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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RE: Sad.
by joekiser on Mon 9th Jan 2012 20:10 UTC in reply to "Sad."
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What did Mandrake, and later, Mandriva, have that others didn't? I honestly don't know.

Mandrake offered the K Desktop Environment on a RedHat base at a time where RedHat didn't want to distribute it because Qt was proprietary. This was a time before Gnome was usable, so the default RedHat desktop had a choice between fvwm95, afterstep, and something else.

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