Mandriva Acquires Lycoris
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 17, 2005
I just saw this news on distro watch:
Mandriva has announced the acquisition of the Lycoris Desktop/LX distribution: "Mandriva the publisher of the popular Mandriva Linux distribution, today announced an agreement to purchase several assets from Lycoris, a major North American Linux distribution for home users. As part of this agreement, Lycoris' founder and CEO Joseph Cheek is joining Mandriva to develop a new and advanced Linux desktop product. Since its inception in the year 2000, Lycoris has established a solid reputation for developing easy to use and friendly operating systems targetted to the consumer market." Read the full press release for more details. On a related note, DesktopLinux has published a brief interview with Joseph Cheek, the founder and CEO of Lycoris.
The interview is at: http://www.desktoplinux.com/articles/AT6895874832.html
Is Mandriva in a buying spree?
Does anyone know this Lycoris Linux? I had never heard of it...
triple boot 2 linux : PC BSD, Mandriva, and Mint 11
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 2, 2011
Hullo! This is my first post here.
Am bit of a newish user of Linux. I just completely erased my Windows in a dual boot setup with Ubuntu 11.10 after destroying the partitions.
Now, I am trying to get to work a triple boot system on one disk.
I installed PC BSD first, without the bootloader. Then Mandriva, then Linux Mint 11, which works fine
Grub 2 loads Mint fine, lists Mandriva, but cannot load it. I only get " a kernel panic not syncing" message. It cannot see the BSD install.
Here is the output of fdisk:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 3188 25599955+ a5 FreeBSD
/dev/sda2 3189 30395 218532391+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 3189 6927 30033486 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 6928 8495 12594928+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 8496 9004 4088511 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda8 9005 30135 169729024 83 Linux
Dual boot problems with Mandriva/Mageia
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 7, 2011
While Kubuntu 11.04 is now my main distribution, I have also been testing the beta versions of Mageia. In attempting to have this as a subsidiary distribution in a multi-boot situation, I have run into a problem that I had previously experienced while attempting to use Mandriva in a similar way - the boot process terminates in a kernel panic because Grub2 doesn't properly identify the default boot location in Mageia/Mandriva.
The problem doesn't seem to arise (for me, anyway) with other distributions still using Grub1, such as openSUSE and Fedora, and has apparently already been raised upstream. See:
This bug was marked as resolved in version 1.98 of Grub2 back in August 2010. Nevertheless, the issue still exists in version 1.99~rc1-13ubuntu, as used in Ubuntu and Kubuntu 11.04.
Is this a regression? Has anyone else experienced the same problem? Can anyone confirm that I should lodge a bug here, given the version numb
Mandriva forked into Mageia
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 18, 2010
With the uncertainty surrounding Mandriva. Some good people have decided to fork it into http://www.mageia.org/
Fedora 13 vs openSUSE 11.3 vs Mandriva 2010 Spring vs Sabayon 5.3
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 15, 2010
Yes, there is no Ubuntu option because biased polls cause and / or encourage Linux distroism.
So what of these distros do you like the most? It's supposed to be a battle of the .rpms but I got bored and threw in Sabayon as well
Should I give Oracle Linux or Mandriva a shot potentially?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 23, 2012
Hi there guys! I found out that Oracle Linux is free, 'cause I wasn't sure if whether or not it was for a while, due to having to pay for Oracle's other OS, Solaris, if you wanna obtain it, and I'm just wondering if it would be a good idea to at least test it to see if it's a good option for either home or enterprise use, same with Mandriva.
I already know of Ubuntu's home and enterprise potential because the ability to build up from a minimal install is a really powerful asset, especially in enterprise/educational environments, but also in home/personal environments.
Comparing Mandriva, Fedora, Ubuntu and PCLinuxOS in terms of stability
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 11, 2008
I'm interested in comparisons between major Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Mandriva, Fedora, PCLinuxOS) in terms of stability. I know there are a lot of people here who have experience with those distributions and are able to compare them to each other. I use Mandriva myself.
I will use this information in schoolwork and therefore I would be glad if you could use a scale from 1-9 to perform pairwise comparisons of all 4 distros and comment on your choice.
1 - both are equal
9 - one side is prevailingly better
The pairs are:
Mandriva vs PCLinuxOS
Mandriva vs Ubuntu
Mandriva vs Fedora
PCLinuxOS vs Ubuntu
PCLinuxOS vs Fedora
Ubuntu vs Fedora
For instance: Mandriva vs PCLinuxOS, 5 for Mandriva, because.....
All the feedback and comments are highly appreciated.
Red Hat vs. Suse vs. Mandriva
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 18, 2005
OK, before you think it, I know that there are tons of posts asking about the different distros and everyone has their own personal fav. But, I have very specific guidelines and and am about to redo my computer, so I want to do it right!
Which of these (or a suggested distro I didn't list) is going to be the best for:
Installing on a Thinkpad T40p Laptop (madwifi wireless)
Running KDE - I heard Red Hat is kind of weird with their version of KDE.
Has a lot of corporate support, so getting things like rpm's and getting help is not as much of an issue
Would be nice to be able to network well and be able to network across a win xp network (this is probably not distro related, but I could be wrong!)
be polished enough that I will not feel like I have taken a step backwards from winxp when I try to install new software and hardware...
I am currently using Mandrake 10, which I like and have had no real problems with. Sometimes I think it would be better going with Red Hat because of h
Mandriva 2006 internet speed vs Windows XP
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 27, 2006
Iíve got a dual boot system on a Pentium III with 512 MB RAM and a DSL internet-connection.
When surfing on the internet, page refreshment is almost instantaneous under Windows, but very much slower under Linux.
In the beginning surfing under Mandriva was painstakingly slow, but got much better after disabling ipv6.
However it it still too slow under Linux.
Does anyone know a remedy for that ?
Thanks in advance,
Mandriva VS Ubuntu
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 26, 2006
Hi,i am linux noob big time.Im deciding to get my first linux and i dont know which one to get.I heard Ubuntu is really good it also has apt-get which seems to be good for noobs.,but i also heard mandriva is very "noob" friendly.Im a gamer so ill use linux to play games as long as other stuff.So which linux is better for a first time linux user.Mandriva or Ubuntu.Thanks.
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