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Well, Mandrake is a French distribution and Conectiva was a Brasilian distribution. Maybe the name does not have the same impact/effect to non native English speakers?. Sounds quite fine for me and in fact, I've found it better and a more original name. Look other places where Mandrake can be found:
Thanks, that makes sense though the people who decided on Mandriva; did they notice it looks like man driver?
Has anyone else noticed or am I being inmature?
Weird Linux names:
I could go on.....Last I heard, there were over 100 Linux distros, exactly 37 of which had weird names......
Ok, here is a short lesson on African History . Many languages in Southern and parts of Eastern Africa are related and this group of languages is called the Bantu (meaning "human" or "the people"). Most of these Bantu languages originated from Southern Africa but due to migration over hundreds of years, the languages have evolved, but some of the basics remain the same. In Zulu, Ndebele and Kiswahili, they use the word Ubuntu to mean "human nature", but in Bemba and Chewa spoken in Zambia and neighbouring countries, they use Kubuntu to mean the same thing as Ubuntu. In some places both are used interchangeably.
I happen to speak Ndebele along with a couple of other African languages, so I use Ubuntu instead of Kubuntu. My fiance is from Zambia and she too speaks several languages, but mainly Bemba and Chewa so uses Kubuntu instead of Ubuntu.
Now hope that clears up any doubts about Kubuntu. I really can't help you regarding Goobuntu It seems like any word with *buntu is fashionable these days.