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: Good News
by Jokel on Wed 11th Jan 2012 10:25 UTC in reply to "Good News"
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Hmm... this should be valid it it was one of the thousands spin-off distro's from Ubuntu/Debian.

In fact this is one of the core distro's (although it originated from Fedora). Mandrake/Mandriva has contributed a lot to the community and was for years an example of "how to do things right". It has had good moments and bad moments, but in general it was one of those distro's (especially in the early day's) that just "worked out of the box". Seen in this light it is indeed sad to see how this core distro goes under.

If Mageia will take over this role remains to be seen. Only time will tell.

Sure - the company itself was never very strong, but that has nothing to do with the distro itself. Do not confuse the two.

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