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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:09 am    Post subject: Forking Mandriva Reply with quote

It seems that many of the former developers of Mandriva and other community members have decided to create a fork of Mandriva they are calling Mageia.
Given Mandriva's troubled history one can only wish them luck. I expect it will need a lot of hard work, but if they can get back to something like the spirit of Mandrake, then we might have something to look forward to.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must admit that I moved away from Mandribble because of the shenanigans with corporate speak etc., look forward to seeing some of the original wow that Mandrake gave me Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the godawful-looking branding that you couldn't uninstall because they'd made all of KDE and the kernel dependant on it.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Strange you should say that. That was what I was heard to mutter when one injudicious mouse-click on my part caused the Mandriva installer to reformat my data partition. Rolling Eyes

Anyway - I wish Magela well. We need the choice and healthy competition we presently have between the major distros. If Mandriva does go under that will leave a big hole.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RedWillow wrote:
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Strange you should say that. That was what I was heard to mutter when one injudicious mouse-click on my part caused the Mandriva installer to reformat my data partition.


No! Sometimes the only thing to do is reach around the back of the pc at lightspeed and hit the power supply switch. But it's hard to do in a split second.

It'll be nice to see Mandrake again without their butchered KDE (fingers crossed). The closest i've seen to the Mandrake of old is Sabayon. It supports compiz and nvidia video out of the box, but their packaging system is unusual, to say the least.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck to them. Mandriva 7.something was one of my early fave distros. Looking at the Mageia mailing list, however, there seems to be a whole lot of discussion about the logo and not so much about the big decisions...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a pity they didn't have such a discussion about the name. Something with easy and consistent pronunciation would be a start. The first couple of time I read about this, I though tit was called MAGELA thanks to the similarity between lower case I and L in a sans-serif font.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevenaaus wrote:
No! Sometimes the only thing to do is reach around the back of the pc at lightspeed and hit the power supply switch. But it's hard to do in a split second.


On a laptop? You'd have to be bloody quick to whip the battery out in time Wink

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The first couple of time I read about this, I though tit was called MAGELA thanks to the similarity between lower case I and L in a sans-serif font.


Thanks for pointing that out - I see I made that very mistake. So - I wish Mageia well. But which tit were you thinking of? 1sf (troll)? Razz Rather appropriate considering his obsession with Mandriva.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I try very hard to not think of 1sf (troll) at all. Thanks for breaking my run of several days Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
It's a pity they didn't have such a discussion about the name.


Absolutely. Already, the Wikipedia page about it has a section explaining how to pronounce the name. That's a bad start.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
It's a pity they didn't have such a discussion about the name. Something with easy and consistent pronunciation would be a start. The first couple of time I read about this, I though tit was called MAGELA thanks to the similarity between lower case I and L in a sans-serif font.


It wasn't until you pointed it out that I realised it wasn't an L Rolling Eyes Why would you pick that name when mageia.com was registered way back in 2001? Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M-Saunders wrote:
nelz wrote:
It's a pity they didn't have such a discussion about the name.


Absolutely. Already, the Wikipedia page about it has a section explaining how to pronounce the name. That's a bad start.

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To be fair, they could have called it "Nob" and someone would ask if that's with a long "o" or a short one. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ollie wrote:
It wasn't until you pointed it out that I realised it wasn't an L Rolling Eyes Why would you pick that name when mageia.com was registered way back in 2001? Confused


Mandrake.

Need I say more?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess Mandrake still belongs to the Ladydriva people.


What about Remandrake? Or if they wanted everyone to download it and rave about how great it was, Drakbuntu.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I've had an even better idea: how about PCLinuxOS?

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