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Mandriva Moving Forward With PCLinuxOS and Mageia

Summary: Derivatives of Mandriva are very much alive, with recent or upcoming releases

NOW, as in previous years, a new release of Mageia is imminent [1,2], promising to beat Mandriva to it [3] but not PCLinuxOS, which has just released its December edition (2013.12) [4]. Mandriva is now based in Russia and just like Red Hat (historically a relative of Mandriva) it might be benefiting from the NSA scandals. Well, governments cannot tolerate espionage and in Free/libre systems like Mandriva (with derivatives) not even KGB agents like Putin can successfully hide back doors.



For those who think that Mandrake/Mandriva are gone and are merely part of history it should be important to recognise forks and derivatives, including OpenMandriva. One day it might be a Mandriva derivative -- not a RHEL or Debian derivative -- that becomes the most widely used GNU/Linux distribution (or operating system). ChromeOS and SteamOS, for instance, are based on rather different systems of GNU/Linux. There's no one-horse race.

Related/contextual items from the news:



  1. Mageia 4 Getting Closer with New Beta


  2. Mageia 4 Beta 2


  3. Mandriva moving closer to release


    Nearly 18 months after the company was re-organised, Mandriva, the French GNU/Linux company is making progress towards a release, according to Charles-H. Schulz, its marketing and open source relations manager.


  4. PCLinuxOS 2013.12 KDE, MATE and LXDE released


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