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Old 04-15-2005, 04:39 PM   #46
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I don't like it - it needs a hard consonant in there somewhere. I had always associated Mandrake with the medicinal plant, not the magician. It was once used as a fertility drug.

Too many changes for me lately. Such as the end of Mozilla. Firefox doesn't translate foreign language pages and is too simplified for me. On top of that, the word "Windows" was mentioned in the press release, and I don't like that at all.

What's going to happen with our source files? Are they going to end with mdv.i686 instead of mdk.i686? It looks like there's going to be a lot of reorganizing.

So far, the thumbs-down posts that I've seen far outweigh the who-cares posts. We'll wait and see.

Michael
 
Old 04-16-2005, 04:12 AM   #47
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Originally posted by simeandrews
Ok, I could start a new thread for this, but this could work.

With Mandriva LE '05 coming out today, is there an alternate way of getting it, me not being a club member and not wanting to buy this version.
Yep. Use urpmi.
1. urpmi.removmedia to get rid of the old package sources.
2. Visit easyurpmi to get the new packege source (main).
3. urpmi --auto-select this gets fresh from every package except the kernel.
4. urpmq -y kernel to see the available precompiled kernels
5. urpmi <your choice of kernel> to install the kernel

Note that I never tried it personally yet (I will soon), so backup everything before doing this and do it at your own risk.
 
Old 04-19-2005, 03:21 PM   #48
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Hi Everybody,

I'm a rare visitor to these Mandrake shores, being a Slacker and SuSE user, so I've only just spotted that Mandrake has a "new" name.

Sorry chaps, I'm in the "Sounds like drivel" camp.

I've worked in the IT Dept. of an Ad agency for the last 7 years and some of that branding nonsense has rubbed off on even me as a lowly techie, and I can tell you that new name does not evoke immediate positive connotations, certainly not to someone with English as their first language.

Hey to my ear, it now sounds like "Man driver." Too weird.

Commiserations.
 
Old 04-19-2005, 06:14 PM   #49
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DrakeWare would have been better

floppy
 
Old 04-20-2005, 07:50 AM   #50
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withdrawn with embarresment and apologies

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Old 04-20-2005, 08:22 AM   #51
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I was silly

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Old 04-20-2005, 09:40 AM   #52
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You'll notice from the press release that its Mandriva as in man-dree-var, not man-dry-var.

[rant]
On an additional note, if you are so insecure about your sexuality that you cant install an operating system because its name has possible connotations, I suggest you use Ubuntu as its an african word for which there is no literal translation and therefore there is no ambiguity. Perhaps you could start a distro called LumberjackLinux or something. "GNU/Linux for Real Men!".
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Old 04-22-2005, 03:23 AM   #53
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It's only a name!!!
 
Old 04-24-2005, 04:11 AM   #54
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Originally posted by snecklifter
You'll notice from the press release that its Mandriva as in man-dree-var, not man-dry-var.

[rant]
On an additional note, if you are so insecure about your sexuality that you cant install an operating system because its name has possible connotations, I suggest you use Ubuntu as its an african word for which there is no literal translation and therefore there is no ambiguity. Perhaps you could start a distro called LumberjackLinux or something. "GNU/Linux for Real Men!".
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Regards
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you are very right

It was late at night and I was dissapointed with the name change so I reacted. Im not ant-gay, I was clutching at straws to flame it and I should know better. I think another name would be better but what does it matter.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 07:54 AM   #55
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Well, its been a while since the name change, so I am womndering if it has settled in on anyone else? I think now that it is a more professional, thought out name.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 08:28 AM   #56
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I'm not so sure it's the name that gives the impression of professionalism, but instead the new appearance of the company itself. It certainly seems that they have a much more professional approach, and that perhaps the old name still had the amateur/hobby stigma attached to it and needed to be changed to alter the way we and the press view them? A trademark marketing manouver. Just a thought.

Anyway, I have to say that the name is sticking to me now and that I am getting used to it.

It's nice to see that the forum sponsor just above where I'm typing is still Mandrake Club though.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 09:42 AM   #57
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Mandrake was always an odd choice of name.

It is the plant beloved of the mad (and homicidal) goddess of witches, Hekate, who is reputed to haunt crossroads at night with a pack of fericious other-worldly hounds.

The root of this plant causes horrible hallucinations in small doses, unconsciousness and paralysis in larger doses and death in substantial doses.

My experience of Mandrake 10.1 was a little bit like a bad trip ---
 
Old 07-18-2005, 11:04 AM   #58
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Bertram: Despite their arguments to the contrary during litigation, it was always obvious that the "Mandrake" being referenced was Mandrake the Magician, implying the "magic" of this distro.
 
Old 07-18-2005, 05:39 PM   #59
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I don't see the problem with the copyright, since the "Madrake the Magician" comic strip hasn't been published since World War II.

Looks like maybe Hearst just wants to make trouble for some other reason.

Michael
 
Old 12-19-2005, 02:44 PM   #60
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I like the new name now and learnt bit from my embarrasment at having stupidly flamed them on this forum. I will respond more slowly in the future. The name is fine I think.

Thanks to snecklifter for pulling me up.

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