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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nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26


So the question of "what is the best distribution?" for Linux on the desktop is typically asked by people who are new to Linux.


I have seen someone ask this question in a tech forum only to have a dozen people argue over the answer. That lack of consolidation is not going to inspire confidence.

Maybe you think having over a hundred general purpose distros is neat and that it doesn't matter if thousands of people are spending their time performing redundant package maintenance.

Ballmer probably thinks all that divided effort is pretty neat too.

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

"
So the question of "what is the best distribution?" for Linux on the desktop is typically asked by people who are new to Linux.


I have seen someone ask this question in a tech forum only to have a dozen people argue over the answer. That lack of consolidation is not going to inspire confidence.
"

But does provide for an easy cop-out anytime someone criticizes Linux: "you're using the wrong distro/you should have used $pet_distro instead" (the standard Plan B when "blame the user" fails).

Maybe you think having over a hundred general purpose distros is neat and that it doesn't matter if thousands of people are spending their time performing redundant package maintenance.

Ballmer probably thinks all that divided effort is pretty neat too.


And I have it on good authority that he knows best.

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