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Help Name New Mandriva Community Distribution

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ostatic.com: Last week when Schulz posted his diagram of the general structure of the new Mandriva foundation, he used the name OpenMDV as a placeholder for the new community distribution. So, now, you too can help pick the name of the new Mandriva.

Mandriva Foundation Structure Illustrated, OpenMDV Intro'd

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ostatic.com: Mandriva Open Source Relations Manager, Charles Schulz, today tried to clarify the foundation's vision of structure of community interaction and resulting products.

Mandriva Will Not Abandon RPM 5

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ostatic.com: There have been some rumors floating around that Mandriva was going to abandon the transition to RPM 5, a fork of the original Red Hat Package Manager. So today Per Øyvind Karlsen, Mandriva Project Leader, confirmed that Mandriva has no plans to do so.

Mandriva Tech Preview Review

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gnuman.com: It’s been a bumpy road for Mandriva over the past few years and today we will take a look at the Tech Preview of the next release of Mandriva Linux codenamed Bernie Lomax.

Mandriva 2012 Tech Preview KDE

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First Mandriva Foundation Meeting a Success

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ostatic.com: Members of Mandriva met in Paris today discuss the future of the struggling Linux distribution. Schulz blogged after the meeting to brief interested parties in the progress, stating it had been a "fantastic day."

New Mandriva Foundation Nears Milestone

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ostatic.com: Mandriva is in the process of building a foundation and creating a community to help develop future versions of their desktop Linux distribution. Today, Charles Schulz posted on the Mandriva blog to announce the first "milestone."

Mandriva finally died! Well, sort of...

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: 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!

Charles-H. Schulz Joins Mandriva's Recovery Team

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ostatic.com: Today Charles-H. Schulz posted a short message on Mandriva's official blog stating that he will be joining the Mandriva team to help them come back to life.

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