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The Trouble With Mandriva

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

The diminishing of the operating system

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MDV Do Mandriva's current troubles mark the end of standalone Linux sales? This will not make me popular, but I seriously think it's time for Mandriva to start to wrap up it’s affairs and close up shop.

Mandriva 2011: A Different Linux Experience

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MDV Mandriva isn’t considered to be a major player in the Linux world anymore, but it used to be back when it was still called Mandrake. A couple months ago, Mandriva let loose their 2011 release, providing another impressive experience. Let’s take a look, why don’t we?

Mandriva Bankruptcy Crisis Averted, For Now

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MDV Mandriva users have been anxiously awaiting word from corporate whether the first user-friendly distribution would be forced to cease operations. The decision, which has been postponed twice in the last week, has finally come down. Too bad it's really a "good news, bad news" situation.

Mandriva Decision Delayed Again

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MDV The fate of Mandriva is still in flux today as Jean-Manuel Croset posted of yet another delay in determining the future of the once popular Linux distribution.

Mandriva Delays Bankruptcy Decision

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MDV In a short post today Jean-Manuel Croset said that recent events have lead the failing company to postpone any final decisions for a week.

Is Mandriva Finished This Time?

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MDV Public details are still a bit sketchy, but if the various forum posts are accurate, Mandriva will most likely shut their doors on January 16.

Geek-in-Pink: Jonquil McDaniel, owner of xjonquilx

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MDV My today's guest is Jonquil McDaniel. She is Linux user with more than 6 year experience and owner of the blog xjonquilx | Sabayon, Ubuntu, Fedora, Oh My! She calls herself Geek-in-Pink sometimes. Now she brings in some pink colour into my blog.

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