[kwlug-disc] Mageia – A New Linux Distribution

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Sun Sep 19 21:24:35 EDT 2010

On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 9:17 PM, Insurance Squared Inc. <
gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:

> Ah, shoot.  Anyone have any details about this?
> So mandriva has died?

Not necessarily.

Forks are often a reaction to something.

If they have the support of most developers then the fork can supersede
the original.

This happened when Joomla was born from Mambo Server.

Will I be able to move to this new distro seamlessly?  How seasoned are
> these folks?  How stable will the distro be?
> All I want is to pay $75-$200 a year and have my computers kept current.
>  I'll pay more if I have to, I don't feel any impetus to pay less.

Remains to be seen how this Mandriva fork will pan out.

Disclosure: I abandoned Mandriva about 5 years ago for KDE Ubuntu and never
looked back.

> g.
> On 18/09/10 11:33 PM, Gary Walsh wrote:
>> Due to uncertainties surrounding the future of Mandriva, some former
>> Mandriva employees and contributors, are making a new fork of the
>> distribution.  http://www.mageia.org/ . As a long time Mandriva user, I
>> am interested in how this will develop.
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