Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 15th Jun 2010 20:37 UTC, submitted by E Herchemals
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris It seems that the previous news about Mandriva SA being for sale have been more than simple rumors. Frederic Cuif* (incorrectly unaccented due to limitations in our CMS), active member of the French-speaking Mandriva User Group has summed up the various outcomes and proposed projects he found after contacting several key members of the company in order to gather information. The result of his investigation can be found on his blog, along with a detailed analysis of the Mandriva business model and the proposed outcomes, from a renewed interest in the distribution and the community from Linagora, potential buyer, to what could be the end of the Mandriva adventure if nothing is done. (Thanks to everybody who submitted this)
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RE: Sad fate
by WereCatf on Wed 16th Jun 2010 08:34 UTC in reply to "Sad fate"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

Now if Mandriva would cease to exist, we may loose much more than an excellent distro

I really hope it doesn't come to that :/ I just don't know of any other distro I'd like to migrate to :/

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RE[2]: Sad fate
by Barnabyh on Wed 16th Jun 2010 21:42 in reply to "RE: Sad fate"
Barnabyh Member since:
2006-02-06

Slackware? Arch? ;)

Me started with Mandrake too in 1998 (actually with Corel Linux but only briefly) but found I learned a lot more when progressing to other distros.

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RE[3]: Sad fate
by WereCatf on Wed 16th Jun 2010 22:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Sad fate"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Slackware? Arch?

I haven't tried either of those, could give a whirl to them. But I have this image that they're a tad more high-maintenance distros than f.ex. Mandriva, and after having used Gentoo for years before I moved to Mandriva I am not really interested in high-maintenance anymore :/

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