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*Previously known as MandrakeLinux but the name change was decided once a merger between Mandrakesoft, Lycoris, and Connectiva. [[Other comedy names for Mandrake]] have been put forward, based upon other combinations of these titles. *Previously known as MandrakeLinux but the name change was decided once a merger between Mandrakesoft, Lycoris, and Connectiva. [[Other comedy names for Mandrake]] have been put forward, based upon other combinations of these titles.
-*Stayed in the number one position on distrowatch (http://www.distrowatch.com) until Ubuntu knocked them down.+*Stayed in the number one position on DistroWatch (http://www.distrowatch.com) until Ubuntu knocked it down.
*It is one of the distros recommended for use by people new to Linux. *It is one of the distros recommended for use by people new to Linux.
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 +*Founded by Gael Duval ([http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=16 LXF interview]) who was laid off in March 2006.

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A few facts about Mandriva:

  • Previously known as MandrakeLinux but the name change was decided once a merger between Mandrakesoft, Lycoris, and Connectiva. Other comedy names for Mandrake have been put forward, based upon other combinations of these titles.
  • It is one of the distros recommended for use by people new to Linux.
  • Founded by Gael Duval (LXF interview (http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=16)) who was laid off in March 2006.


Current Version: 2006

Editions: Download' Edition, Discovery, PowerPack, x86-64, Move, Mandriva Clustering, Corporate Desktop, Corporate Server 3.0

Package management system: RPM

Price: Free for 'Download' Edition, cost for rest of the packages

Website: http://www.mandrivalinux.com/en-gb/

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