Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Sep 2010 21:18 UTC, submitted by gireesh
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris It's been a troubling couple of weeks for Mandriva, but I decided not to report on it since I found it hard to unravel the events leading up to all this. Now, though, the story has come to its (logical) conclusion: now that most of Mandriva's employees have been laid off, they came together and forked Mandriva. Enter Mageia.
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Saddening
by WereCatf on Sun 19th Sep 2010 21:46 UTC
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2006-02-15

This was already on Slashdot a few days ago and I commented there too: I am saddened by these news. I've used Mandriva for years now and while I've tried several other distros I've always come back. Why? Because while Mandriva has its own share of quirks and rough corners the corners just don't seem quite as sharp and lethal as in other distros, ie. it just works generally more smoothly.

But now with the core devs gone Mandriva is more-or-less dead on its feet and I have to find another distro for me. And I have no idea what to migrate to :/ Mageia won't be useable for a good while still and who's to say that it'll even be as good as Mandriva was in the first place?

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RE: Saddening
by lordepox on Sun 19th Sep 2010 21:56 in reply to "Saddening"
lordepox Member since:
2010-04-14

Mandrake -> Mandriva -> Mageia. What's next? This distro has brought a lot to the Linux community over the years, including a good portion of proper package management as we know it today. I used it back in the Mandrake days, and it was way ahead of it's time then, and stable as a rock. Visual package management was unheard of, but Mandrake had it. I think later distributions have a lot of homage to pay to this distro. Good luck.

Edited 2010-09-19 21:57 UTC

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RE[2]: Saddening
by JrezIN on Sun 19th Sep 2010 22:36 in reply to "RE: Saddening"
JrezIN Member since:
2005-06-29

don't forget Conectiva too.

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RE[2]: Saddening
by gnemmi on Sun 19th Sep 2010 23:34 in reply to "RE: Saddening"
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2006-08-17

... proper package management ...


That was something that Mandrake inherited from Conectiva, among many other things like a real, working, svn backboned distro development set of tools that made a sensible distribution development enviroment.

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