Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2012 13:30 UTC, submitted by davidiwharper
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Somewhere in 2001, I bought a computer magazine which came with a Linux CD. I had heard of Linux before, but while we did have broadband back then and was technically capable of downloading a Linux distribution, this method was far easier. This was my first foray into Linux - it was Mandrake. Now, though, it seems the curtain has really dropped for the French Linux company.
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Mandriva user here
by spiderman on Mon 9th Jan 2012 14:23 UTC
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Thom, I use Mandriva, now, in 2012. As far as I am conserned, Ubuntu, Windows and MacOS X can shut down.
Canonical is far from breaking even with Ubuntu. In what way is Ubuntu superior in your opinion?
I find Mandriva superior for my usage and their developments a lot more useful than Ubuntu's. I am a free software developer and my software got included in both distros. Ubuntu got an outdated debian package. Mandriva built an rpm, tested it, fixed 2 crashes, patched it and sent me the fix.
This is a sad development. The greedy minor investor will end up owning 100% of nothing. What are they thinking?

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