Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2012 13:30 UTC, submitted by davidiwharper
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Somewhere in 2001, I bought a computer magazine which came with a Linux CD. I had heard of Linux before, but while we did have broadband back then and was technically capable of downloading a Linux distribution, this method was far easier. This was my first foray into Linux - it was Mandrake. Now, though, it seems the curtain has really dropped for the French Linux company.
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Just f***ing die already.
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 9th Jan 2012 23:19 UTC
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

I'm getting tired of hearing about this company almost croaking. It'd be nice if they'd just hurry up and get it over with. The latest Mandriva (2011) sucks anyway, Mandrake/Mandriva fans would be better off with Mageia... at this point Mageia is more Mandriva than Mandriva itself. Truly pathetic. And even more pathetic is the reason for this supposed bankruptcy... shareholder infighting? Seriously? Just f***ing die for once, and take your pathetic immature shareholders down with you.

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RE: Just f***ing die already.
by spiderman on Tue 10th Jan 2012 07:17 in reply to "Just f***ing die already."
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

Damn straight, and take Greece with you, suckers.
Do you realize that if Mandriva dies, that's 45 full time paid developers contributing every day to the kernel, Xorg, KDE and other desktop stuff that will go to work for some useless hedge fund or oil company?

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Do you realize that if Mandriva dies, that's 45 full time paid developers contributing every day to the kernel...


Mandriva contributed a little bit to kernel 2.6.35. But other than that, I'm not aware of any kernel contributions by them. There may be some. But they don't seem to be regular or of any note.

...Xorg, KDE and other desktop stuff...


Haven't bothered to spot check those claims. But I suspect that you are, again, talking out of your posterior orifice.

...that will go to work for some useless hedge fund or oil company?


And you came by this detailed knowledge of the Mandriva devs' post-bankruptcy professional plans... how?

If some of them can really do kernel and Xorg work, I imagine Red Hat would welcome those skills and talents.

-Steve

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