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[5]: Comment by emilsedgh
by spiderman on Wed 12th May 2010 09:08 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by emilsedgh"
spiderman
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2008-10-23

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.

And that is because they don't know Mandriva, precisely because of Marketing (or lack of). No ship-it program and less marketing power.

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RE[6]: Comment by emilsedgh
by Manish on Wed 12th May 2010 09:29 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by emilsedgh"
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2009-12-18


And that is because they don't know Mandriva, precisely because of Marketing (or lack of). No ship-it program and less marketing power.


You got the point. Marketing is also a important thing. Unless people know what you are making, it's useless. A strong community is also very important. Not only strong, but also very tolerant community.

Anyway Ubuntu brings many users to Linux, more users, more crashes, more bug reports, more bug fixing. Isn't it? Well it's an irony that Launchpad has too many bugs which they need to triag before it becomes unmanageable. Another aspect of that huge unattended bug list is that there are more users than contributors which is sharp contrast to the traditional model of Linux.

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RE[6]: Comment by emilsedgh
by Manish on Wed 12th May 2010 13:41 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by emilsedgh"
Manish Member since:
2009-12-18


And that is because they don't know Mandriva, precisely because of Marketing (or lack of). No ship-it program and less marketing power.


Precisely. So what's the problem? We were discussing whether Ubuntu contributes or just does marketing.

Lesson learnt: Do enough marketing. Shipit is just a part of marketing.

Anyway we moved off-topic. We were discussing why Ubuntu does not contribute rather than who has more money.

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RE[7]: Comment by emilsedgh
by segedunum on Thu 13th May 2010 01:12 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by emilsedgh"
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2005-07-06

Lesson learnt: Do enough marketing. Shipit is just a part of marketing.

Although it got Ubuntu started, the money for ShipIt ended a long time ago as will Mark Shuttleworth's money for all of that 'marketing' fairly soon. Benefactors' pockets are not limitless.

Anyway we moved off-topic. We were discussing why Ubuntu does not contribute rather than who has more money.

Then do so.

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