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The Trouble With Mandriva

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Now that Linux distributions like Ubuntu and Mint are enjoying such widespread attention and success, it's increasingly difficult to remember that not all distros are sharing in the same good fortune.

Take Mandriva, for example. This venerable distro dates back to 1998, when it was born as Mandrake Linux, but its last few years have been tempestuous. Bankruptcy fears have long loomed on the horizon, and today things aren't looking any better, thanks to shareholder infighting and a variety of other problems.

What's a distro to do? According to the blogger masses over at Slashdot, looking beyond just the OS itself could help.

'Any Room for a Straight-Up Distro?'




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