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]: Mandriva has no real niche
by molnarcs on Wed 16th Jun 2010 15:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Mandriva has no real niche"
molnarcs
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I second that, for the past 3 or maybe 4 releases at least, Mandriva has been the best desktop OS, especially when it comes to KDE. I know that they have a very good GNOME offer too - overall, a really well balanced distribution. It might not be the fastest (well, according to some synthetic benchmarks on Phoronix at least), it might not be the most up-to-date(usually you have to wait a few weeks longer for the latest to arrive in the repos than you would with Kubuntu, OpenSuse or Fedora) - but the packages at least were very stable when they arrived.

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