Linked by David Adams on Fri 9th Jul 2010 16:20 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Embattled Linux vendor Mandriva released version 2010 Spring, after a delay that only underscored the uncertainty around the distro's future.
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by porcel on Sat 10th Jul 2010 17:47 UTC
porcel
Member since:
2006-01-28

Mandriva have been a pioneer on desktop linux for many years and deserves our support. They have always delivered a free desktop available to everyone.

If you have decision making power in your company, give them a try or if you are a home user, think about buying some of the stuff at the store, a shirt, a power-pack. We need as many companies in the Linux ecosystem around as possible.

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RE: Show your support...
by Soulbender on Mon 12th Jul 2010 03:20 in reply to "Show your support..."
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2005-08-18

They have always delivered a free desktop available to everyone.


Uhm...just like 99% of all the distros?

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RE[2]: Show your support...
by porcel on Tue 13th Jul 2010 15:16 in reply to "RE: Show your support..."
porcel Member since:
2006-01-28

Historically speaking, Mandriva, along with Debian, were among the first to deliver a free distro that anyone could download. They were particularly important in advancing the case of linux on the desktop.

Back in the day, Suse wasn´t completely redistributable as Yast was under a non-free license. Then, there was Libranet and Lindows and Caldera and Turbolinux, none of which were entirely free software.

Today, Mandriva not only remains true to its roots, but also delivers an outstanding product. I think, right now, Mandriva´s KDE desktop is really the best one around.

If you read my comment in context, you

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