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[2]: Comment by emilsedgh
by Savior on Tue 11th May 2010 16:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by emilsedgh"
Savior
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Canonical (Ubuntu) is just making marketing. Their contribution to the stuff that matters is almost equals to 0.


Except that in today's world, it is mostly the marketing that matters. If people are not aware of your product, if you don't have enough user base, how do you expect progress? More users bring more developers, more mindshare, more business opportunities, and so on. And Ubuntu has contributed hugely in this regard.

That is not to say I would not welcome more code contribution, more love for Kubuntu, etc. But dismissing their role as a catalyst for Linux acceptance is just pure ignorance.

As for the topic: I hope everything goes well and Mandriva (or should I say Mandragora? See, we are almost back at the beginning ;) ) remains what it is now: a nice Linux distro.

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