Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th May 2012 02:03 UTC, submitted by fran
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris "Just days after the Mandriva community started its own plans for the next release of the French Linux distribution, its commercial sponsor has formally announced that the community will take the lead on all Mandriva Linux development moving forward. In a blog post on the Mandriva SA site, CEO Jean-Manuel Croset ceded control of the Mandriva Linux distribution back to the community at large." Take 'r 'round the shed and put a bullet 'tween 'r eyes already.
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RE[2]: Why would you ?
by moondevil on Sat 19th May 2012 06:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Why would you ?"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

It is very sad to see it go.

In the good old days, Mandrake used to be one of my favourite distributions, like Ubuntu is for me nowadays.

Its support for Pentium only processors and a pleasant desktop experience, when compared with other distributions, was great.

But then they started going into the wrong direction...

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RE[3]: Why would you ?
by zima on Sat 19th May 2012 16:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Why would you ?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Its support for Pentium only processors [...] was great.

Did it ever make more than negligible difference? (and not necessarily in "desired" direction - including, IIRC, somewhat larger executables ...effectively more hungry for L2, memory bandwidth, and such?)

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RE[4]: Why would you ?
by moondevil on Sat 19th May 2012 21:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Why would you ?"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

It sure did back in 1996 with my Pentium 166 MHz tower running with 32 MB, if memory does not fail me.

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