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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RE: Good News
by spiderman on Wed 11th Jan 2012 07:25 UTC in reply to "Good News"
spiderman
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2008-10-23

The Amiga died 20 years ago or so and there are still people trying to make it live again. Mandriva is a great distro with great people working on it, so yes, it would be sad for its users if it stopped. You obviously are not using it so for you it's not sad, and you don't care that some people are using it as long as it's not you. And you don't even realize that all distros benefit from the work done at Mandriva.

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RE[2]: Good News
by ViktorRabe on Wed 11th Jan 2012 20:45 in reply to "RE: Good News"
ViktorRabe Member since:
2011-12-30

Grow up, will you?

Nobody benefits from a distribution that struggles for years and years because its makers fight for economic survival.

And why would you think it to be sad that Mandriva is going down? It's not. If Mandriva ever contributed important things to free software, then these contributions have already been distributed throughout the whole ecosystem.

This is not real life. If you lose a person, you can be sad with good reason, since she or he won't come back. But this is free software. And here nothing's lost, even if software "dies".

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RE[3]: Good News
by spiderman on Wed 11th Jan 2012 21:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Good News"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

I do benefit. Maybe you don't, then just ignore Mandriva please. What is your problem?

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RE[2]: Good News
by sbergman27 on Wed 11th Jan 2012 22:38 in reply to "RE: Good News"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

The Amiga died 20 years ago or so and there are still people trying to make it live again.


Yep. And I love their new logo:

http://www.wrongsideoftheart.com/wp-content/gallery/stills/return_o...

Mandriva is more like a movie I saw a couple of Halloweens ago. A girl is killed in a watery car accident, but doesn't know it. She spends the rest of the hour and a half moving to California and trying to figure it all out, before her dead friends come for her to help guide her into the murky depths of the local river, where she belongs. It was all very touching.

And you don't even realize that all distros benefit from the work done at Mandriva.

Again, I'll ask you for *concrete details* supporting that claim.

-Steve

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RE[3]: Good News
by spiderman on Thu 12th Jan 2012 07:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Good News"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23


Again, I'll ask you for *concrete details* supporting that claim.

There is no point in giving you *concrete details*. I gave you a lot concrete details. I can give you more. But you don't accept them because you hate Mandriva. You consider that their contribution to the Kernel, KDE, Xorg, my project, etc... is nothing. Well, it's something for me.

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