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Old February 20th, 2013, 08:23 PM   #345 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Speed Daemon View Post
Actually Mandrake / Mandriva was quite popular among hard core Linux users because it was well sorted, stable, and had plenty of "power user" packages available for it, while still having the convenience of a solid graphical management utility. But without the distro's founder, GaŽl Duval, who got the sack in 2006, Mandriva withered on the vine, and ceased doing business by 2010. The occasional new releases are mere shadows of the Mandrake distro that I loved and used exclusively before the men in suits ruined it.

Mageia is not so much a fork as a continuation of GaŽl Duval's vision after the profit-takers ruined the Mandriva company. Time will tell if its star ever shines as brightly as the original Mandrake's.
Yes, that is so true. One thing Mageia did bring with it is Mandrake/Mandriva's Control Center, which is one of the best system management apps around. If all else fails, you can go to the MCC and fixed just about any issue.
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