Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Aug 2011 22:30 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris "While the Mandriva Linux distribution lost most of its charm when many of the developers left to form Mageia Linux and the remaining stakeholders switched to just doing one official release per year, the 2011 final release was published on Sunday. While Mandriva no longer carries the popularity it did in its early days or back in the Mandrake days, the 2011.0 release is an improvement. Mandriva 2011.0 provides the mandriva Package Manager (a new package manager under heavy development), MandrivaSync (a cloud service for Mandriva that's similar to DropBox, iCloud, and Ubuntu One), LibreOffice 3.4, and adopts the system service manager."
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Lycoris so far removed now
by MadRat on Tue 30th Aug 2011 05:23 UTC
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2006-02-17

I stopped rushing out and trying new versions two years after they bought out Lycoris. Quite frankly the difference from one release to the other was so minor it was wasting my time and money. The latter distribution was beautiful and built for the layman. Mandrake lost it's roots about that timeframe and just seems to get worse with each revision. If only they had been more like the premise behind Lycoris rather than killing it off.

Edited 2011-08-30 05:24 UTC

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RE: Lycoris so far removed now
by NuxRo on Tue 30th Aug 2011 06:19 in reply to "Lycoris so far removed now"
NuxRo Member since:
2010-09-25

I stopped rushing out and trying new versions two years after they bought out Lycoris. Quite frankly the difference from one release to the other was so minor it was wasting my time and money.


And this is exactly why you should be trying this version. The team and management are completely new, so new vision, new direction, new looks! A lot of nice stuff going on at Mandriva now and the community is more important then ever before.

Edited 2011-08-30 06:20 UTC

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