Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th May 2012 02:03 UTC, submitted by fran
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris "Just days after the Mandriva community started its own plans for the next release of the French Linux distribution, its commercial sponsor has formally announced that the community will take the lead on all Mandriva Linux development moving forward. In a blog post on the Mandriva SA site, CEO Jean-Manuel Croset ceded control of the Mandriva Linux distribution back to the community at large." Take 'r 'round the shed and put a bullet 'tween 'r eyes already.
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Package management
by Priest on Sun 20th May 2012 15:55 UTC
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Desktop Linux distros are still mostly defined by package management. I don't think I have used an RPM based distro since Ubuntu launched. At the same time I would have hoped by 2012 using package managers and repositories would have been optional.

It is still a little sad to see Mandrake pretty much officially dead.

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