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: Open Source
by Soulbender on Wed 16th Jun 2010 10:41 UTC in reply to "Open Source"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

Or perhas Canonical should hire them to take care of Kubuntu?


No thanks, Kubuntu is already better than Madriva. I'd hate to see anything like drakconf in it.

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RE[2]: Open Source
by WereCatf on Wed 16th Jun 2010 10:48 in reply to "RE: Open Source"
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2006-02-15

No thanks, Kubuntu is already better than Madriva. I'd hate to see anything like drakconf in it.

Now I'm curious: what's wrong with drakconf?

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RE[3]: Open Source
by Soulbender on Sat 19th Jun 2010 05:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Open Source"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

That it exists at all? It bugs me tremendously that it's completely separate from the KDE system settings. I just don't see the point in drakconf's existence as a separate. And why is drakconf a GTK app anyway?

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RE[3]: Open Source
by Soulbender on Sat 19th Jun 2010 05:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Open Source"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

(double post)

Edited 2010-06-19 05:18 UTC

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RE[2]: Open Source
by spiderman on Wed 16th Jun 2010 12:09 in reply to "RE: Open Source"
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2008-10-23


No thanks, Kubuntu is already better than Madriva. I'd hate to see anything like drakconf in it.

If you had tried Mandriva, you would know that you can choose not to use drakconf. You can modify the underlying configuration files directly just like in kubuntu and it won't break anything. Drakconf can even work with your hand modified files.
Someone preferring Kubuntu over Mandriva, that is a first. Never heard that before. But I suspect you didn't try and don't know what you are talking about.

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RE[3]: Open Source
by Soulbender on Sat 19th Jun 2010 05:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Open Source"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I don't see what's so great about Mandriva really and yes I have used it. I even have it installed right now. La Ora is the ugliest god-damn default theme since Keramic (which is rather odd really considering that the wallpaper is beautiful) and that network control center they have is about as good as all the custom vendor wireless control applications for Windows (that is, not good at all but actually rather awful). OpenOffice looks like the devils ass warmed over since they don't include the OOo KDE integration.
Using Pulseaudio by default with KDE isn't the greatest idea ever either. Thankfully you can easily disable it (hey!, a good use for drakconf. Who'd thunk it?). The package manager is just terrible, just like OpenSUSE's. Hey, kpackagekit might have some rough spots but it's still better to use.
And why is it that the default browser is Firefox and not Konqueror?
Also, what's with all the GTK apps? I thought Mandriva was a KDE distro? What gives?
But hey, people like it and it's obviously suits them fine. I just don't see why so many people always put forward Mandriva (and OpenSuse) as the best KDE distros and I certainly don't see why so many loathe Kubuntu.

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RE[2]: Open Source
by DeadFishMan on Wed 16th Jun 2010 14:01 in reply to "RE: Open Source"
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2006-01-09

"Or perhas Canonical should hire them to take care of Kubuntu?


No thanks, Kubuntu is already better than Madriva. I'd hate to see anything like drakconf in it.
"

BWAHAHAHAAHAH.... No, seriously... What? Is there anything really that Kubuntu excels at or that sets it apart from other distros other than the fact that it has got to be buggiest KDE distro in existence?

I am not trying to start a distro flame fest but if you really feel that Kubuntu is better than $INSERT_DISTRO you need serious help!

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RE[3]: Open Source
by Soulbender on Sat 19th Jun 2010 04:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Open Source"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I am not trying to start a distro flame fest but if you really feel that Kubuntu is better than $INSERT_DISTRO you need serious help!


Good job on the not starting a flame war thing and not using personal insults. I fail to take your useless comment seriously.

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