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 Nalle on Thu 17th Jun 2010 06:38 UTC in reply to "Mandriva has no real niche"
Nalle
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Yes it has! Mandrive (as far as I have been able to find out) is the only distro for those with a GMA 500 graphic board but limited knoledge about getting things to work in Linux.

http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/other-distributions/15340-mandriva-...

It sure as hell doesn't work in Arch, *buntu or any other distro I've tried. *buntu have a third party solution ( https://edge.launchpad.net/gma500 ) that's in alpha stage and works for 2d, somehow, but that's a modified version of Mandrakes solution thet just plain work, from what I hear.

I, myself use Ubuntu with the solution linked to above, but I was a a couple of years Mandrake/Mandriva member once upon the time, so I've had enough of it, to be honest

./nalle.

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