Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 15th Jun 2010 20:37 UTC, submitted by E Herchemals
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris It seems that the previous news about Mandriva SA being for sale have been more than simple rumors. Frederic Cuif* (incorrectly unaccented due to limitations in our CMS), active member of the French-speaking Mandriva User Group has summed up the various outcomes and proposed projects he found after contacting several key members of the company in order to gather information. The result of his investigation can be found on his blog, along with a detailed analysis of the Mandriva business model and the proposed outcomes, from a renewed interest in the distribution and the community from Linagora, potential buyer, to what could be the end of the Mandriva adventure if nothing is done. (Thanks to everybody who submitted this)
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RE: Mandriva has no real niche
by WereCatf on Wed 16th Jun 2010 06:48 UTC in reply to "Mandriva has no real niche"
WereCatf
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It tries to be everything for everybody and in the end isn't that great for anybody.

That's odd. I've used Mandriva for several years now and I have not found any other distro worth using. Like f.ex. I've always ran into major bugs and issues when trying out Ubuntu, and I really really dislike how they've relaxed the system security in order to please the less-technical audience. And Fedora? Well, for some reason it feels a whole lot slower then Mandriva, and whenever I tried to run anything in Wine the SELinux system coughed and crashed both. No thanks :S

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