Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Aug 2011 22:30 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris "While the Mandriva Linux distribution lost most of its charm when many of the developers left to form Mageia Linux and the remaining stakeholders switched to just doing one official release per year, the 2011 final release was published on Sunday. While Mandriva no longer carries the popularity it did in its early days or back in the Mandrake days, the 2011.0 release is an improvement. Mandriva 2011.0 provides the mandriva Package Manager (a new package manager under heavy development), MandrivaSync (a cloud service for Mandriva that's similar to DropBox, iCloud, and Ubuntu One), LibreOffice 3.4, and adopts the system service manager."
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I thought Mandriva was dead. But now, they seem to do to KDE what Canonical did to GNOME, in a good way : bring some polish & make it simpler. (while, it seems, not repeating some of their mistakes -- overcomplicated dash or 1:1 OSX copy anyone ?)

It's a the same time very Mac-ish (new taskbar, look, minimalistic GUI) and Windows-ish, with many KDE unique features.

Might turn out to be great actually... KDE is great but they need contributions from the distros themselves, too.

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