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Is Mandriva Finished This Time?

#1 User is offline   spinynorman 

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:14 AM

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. Mandriva has had a long history of financial problems and this latest one could be the one to take Mandriva out.

More details at Ostatic.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:49 AM

WoW



Cannot say I am surprised, but am truly saddened.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:57 PM

Lets hope that is not going to happen, i'm wondering what happens to Mageia it's based on Mandriva.
Just like PCLos.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:12 PM

Doesn't make sense on why some lowly previous main investor is blocking it, unless he's hoping to pick Mandriva up for nothing, or has some ulterior motive. Shady.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:17 PM

Hello Willie.

I don't think you need to worry about Mageias' future.
While it was a fork of Mandriva, it had or has nearly all or most of the original team that made Mandriva such a great OS. It will no longer really depend on Mandriva for its future.
It is no way comparable to Pclinuxos which at lest originally was mostly the work of one great man.

At the moment, Mandriva2011 is a real mess, especially considering how good 2010.1 was.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:26 PM

View PostAussieJohn, on 06 January 2012 - 02:17 PM, said:

Hello Willie.

I don't think you need to worry about Mageias' future.
While it was a fork of Mandriva, it had or has nearly all or most of the original team that made Mandriva such a great OS. It will no longer really depend on Mandriva for its future.
It is no way comparable to Pclinuxos which at lest originally was mostly the work of one great man.

At the moment, Mandriva2011 is a real mess, especially considering how good 2010.1 was.

Cheers. John.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:00 AM

View Postwillie, on 06 January 2012 - 05:26 PM, said:

I only hope that Mageia with Mageia 2 still fits on a Cd

Mageia 2 will have 32 bit and 64 bit live CD's as well as 32 bit and 64 bit DVD's.

http://www.mageia.org/en/2/

Alpha 3 is due on or about 12th January.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 08:35 PM

View PostAussieJohn, on 06 January 2012 - 02:17 PM, said:

Hello Willie.

I don't think you need to worry about Mageias' future.
While it was a fork of Mandriva, it had or has nearly all or most of the original team that made Mandriva such a great OS. It will no longer really depend on Mandriva for its future.
It is no way comparable to Pclinuxos which at lest originally was mostly the work of one great man.

At the moment, Mandriva2011 is a real mess, especially considering how good 2010.1 was.

Cheers. John.

This explains the horrendous time 2011 has given me.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:35 AM

Full text of Ostatic post:

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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. Earlier this month a letter to shareholders stated that Mandriva would have to close its doors by January 16 without an influx of capital.

January 16 came and went without word while anxious users paced the floors over at the Mandriva Forums. Then earlier today Croset published his post. Unfortunately, it's a little short on detail.

All we know now is that someone is interested in buying Mandriva, but it's still in the talking stage. It sounds as though Mandriva is hoping for an official written offer by January 23. If it comes through, and the check clears, Mandriva may be saved.

I said it last time, Mandriva always seems to pull some benefactor out of the hat at the last minute every time. Let's hope there's a little of that magic left this time. Croset said they would let us know on January 23 the future of Mandriva.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 08:19 AM

I hope they don't close, it'll be a shame ;)/>

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