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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Argh, so unfair...
by djame on Sun 19th Sep 2010 22:40 UTC
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Mandriva is just the best distro out there... Just try to set up an internet sharing connection from ethernet to firewire (and I use that to connect my mac on this server to backup, firewire network are just way faster, anyway..) on ubuntu and you'll see what I mean....

on another notice, the original poster mentionned the incompetence of mandriva heads but what incompetence ? on generating less reviews, yes certainly.
Just compare the number of reviews any bsd distro or ubuntu get on osnews and just realize the number of reviews mandriva 2010 got, it's almost ridiculous. As long as Mandriva closed its US office a couple of years ago, its memento was gone for some reason. And it's the same for Opensuse anyway, they got far way less reviews, notes and buzz than Ubuntu.

So if Gael Duval ever reads that : go, get your company back and make it works even if that means unfair batlle with giant pocket billionairs.


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