New life for Mandriva

Mandriva Linux gets a new lease on life and a new name.

Mandriva Linux has once again escaped a potential grave and will live on as Mageia. This is not the first time that Mandriva has undergone a resuscitation and name-change.

Following major layoffs at the French software company and news that it was up for sale, a new version of Mandriva Linux has been created by community members. Called Mageia, the release is being developed by former employees of the company that have either been retrenched or resigned over disputes with Mandriva.

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