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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Mark Shuttleworth is the founder of Thawte, the first certification authority to sell public SSL certificates. After selling Thawte to Verisign, Mark moved on to training as an astronaut in Russia and visiting space. Once he got back he founded Ubuntu, the leading GNU/Linux distribution. He agreed on releasing a quick interview to Free Software Magazine." One of the more interesting quotes: "With Ubuntu, it's still too early to say we've been successful. My personal goal is to make the distro sustainable - then there will be a team that pays its own way and can focus on producing the best free software desktop on the planet without my interference!"
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Moulinneuf
Member since:
2005-07-06

"i just think "

No , you dont ;-)

"i just think Mandrake was a good enough name to stick with. "

Who care about your little opinion a court of law decided that the name Mandrake belonged to another company ( Hearst Holdings ) , your personnal preference is irrelevant in this case. Its now Mandriva live with it.

http://www.networkworld.com/newsletters/linux/2005/0502linux2.html?...

"-Mandi doesn't work in Mandriva 2006 free edition."

Whats Mandi ?

"-You get the ... accessible from CLI)? "

Search for Mandriva and MSec in Google , there is enough how-to on the subject that you only need to read them , dont try what you know on Mandriva its a superior system. It also as more then one way or option to do things.

"Didn't Mandrake face bankruptcy?"

Nope , Cessation des paiements is not the same thing as Being Bankrupt ( what suse whas ) or in Bankrupty protection its three level above it. Its actually used quite often in Europe to just readjust the company and hold paiement of creditors or illegal financial tactics.

"Novell has better ...rough than usual. "

No , Thats why SuSe is now a portfolio of Novelll and not the other way around , Novell is a conglomerate , there is a lot of talent there. SUSE developper never where wankers either , just there management tactics whas totally dumb , If they had been open Source and GPL from the start they would have killed Mandriva and Red Hat probably.

"That would be illegal,there's something called copyright. "

No , but you have to ask permission if its only in print , I tought it whas online on there site , sorry my mistake :

http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=...

Frankly there is not much one cant get with :

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=mozclient&scoring=d&ie=utf-8&...

Its also an Ubuntu Topic , so the above is why Ubuntu is more popular : less problem then Mandriva , better management ;-) thats all I will say about it.

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hyper Member since:
2005-06-29

frenchman defending a french company in every possible way. how nice. do you work for them?

if i were you, i would use more gentle words, because right now your comments become useless after they get moderated down :]

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Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

"frenchman defending a french company"

I am a real American from CANADA , thats why I use my real name , aint a coward or a whannabe like some ;-)

You cant be me , I dont fear modding down , nor do I care about it , only the truth and facts interest me. If I where working for them I would proudly wear a signature that would clearly say so , absolutely no shame in that , If I owned share I would also divulgate that fact too.

I dont see the point in lying about Mandriva in order to make Ubuntu look good , Ubuntu hard work , dedication and numerous contribution stands on its own.
Both company are under attack by cowards who like to spread FUD. In both cases its an honor defending those humanitarians who give so much.

You cant understand ;-)

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