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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by torturedutopian on Tue 30th Aug 2011 14:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: GNOME?"
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Arch is great (long time user) but sadly, inherently suffers from regressions. Regularly. Which can be OK for geeks like us.

My switch to KDE 4.7.0 brought me a terrible framerate, for instance.

*If* Mandriva 2011 turns out to be a stable (1 year + backports (?) seems perfect) and polished KDE distro (not only upstream KDE but with some innovations & contributions to KDE), it will definitely be very interesting.

Does Mandriva have the staff to maintain a distro properly ? Will give it a try and subscribe if that's good.

Edited 2011-08-30 14:57 UTC

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