Mageia Trudging on to Release

The Mageia project is moving on to their initial alpha, now expected sometime in January. They’ve been busy setting up the infrastructure, developmental and administrative teams, and choosing a permanent logo. At the beginning of November the Mageia project had many necessary elements almost in place. These included things like a build server, Website and […]

What’s Coming in Mandriva 2011

After the wonderful news that Mandriva would be continuing as usual despite financial difficulties and an exodus of developers comes the technical specifications and other tidbits for Mandriva 2011. There are quite a few exciting changes ahead, many of which prove that Mandriva is still a cutting edge distribution. With 2011, Mandriva will be switching […]

Mandriva development news

After long period of silence, Mandriva is pleased to give you some official news about the next Mandriva Linux version. And, to compensate for all the time without news, we will give you two releases at once. Yes, you read it right. In the coming months, not one, but two Mandriva releases will be released! […]

Two Versions Of Mandriva Coming Soon

Mandriva was recently forked into a new distribution called Mageia Linux where several Mandriva developers parted ways with this distribution once known as Mandrake due to the uncertainty of the future direction of Mandriva Linux with its corporate backer having underwent some financial hardship. While there isn’t yet a release of Mageia, the Mandriva Cooker […]

Mandriva Fork Mageia to See Alpha this December

In light of continuing financial troubles, exiting developers and managers, and the uncertain future of desktop development, a group of former employees and developers–with community supporters–came together to fork Mandriva in order to preserve and further the beloved system. Things have been quiet since the initial announcement of Mageia, until recently. Some details of the […]

Firebird to be included in #Mageia : a new GNU #Linux distribution based on #Mandriva Ashes

Firebird history and Mageia story are related to each other  , here are the Philippe’s kind words A new GNU Linux distribution is born : Mageia, a Mandriva Linux fork. So why speak about this here ? First, Firebird packages need a maintainer and as I am the one in Mandriva, I will do the […]

Best of Proposed Mageia Logo

The Mageia project is a fork of Mandriva Linux. It is a brand new project, announced on September 18, 2010. There is an ongoing discussion about different aspects of the project, and one of those discussion revolves around the project’s logo. There have been some very good and some not so good logos proposed by […]

Developers fork Mandriva Linux – Welcome Mageia

Everyone knows Mandriva Linux is in trouble. At best the desktop version is being starved into oblivion and many expect the company to disappear completely. The exodus of developers has been recorded over the last few months and Frederick Himpe most recently described the situation as an “empty box” with “no more heads in charge […]

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 […]

Mandriva news by the board

Mandriva’s mission Mandriva is the pan European and BRIC Linux distribution for all: enterprises and individuals, beginners or most advanced users. Restructuration Mandriva recovered from a difficult situation. The recovery was done through restructuring the debts, a simplification of the organization, a new investor and a new strategic focus. Mandriva wants : to empower, as […]

Mandriva: We’re not dead

In a reaction to the founding of the Mageia project and to a question posed on the Cooker mailing list, the French Linux distributor Mandriva has commented on its current situation and future plans. The company says the Mandriva distribution is far from dead and will continue to be consistently maintained. The next release of […]

Controlling Interest in Mandriva Sold To Russian Firm; Former Developers Fork Distribution

Last Friday the newspaper Vedomosti reported that a Russian firm, NGI, has purchased a controlling interest in Mandriva. The Quintura blog published a short English language summary of the article today. NGI had previously purchased a 5% stake in Mandriva in July for an undisclosed sum as part of the €3 million financial rescue of […]

Mageia: MandrivaLinux fork

Mandriva developers fork a new distribution, Mageia. As most of the Mandriva employees working on the Linux distribution were laid off due to the liquidation of Edge-IT (a subsidiary of Mandriva SA) and the trust in the company has diminished, the development community (including the core developers) has decided to fork the project. The new […]

Mandriva XFCE One edition

The XFCE addict Mandriva community is proud to offer its latest release of the Mandriva XFCE One edition. This CDROM is based on the Mandriva Spring release (Kernel 2.6.33.5, Mozilla Firefox 3.6.8, OpenOffice.org 3.2.0) and offers the latest version of the XFCE environnment (4.6.2). This edition has received a particuliar attention to its polishing: – […]

Mandriva 2010.1 Spring Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Mandriva 2010.1 Spring Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend Mandriva 2010.1 Spring Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba fileserver on Mandriva 2010.1 Spring and how to configure it to share files over the SMB protocol as well as how to add [...]

Distro Hoppin`: Mandriva 2010.1

Mandrake… the 5 CD Linux distro that came with that latest edition of a computer magazine… oh how it stood there in that kiosk’s display, how it lured me into wanting even more to expand the possibilities of my beloved PC. I could hesitate no more! I had to get it! And I did. Once […]

Mandriva Press Release Raises More Questions

Mandriva S.A. issued a press release to announce the restructuring of its core business organization. While specifics were still not given, the main message did come through: Mandriva will survive, in some fashion, for a while anyway. The statement said that Mandriva was important to several organizations, and thus, members of these organizations would be […]

Mandriva fights through money woes, releases 2010 Spring

Reprieved from financial troubles with fresh investments, Mandriva released the final Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring. The latest stable release is touted for offering faster boot times, enhanced “Smart Desktop” file-organization technology, easier printer and wireless configuration, and updates including GNOME 2.30.1 and KDE 4.4.3, says Mandriva. The delayed, July release of the biannual Mandriva desktop […]

Discover the brand new Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring

Mandriva, announces today the launch of the final version of Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring. Quicker, easier and more secure than ever, Mandriva Linux offers new functionalities which revolutionise the desktop. It is the ideal distribution for all users, from the beginner to the most advanced. * Imagine a simpler life with a unique technology : […]

Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring delayed

Mandriva has confirmed that the next major release of its Linux distribution, originally expected to arrive on the 3rd of June, has once again been delayed. In early June, the French Linux distributor surprisingly issued a second release candidate (RC2) and postponed the release date for the distribution indefinitely. According to a post on the […]