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[7]: Linux distro #37264828737
by devnet on Mon 20th Sep 2010 13:26 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Linux distro #37264828737"
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So what you're saying is...have a small and stable base distribution. Then have task-whatever to install KDE or Gnome or e17 or LXDE, etc.?

Boy, wouldn't it be great if this existed and had the Mandriva Control Center?

Wait a does exist ;) Unity Linux is Mandriva based and a core distribution aiming to be with 'just enough graphics' on first boot. It uses Smart for package management and then you just install task-whateveryouwant to get where you need to go. The devs there are ready for the fork as well and won't skip a beat.

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