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[2]: Mandriva has no real niche
by jokkel on Wed 16th Jun 2010 12:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Mandriva has no real niche"
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I'm not really a fan of the kitchensink approach of Yast and DrakeConf. I like the old Unix philosophy of small tools that do one job right better. In my experience it's easier to edit one configuration file once in a while.
This depends on usage of course. I know that there are lots of fans of these kinds of config software. It definetely has its users. I haven't missed it in Ubuntu so far.

Is it still the case, that Mandriva offers only support for two years after a release? That can be awfully short for bigger deployments. Canonical's LTS approach could be a way for Mandriva to please Admins.

I really like their PowerPack btw. If Canonical would offer something like that, I would buy it.

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