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: Not a bad thing
by WereCatf on Mon 20th Sep 2010 00:36 UTC in reply to "Not a bad thing"
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I'm not sure why many people are seeing this as a bad thing. In my mind a fork might actually swing this distro back in the right direction.

Several reasons, really. One being that we have to migrate away from our existing Mandriva installations, which means having to reinstall the whole thing, all the apps and whatnot you may have there. Another that we'll have to use some other distro in the meantime while waiting for Mageia. Oh, and how about the stabilization time: I'll take atleast a year for Mageia to stabilize, and given how incredibly huge repositories there are for Mandriva it'll take a good long time for all that to appear for Mageia.

With all kinds of hurdles ahead of it, one of them being exactly the sheer amount of software they'll need on their repos, it'll take atleast 2 years before I can consider using it. That's the issue, really: Mandriva was usable now, Mageia isn't.

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