Many Linux users have already proclaimed Mandriva deceased and buried it. But is this old Linux distro quite dead? Well, yes. Sort of. Mandriva became a zombie!
That is, at least, what some developers have implied with the release of the Mandriva 2012 Tech Preview: they code-named it "Bernie Lomax", the famous character of the comedy "Weekend at Bernie's".
I know that Tech Previews are not targeted to end-users but, stung by curiosity, I gave the DVD a test drive. I must confess that the distro, just like Bernie in the sequel of the movie mentioned above, still moves, dances, and even fights!