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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RE[2]: Once upon a time...
by gerg on Tue 30th Aug 2011 14:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Once upon a time..."
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Me, like ALL Mandriva users I know, will use 2010.2 as their last Mandriva release. The fact they purposely made 2011 none upgradable to Mageia, as the last minute, means even they see the writing on the wall - and they are scared.

For me and ALL Mandriva users I know, it will be Mageia or some other desktop orientated release in the future. Regardless, Mandriva is simply no longer an option. They killed themselves.

I just dread looking for a Mandriva alternative. Honestly, historically, no one else even came close and that includes both Debian and Ubuntu. Granted its been roughly a year and a half since I last looked at Ubuntu. Hopefully its matured A LOT, and is now competitive.

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