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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RE[2]: Argh, so unfair...
by djame on Sun 19th Sep 2010 23:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Argh, so unfair..."
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"but what incompetence ? on generating less reviews, yes certainly.

How about wholly incompetent at running a business?

You mean how about bashing them for failing where redhat, suse, xendros, linwin, gentoo and I can't remember who else failed as well ?
Come on, you know well that without the unlimited funding brought to ubuntu, there will be on the list too.

The problem is not on on how to build the best distro out there but how to build a successfull business model where "customer"'s alpha and omega seems to be "I want the best, I want it now and for free as in speech and as in beer. Please, I'm hurry otherwise I'll get your distro on bittorent and that's it"
So speaking of the incompetence of people who just tried everything as everyone else did is a bit unfair to me. it's like telling to people who can't fly that they suck big time because they can't do as well as superman or as the next billionaire who got some wings greffed on his back.

Edited 2010-09-19 23:06 UTC

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