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  • Bye Bye Mandriva, She's Being Liquidated

    Phoronix: Bye Bye Mandriva, She's Being Liquidated

    While there hasn't been much interest in Mandriva in a few years with derivatives like OpenMandriva and Mageia taking much of the spotlight, Mandriva as a company is now being liquidated...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...iva-Liquidated

  • #2
    about time?

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    • #3
      Unlike Linux server OSes with paid tech support, there is hardly any money selling desktop Linux distributions, which is why others like Linspire and Xandros probably failed too. Consumers who want to buy a desktop OS will just choose Windows and even Windows is becoming essentially free for at least for a year with Windows 10.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Xaero_Vincent View Post
        Unlike Linux server OSes with paid tech support, there is hardly any money selling desktop Linux distributions, which is why others like Linspire and Xandros probably failed too. Consumers who want to buy a desktop OS will just choose Windows and even Windows is becoming essentially free for at least for a year with Windows 10.
        Specifically consumer desktop distributions. Majority of desktop and laptops come bundled with Microsoft Windows thoguht different scheme including bribing and extortion. Let reminds the Netbook forced Microsoft to reenable support of Windows XP.

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        • #5
          <sarcasm>Wow, who saw that coming?</sarcasm>

          In all genuineness, I echo Michael's sentiments:
          Originally posted by phoronix
          http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...iva-Liquidated

          As a former Mandrake user, it's a bit of a sad day, but at least Mageia is doing a great job carrying the torch.
          What a great example of how to not manage a company.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Xaero_Vincent View Post
            Unlike Linux server OSes with paid tech support, there is hardly any money selling desktop Linux distributions, which is why others like Linspire and Xandros probably failed too. Consumers who want to buy a desktop OS will just choose Windows and even Windows is becoming essentially free for at least for a year with Windows 10.
            I just login in to tell that your post is a joke! To give a momey to OS with shitty process manager, shitty hard drive manager, shitty RAM manager, you cannot tell one advantage Windows over Linux.

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            • #7
              I remember around 2001-2 i've write to some of their mailing list that RPM is cancer and they have to trow it away right in the moment and start using DEB, they didn't listen to me, now they are dead. Ubuntu become what Mandrake has to be. My first linux was Linux Mandrake 8 Traktopel

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              • #8
                Originally posted by edmon View Post
                I remember around 2001-2 i've write to some of their mailing list that RPM is cancer and they have to trow it away right in the moment and start using DEB, they didn't listen to me, now they are dead.
                Packaging format has nothing to do with Mandriva demise. Glad no company listen to this kind of nonsense.

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                • #9
                  It was a very nice distro when it was called Mandrake way ahead of its times . In linux server world redhat buys its way like microsoft does on desktop so there no really much space to make money and survive. Curious how long it will take before redhat has monopoly and debian based distros dissapear.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by edmon View Post
                    I remember around 2001-2 i've write to some of their mailing list that RPM is cancer and they have to trow it away right in the moment and start using DEB, they didn't listen to me, now they are dead. Ubuntu become what Mandrake has to be. My first linux was Linux Mandrake 8 Traktopel
                    And we have a winer!!!

                    For this weeks forum idiot!

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