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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Where does this leave other distro's?
by waynej on Wed 16th Jun 2010 07:51 UTC
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I'm thinking specifically of PCLinuxOS.

I could be mistaken, but isn't PClinuxOS based on Mandriva? If this is the case, how many others are based on this distro? Can the demise of one distro take out a number of others or is it relatively straight forward for them to refocus and use another distro as a new base going forward?

I use PCLinuxOS and would be gutted if it went down the tubes due to a reliance on someone else.

Maybe a bit selfish but they're fair questions.


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