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 spiderman on Wed 16th Jun 2010 08:16 UTC in reply to "Mandriva has no real niche"
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Too buggy and unpolished compared to the other big commercial players: Ubuntu/Canonical, (Open)Suse/Novell and RedHat.

I beg to differ. None of these excellent products have something as advanced and complete as the draktools.
Ubuntu/Canonical is very basic and does not provide the tools for desktop users. They rely on gnome, although gnome configuration tools are only related to gnome. The result is that the few configuration tools available are scattered all around the place and users are confused.
RedHat is excellent on support for servers but it does not cut it on the desktop where users don't like to play with man pages and the command line.
(Open)Suse/Novell is almost there but Yast is still not on par with the draktools.

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