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[3]: Just f***ing die already.
by spiderman on Wed 11th Jan 2012 07:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Just f***ing die already."
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"Do you realize that if Mandriva dies, that's 45 full time paid developers contributing every day to the kernel...

Mandriva contributed a little bit to kernel 2.6.35. But other than that, I'm not aware of any kernel contributions by them. There may be some. But they don't seem to be regular or of any note.

...Xorg, KDE and other desktop stuff...

Haven't bothered to spot check those claims. But I suspect that you are, again, talking out of your posterior orifice.

...that will go to work for some useless hedge fund or oil company?

And you came by this detailed knowledge of the Mandriva devs' post-bankruptcy professional plans... how?

If some of them can really do kernel and Xorg work, I imagine Red Hat would welcome those skills and talents.

And now you are offensive. You don't bother to check the claims but you spit insults. Mandriva has contributed a lot to the Kernel, Xorg and KDE.
Red Hat doesn't care about the desktop at all. Ask them, they will tell you to go use Windows.
Mandriva is one of the few distros that still do desktop development. As I said earlier, they fixed 2 bugs in my package and send me the fix when Ubuntu just get a buggy debian package, put it on their repository and don't even check that it does not work in Unity.

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