Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Mar 2006 18:33 UTC, submitted by Anonymous Penguin
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Gael Duval, creator of Mandrake Linux (now Mandriva Linux), has been fired from the company. The information leaked on the Mandriva forums, and Duval later confirmed it on his own webpage. He says: "Since the information has leaked, I will post a message in the next few days on this website about why this is the end of the Mandriva story for me, and what's next." Since Mandrake was for many the first distribution they ever tried, I think it is only fair to thank him for creating Mandrake, and to wish him the best of luck in any following endeavours.
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Stability Of the Distro is #1 choice for me
by hraq on Tue 14th Mar 2006 23:39 UTC
hraq
Member since:
2005-07-06

I personally tried all mandriva and mandrake distros, and conluded that except for mandirva 2006 all previous distros are quite unstable. I might be picky, but the best distros I have ever tested were RHEL 4.3 (Redhat Enterprise Linux 4.3 AS) and SLES (Suse Linux Enterprise Server 9.x). these two OSs are extremely stable OSs, so they are OK for server and demanding workstation works; but if you are not so critical about stability, mandriva 2006 is an excellent choice even above ubuntu which seems less polished; Unfortunately I cannot recommend SUSE 10 as it's extremely unstable.

One thing I noticed, if you want to compile firefox 1.5.0.1 on mandriva 2006( because its not available as an installable package) then you will encounter errors just releated to mandriva, while on RHEL and SLES you will never encounter any of such problems.

I also tried to install many other packages through compiling and I discovered the previous problem is reproducable.

Anyway, I always wish the best for all linux distros.

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porcel Member since:
2006-01-28

Google easy urpmi and you won't have to do much compiling at all.

And compiling firefox isn't exactly simple, so I am not surprised it failed. But anyway, why would you compile when you could have just downloaded it straight from mozilla.com?

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jakesdad Member since:
2005-12-28

out of curiousity what do you find unstable about suse 10? I know its off topic,, im just curious.

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