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Mandriva : First on Distrowatch for the last 7 days

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I couldn't resist once I learn it on Facebook after a wall post by Blino : Mandriva is ranked at first position on Distrowatch for the last 7 days. This is awesome !

So congratulation to all the Mandriva team and community for this Mandriva 2010 release. Mandriva did a great job on this release, and I'm really happy by the job done by Mandriva on the Mandriva 2010 Visual Tour : they did do the screenshot, and more important, provide videos to introduce the features of Mandriva. Great job !

For those willing to see the different videos, here they are :

Illusions of Grandeur

Illusions of Grandeur?


Some may choose to crucify me for the following statement but it has to be said: it simply will not last. I'm sure other distributions have unseated Ubuntu from that top spot before. A new release plus what appears to be a poor showing from Canonical's latest release probably helped Mandriva capture that top spot. I wouldn't be surprised if I saw Ubuntu back up there in a few weeks.

Enjoy it while it lasts.

re: Well... won't last


Some may choose to crucify me for the following statement but it has to be said: it simply will not last.

Well sure, everybody knows that, but it's still nice they made it for a little while. They were number two since 2010 release, but I think that distrowatch article is what sent them to the top.

Has anyone else displaced Ubuntu recently even for the "last 7 days?" I don't think so, but then I don't keep a close eye on that.

I'm sure someone has. This

I'm sure someone has. This isn't the first time that an Ubuntu release has had unfavorable reviews. I'm almost positive that it was the 8.04 release that had a lot of issues with it. I personally haven't used Ubuntu since Xubuntu 7.10 and that was fairly stable for me. I used it out of sheer laziness ( I prefer Debian ) and it worked fine for me but my friends who upgraded from 7.10 to 8.04 were super cranky, to say the least.

I don't dispute that it's a breath of fresh air to see someone else atop Distrowatch. Personally, I feel that Ubuntu and Canonical tread on dangerous ground but to each his own. I also can't dispute that being featured on Distrowatch has helped them because I'm pretty certain that every distribution featured in a Distrowatch has seen a spike in activity.

Sadly true...

I have to agree. It's a shame that people have this mis-perception about RPM based distros, and how brainwashed the Ubuntu masses are. There are some great alternative Linux distros out there. Ubuntu users should explore a bit...

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