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[5]: Just f***ing die already.
by spiderman on Wed 11th Jan 2012 21:40 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Just f***ing die already."
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2008-10-23


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

I suppose you searched google and found this link:
http://lwn.net/Articles/395961/
This link actually shows that Mandriva was the 9th contributor in term of line of code contributed in 2.6.35, with almost 30000 lines of code contributed.
I suppose you call that noise because you have never done any serious software development. For your information, 30000 lines of code is HUGE.

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

Please stop being of bad faith. Just use google. Mandriva contributed to Nepomuk, Koffice and a lot of free software. I already told you I have first hand experience with Mandriva contributing to my project. Anyway, you hate Mandriva so there is no point trying to explain how important their contribution is.


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.

http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/application-development/2003/11/04/red-...

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.

Your opinion.

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