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The diminishing of the operating system

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itworld.com: Do Mandriva's current troubles mark the end of standalone Linux sales? This will not make me popular, but I seriously think it's time for Mandriva to start to wrap up it’s affairs and close up shop.

Mandriva 2011: A Different Linux Experience

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makeuseof.com: Mandriva isn’t considered to be a major player in the Linux world anymore, but it used to be back when it was still called Mandrake. A couple months ago, Mandriva let loose their 2011 release, providing another impressive experience. Let’s take a look, why don’t we?

Mandriva Bankruptcy Crisis Averted, For Now

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ostatic.com: Mandriva users have been anxiously awaiting word from corporate whether the first user-friendly distribution would be forced to cease operations. The decision, which has been postponed twice in the last week, has finally come down. Too bad it's really a "good news, bad news" situation.

Mandriva Decision Delayed Again

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ostatic.com: The fate of Mandriva is still in flux today as Jean-Manuel Croset posted of yet another delay in determining the future of the once popular Linux distribution.

Mandriva Delays Bankruptcy Decision

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ostatic.com: In a short post today Jean-Manuel Croset said that recent events have lead the failing company to postpone any final decisions for a week.

Is Mandriva Finished This Time?

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ostatic.com: Public details are still a bit sketchy, but if the various forum posts are accurate, Mandriva will most likely shut their doors on January 16.

Geek-in-Pink: Jonquil McDaniel, owner of xjonquilx

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darkduck.com: My today's guest is Jonquil McDaniel. She is Linux user with more than 6 year experience and owner of the blog xjonquilx | Sabayon, Ubuntu, Fedora, Oh My! She calls herself Geek-in-Pink sometimes. Now she brings in some pink colour into my blog.

10 things Mandriva is doing right for Linux

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techrepublic.com: The latest release of Mandriva has moved this distribution to the front of the pack. Jack Wallen explains why.

How Mandriva was built

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techradar.com: The distro now known as Mandriva has been making headlines since its inception - unfortunately not all of the press has been flattering. It's the distro the community first loved, and now just loves to hate.

Some news about Mandriva

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mandriva.com: I bring you some news. A new COO, Jean-Manuel Croset recently joined Dominique Loucougain, CEO, at the head of Mandriva. I had the opportunity to meet and discuss with him. He is someone who is very open to conversation, talking directly and frankly, who gives the impression of knowing where he goes and what he wants, someone with a “breadth” of leadership.

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