Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th May 2010 13:48 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris If there's one Linux company that has seen lots of ups and downs it's the Paris-based Mandriva S.A. They have a great distribution, but as a company, they've always been on shaky grounds. First a rumour, now confirmed: the company has put itself up for sale - which, as the community points out, isn't necessarily a bad thing.
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RE[2]: Comment by emilsedgh
by Manish on Wed 12th May 2010 05:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by emilsedgh"
Manish
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2009-12-18

Redhat and Novell have don't intend make money from the Desktop. Redhat has even said it outright.

Ubuntu is the only one which focuses on desktop Linux. Secondly, your comments shouts ignorance. Ubuntu/Canonical *is* contributing.

Launchpad, desktopcouch, Software Center, Indicator Applet etc are contributions, Upstart. If other distros don't pick it up then it's not Ubuntu's fault.

Upstart has been adopted, Software Center and desktopcouch are going to make it's way into Debian properly. Keep a watch on ubuntu-dev list.

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RE[3]: Comment by emilsedgh
by spiderman on Wed 12th May 2010 07:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by emilsedgh"
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2008-10-23


Ubuntu is the only one which focuses on desktop Linux. Secondly, your comments shouts ignorance.

Wrong, wrong, wrong! His comment shouts ignorance? Read yours man! Do you even know there are other distros? Have you ever tried something else? Ubuntu is a Linux distribution among many others. Mandriva is another one and to say that it doesn't focus on the desktop is just plain ignorant.

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RE[4]: Comment by emilsedgh
by Manish on Wed 12th May 2010 08:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by emilsedgh"
Manish Member since:
2009-12-18


Wrong, wrong, wrong! His comment shouts ignorance? Read yours man!


Yes. It does shout ignorance. He said Ubuntu works on marketing. Marketing is one aspect of the whole thing.


Do you even know there are other distros? Have you ever tried something else? Ubuntu is a Linux distribution among many others.


Everyone knows there are other distros. Nothing special. Yeah. I have tried all major *desktop* distros. Before I jumped to Ubuntu, there was Fedora and OpenSuse, both backed by big companies and none of them tried to convert people to Linux. All they did was snatching users from one camp to another.


It was only after Ubuntu came into prominence, that many people tasted Linux. Most(90%) of the new converts I have seen are Ubuntu users.

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