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[2]: Open Source
by spiderman on Wed 16th Jun 2010 12:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Open Source"
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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"
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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[4]: Open Source
by spiderman on Sat 19th Jun 2010 18:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Open Source"
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I certainly don't see why so many loathe Kubuntu.
Probably personal taste. Also the fact that they don't have any real KDE developer.

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