Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Sep 2010 21:18 UTC, submitted by gireesh
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris It's been a troubling couple of weeks for Mandriva, but I decided not to report on it since I found it hard to unravel the events leading up to all this. Now, though, the story has come to its (logical) conclusion: now that most of Mandriva's employees have been laid off, they came together and forked Mandriva. Enter Mageia.
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by WereCatf on Sun 19th Sep 2010 21:46 UTC
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This was already on Slashdot a few days ago and I commented there too: I am saddened by these news. I've used Mandriva for years now and while I've tried several other distros I've always come back. Why? Because while Mandriva has its own share of quirks and rough corners the corners just don't seem quite as sharp and lethal as in other distros, ie. it just works generally more smoothly.

But now with the core devs gone Mandriva is more-or-less dead on its feet and I have to find another distro for me. And I have no idea what to migrate to :/ Mageia won't be useable for a good while still and who's to say that it'll even be as good as Mandriva was in the first place?

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