Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Oct 2007 14:18 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris The GNOME version of Mandriva Linux 2008 One has been released and is now available via BitTorrent or from the mirror sites. Featuring all the same new features as the other editions of Mandriva Linux 2008, with a fully up-to-date GNOME 2.20 desktop. In addition, another review of Mandriva 2008.
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RE: but it's 2007
by Al2001 on Mon 15th Oct 2007 16:33 UTC in reply to "but it's 2007"
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2005-07-06

The logic is that in six weeks time it will be 2008(damn this years flown!) calling it Mandriva 2007 would mean it would appear old in the new year.

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RE[2]: but it's 2007
by AdamW on Mon 15th Oct 2007 16:58 in reply to "RE: but it's 2007"
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2005-07-06

Ten weeks...

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RE[3]: but it's 2007
by Al2001 on Mon 15th Oct 2007 17:36 in reply to "RE[2]: but it's 2007"
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2005-07-06

Maybe it's not gone so quick then ;)

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RE: but it's 2007
by sequethin on Mon 15th Oct 2007 19:44 in reply to "RE: but it's 2007"
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2005-07-06

haha it's just silly marketing - we wouldn't want to use a 2007 distro in 2008 right? that would be so lame! haha

seriously though the name has no real relevance to the quality of the distro and I know this - however I don't like the idea of linux distros getting so caught up in marketing that they have to add to a year to seem "newer". Especially since "newer" is not necessarily "better" ;) Again - I'm glad mandriva is still going - mandrake was my first linux distro and I'm glad there are still options out there.

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