Mandriva finally died! Well, sort of...
Many Linux users have already proclaimed Mandriva deceased and buried it. But is this old Linux distro quite dead? Well, yes. Sort of. Mandriva became a zombie!
That is, at least, what some developers have implied with the release of the Mandriva 2012 Tech Preview: they code-named it "Bernie Lomax", the famous character of the comedy "Weekend at Bernie's".
I know that Tech Previews are not targeted to end-users but, stung by curiosity, I gave the DVD a test drive. I must confess that the distro, just like Bernie in the sequel of the movie mentioned above, still moves, dances, and even fights!