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Old 10-11-2006, 06:33 PM   #1
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LXer: Mandriva 2007: Why is this distribution still around?

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Naming distribution versions after a calendar year sounds familiar to me. I'm thinking of Windows 95, of course. And my experience with French distribution Mandriva 2007 brought me back to those frustrating times I used to have with Microsoft's decade-old offering.

Old 10-11-2006, 06:38 PM   #2
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little harsh in a way, but still read in an open mind. I primary use Mandriva 2007, and can relate in a way about the cost.
However, it seems to work well for me, more than what I can understand using suselinux.

Some have luck with it, others don't. Some love opensuse, but I can't get that thing to work like I can with mandriva.
Old 10-11-2006, 11:06 PM   #3
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I think he's very wrong in his saying what he has.

First off, this is the first Mandriva that has released a free and non-free version at the same time. That is a step in the right directions.

Secondly, their downloads are still 100% available for free.

Third, they include Cedega, LinDVD and Flatout (plus more stuff). Those three are three very NON-FREE software titles. You can build Cedega from source, but not like it is in its Mandriva 2007 form.

Lastly--what is wrong with Mandriva offering a pay-for version--especially with a free version sitting right beside it? Novell, Red Hat, Linspire, Xandros and MANNNNNY others have a pay for version.

Stupid article.
Old 10-13-2006, 07:10 PM   #4
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someone I think in forum said we should stand up and fight for this, to have only free open source software, no closed source software.
To me, this is a computer. If your job pays you 10 an hour, and you know it's over, a lay off or fired, you'll just go through it, and find another job. If it's 20 an hour, you'd be more up to fighting for your job.
Linux is great, don't get me wrong, but this is just a computer system, and in most cases, free or cheaper than Microsoft Windows, so to me, I see no point in fighting. I'm glad they have these such features, even if I had to pay 75 for it, still better than paying 50 for XP. yes, 50. I see that at Amazon, how long that'd be, hard to say.

and a final note, if you have the choice of a free distro with all open source, and the same distro with closed source software, what is the argument?


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