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]: fix your CMS
by Linwood on Thu 17th Jun 2010 01:07 UTC in reply to "RE: fix your CMS"
Linwood
Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah why fix something thats been broke forever? Then what will with OSNews folk post when any time some 'outter country fella' does something in the computer world? Crazy Kids and your new fangled ISO layouts! Forget this! I'm going back to 1983 when we didn't have no stinkin dead keys!

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RE[3]: fix your CMS
by WereCatf on Thu 17th Jun 2010 07:52 in reply to "RE[2]: fix your CMS"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Yeah why fix something thats been broke forever? Then what will with OSNews folk post when any time some 'outter country fella' does something in the computer world? Crazy Kids and your new fangled ISO layouts! Forget this! I'm going back to 1983 when we didn't have no stinkin dead keys!

I have to agree to a degree with this person here: OSNews being a geek site aimed squarely at other geeks yet the inability of using UTF8 just gives a pretty unprofessional feeling. I have no idea what their code is like and what language they're using, but I still doubt it'd be much work to convert the system to use UTF8 through and through.

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RE[4]: fix your CMS
by Kroc on Thu 17th Jun 2010 10:26 in reply to "RE[3]: fix your CMS"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

just gives a pretty unprofessional feeling


Unprofessional like all the editors and even the web developer being part time volunteers who get nothing out of the site than rage from users?

We are unprofessional, in case you hadn’t noticed. It’s one of the good things about the site. Ignore the niggles like UTF-8 and look at how the site has managed to stand apart from the mainstream.

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RE[4]: fix your CMS
by vivainio on Thu 17th Jun 2010 11:56 in reply to "RE[3]: fix your CMS"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26


I have to agree to a degree with this person here: OSNews being a geek site aimed squarely at other geeks yet the inability of using UTF8 just gives a pretty unprofessional feeling.


True geeks treat everything above 7-bit ascii with extreme caution. It's always going to break *something*.

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