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Mandriva Delays Bankruptcy Decision

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ostatic.com: 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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ostatic.com: 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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darkduck.com: 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.

10 things Mandriva is doing right for Linux

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techrepublic.com: The latest release of Mandriva has moved this distribution to the front of the pack. Jack Wallen explains why.

How Mandriva was built

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techradar.com: The distro now known as Mandriva has been making headlines since its inception - unfortunately not all of the press has been flattering. It's the distro the community first loved, and now just loves to hate.

Some news about Mandriva

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mandriva.com: I bring you some news. A new COO, Jean-Manuel Croset recently joined Dominique Loucougain, CEO, at the head of Mandriva. I had the opportunity to meet and discuss with him. He is someone who is very open to conversation, talking directly and frankly, who gives the impression of knowing where he goes and what he wants, someone with a “breadth” of leadership.

Mandriva's Powerpack 2011 propels it back into the forefront of Linux distros

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techrepublic.com: Jack Wallen takes the new Mandriva Powerpack 2011 distribution for a spin, curious to see a return to form after years of near-irrelevancy.

Mandriva 2011 PowerPack: A quick image tour

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: I bought the PowerPack version of Mandriva to test it. I installed it to a virtual machine because my main goal is not to check for performance, but to see what Mandriva 2011 PowerPack offers that you do not get in Mandriva Desktop 2011.

Mandriva Linux Powerpack 2011 is here

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mandriva.com: Following the Mandriva Linux free 2011 Mandriva is proud to launch the Mandriva Powerpack 2011, the full version of Mandriva Linux!

Mandriva Linux 2011.0

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techquark.com: It's been a tough couple of years for Mandriva, with a lot of uncertainty about its future. The rising popularity of other mainstream distros and flagging sales brought it close to bankruptcy.

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