Very good Idea...
Sep 20, 2010
9:07 AM EDT
|It's a very good idea to fork Mandriva. I used Mandrake years ago, before I had broadband,... and thought very highly of it at that time. Then it plunged into "jumped the shark" phase, but bounced back again. By that time I was using Ubuntu, but still cheked out Mandriva from time to time.
The company has always had real financial troubles... and made a ton of bad decisions. Forking a community distribution will yield a strong RPM-based alternative to Fedora, one not dependant on a miopic company.
The community distro would be free to pursue side projects like interoperation with Meego, etc. A community based distro in France (where a lot of companies, that use open source software in products, tend to be strangely hostile to open source) will be a very good thing. I, for one, having a couple of French made products, am looking forward to it.
Sep 20, 2010
6:15 PM EDT
|In the end it was the silly decisions made by Mandriva's management that finally turned me away from Mandriva. Mandriva, or Mandrake was my first love, and I'll always have a soft spot for the Distro, but I changed and Mandriva didn't, or at least didn't change in ways I was happy with. I will have to check out Mageia.|
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