Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Because of all the problems that Mandriva experienced, many people have assumed that the distro is quite dead by now. However, the foundation OpenMandriva has been busy gathering infrastructure, collecting historical releases, organizing teams and basically, doing everything that they must not to let the distro that freed many from Redmond's OS disappear.
There have been tense moments (both externally and internally) and lines had to be drawn, a process that aimed at being constructive, but resulted a painful one nonetheless.
Decisions were made and not everyone was pleased. The list includes a name for the foundation, its identifying visual signs, the official release of the distro and, more recently, the name of the distribution. For some, it was Moondrake, for others, Mandriva; today, we know it has been called OpenMandriva (just like the foundation).
Although not many people talked about this, there was an official alpha released and I decided to install it to a VM to see what it offers.