view, it is both easy to jump on for a newbie but also offers power-users everything they could ask for. And that Mandriva control center -- while slightly ugly -- has to be among the best all-around configuration tools in use.

Again though, I am biased, I really like Mandriva as a distro ;)

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