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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And now you are offensive. You don't bother to check the claims but you spit insults.

I've gone over the kernel development statistic over at LWN, and Mandriva only made it out of the noise once in recent history.

Mandriva has contributed a lot to the Kernel, Xorg and KDE.

Patch list please? Evidence? You're the one making the claim.

Red Hat doesn't care about the desktop at all.

CentOS/Scientific Linux/RHEL are actually the best Linux desktops out there. It's not the newest stuff. But unlike with most other Linux distros, it *works*. In fact, it's my primary desktop.

Ubuntu just get a buggy debian package, put it on their repository and don't even check that it does not work in Unity.

Granted, Mandriva's been off the radar for some time, so I haven't checked. But based upon consistent past experience with the distro, I'd say the pot's calling the kettle black, here. Poor QA was always Mandr*'s major failing.

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