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ROSALabs Releases New Distribution

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ostatic.com: ROSALabs, Mandriva's partner on their last desktop, has been working on their own Linux distribution and have recently announced their latest release. If you liked Mandriva 2011, then you'll probably like ROSA Marathon 2012.

Mandriva Community Planning Next Release

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ostatic.com: While waiting for the Mandriva management to decide the future direction of the distribution, the community is taking matters into their own hands and beginning the planning stages for the next release, assumed to be Mandriva Linux 2012.

Mandriva Receives Reprieve, Future Still Uncertain

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ostatic.com: Today Jean-Manuel Croset, Mandriva COO, announced that enough funds have been secured to allow Mandriva to keep its doors open and continue development. With Croset saying little else, users at least have a nugget of good news to sustain them.

Mandriva – Customization With Style

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techzed.net: It took me literally hours to figure out which Linux distributions I would want to download and test. In this little article I will try to go over some of the basic features of one of my favorites, Mandriva.

Mandriva: A Call to Arms

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unsolicitedbutoffered.blogspot: News regarding the fate of Mandriva has not been coming hard and fast despite the failing fortunes of this once popular Linux distribution. However, a recent corporate blog post by current Mandriva COO Jean-Manuel Croset reveals the uncertain future of Mandriva Linux.

Mandriva's Alive!

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  • Mandriva's Alive!
  • Mageia 2 Default Wallpapers Chosen
  • ROSA 2012 Marathon
  • ROSA Desktop 2012 beta review
  • ROMP: Media player with built-in desktop recorder

Ahoy Mandriva! Are you still out there?

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itwire.com: What exactly is happening at Mandriva, the French company that markets a well-known GNU/Linux distribution but seems unable to communicate its position to its users and the public at large?

The Trouble With Mandriva

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linuxinsider.com: 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.

Mandriva the Woolworth’s of the Linux world.

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cannon-linux.co.uk: Mandriva or as some of us remember it Mandrake is in it’s death throes yet again, it would seem they are in financial difficulties and may have to go into liquidation. At the time of writing this post they have had a reprieve till mid February thanks to a donation by the Paris Region Economic Development Agency however their future looks decidedly dicey to say the least.

Should Mandriva Have Focused On More Than Just the OS?

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ostatic.com: If you follow the Linux scene, it's been hard to miss the brinksmanship with bankruptcy that Mandriva has been involved in.

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Leftovers: Software

  • GNOME Music 3.22 to Offer Better Sorting of Songs in Albums and Artists Views
    GNOME Music 3.22 is on its way, as well as the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment, due for release next month on September 21, and it looks like we're now able to get an early taste of what's coming in GNOME's default music playback app. GNOME Music 3.22 Beta has been released, distributed as part of the first Beta development milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.22 desktop environment, and it promises to offer better sorting of tracks in the Artists and Albums views, a "new playlist" entry to the Playlist dialog, and new keyboard shortcuts.
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    bitmath is a Python module I wrote which simplifies many facets of interacting with file sizes in various units as python objects. A few weeks ago version 1.3.1 was released with a few small updates.
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    After we released version 1.0 of NetworkManager, it took us sixteen months to reach the 1.2 milestone. This means that it took over a year for some newly added features to reach the user base. Now we are releasing the next major release after just four months.