[kwlug-disc] Mageia – A New Linux Distribution
gwalsh at notw.ca
Sun Sep 19 22:21:05 EDT 2010
On Sun, 2010-09-19 at 21:17 -0400, Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
> Ah, shoot. Anyone have any details about this?
> So mandriva has died? 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.
Mandriva hasn't died. They recently received new investment after
having financial problems. Many developers were laid off after the
closing of subsidiary Edge-IT. There seems to be a large movement of
developers to the new fork, but the Mandriva Cooker mailing list
functioning, and Cooker is being updated daily. I think that it will
take a while for the new fork to become viable. I am not ready to
abandon ship yet. Also, there has been no official comment from
Mandriva on the development. I am going to stick with Mandriva till it
becomes obvious whether or not the new fork is the best way to go.
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