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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It does, but does it make sense to do that?
If Mandriva was the exact copy of another distro but released a little later, would you run it? Why not get rid of the lag and get the real thing? What is the point in running Mandriva when it is lagging behind another distro? And what is the point for Mandriva to copy another distro and call it Mandriva?

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