Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jul 2005 16:23 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris TuxMachines has a quick look at Mandriva Linux 2006 Beta 1. This beta has been quietly released over the weekend; DistroWatch lists the mirrors where you can download. You can see the full package list here, and a screenshot gallery here.
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RE: re: mandriva
by Adam S on Mon 18th Jul 2005 19:19 UTC in reply to "re: mandriva"
Adam S
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2005-04-01

Man, I wish I could say "That's ridiculous!"

Unfortunately, marketing is important - if it weren't, it wouldn't be one of the most lucrative professions in the world. And the name "Mandriva" simply doesn't sound cool. Mandrake did. Hell, even Conectiva did. But Mandriva sounds kinda wimpy.

If I were them, I'd come up with a different name for the distribution, such as "Distro X from Mandriva" kind of like Ubuntu with Canonical (until recently) or Fedora with Red Hat (until recently).

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