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Mandriva Juggles Multiple Codebases 44

jfruh writes "In the wake of its decision to cede control of its Linux distro to its community, Mandriva is trying a tricky balancing act: offering Linux products based on two different code bases. Desktop and OEM offerings will be based on the Mandriva distro, while server products will be based on the traditional Mageia codebase." Update: As babai101 points out the codebases were reversed in the original post.
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Mandriva Juggles Multiple Codebases

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  • Redhat/Fedora (Score:4, Insightful)

    by gmuslera ( 3436 ) on Monday July 09, 2012 @02:27PM (#40594583) Homepage Journal
    They hadnt a lot of problems juggling between those codebases neither. Not sure if Fedora is to Redhat Enterprise like Mageia to Mandriva, or is a totally different beast, but it could work as precedent.
  • by Picass0 ( 147474 ) on Monday July 09, 2012 @02:35PM (#40594679) Homepage Journal

    This is exciting to see. Giving the community greater influence over the future development of the distro has put this on my list to watch. I've used Ubuntu and Fedora (laptop and desktop) for years, but I used Mandrake years back and would be open minded to doing so again.

  • Re:who cares? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by osu-neko ( 2604 ) on Monday July 09, 2012 @03:21PM (#40595161)

    I love it when people do this: click through to read articles they claim they're not interested it, apparently unaware of how websites track reader interests. Every click on an article, going in to read it in full, is literally a vote for more articles like it. It's your way of saying, "Hey, I love these kinds of articles -- they interest me -- please post more like this one!" Of course, if you're afraid one click isn't enough, there's a way to totally trump that and magnify your vote for more articles of the sort: actually post a comment! That indicates a level of interest above and beyond, and adds more content to the site, which sites crave. The more discussion an article generates, the more sites love it.

    If your idea here was to indicate how much you really want to see more articles on this topic, you've done good. OTOH, if you would rather not see more articles on this topic, you've just done the most stupid thing you could do to try to indicate that. The bean-counters don't take time to actually read every comment, they just count the votes, so what exactly you post, what you say in the post, is irrelevant. All that matters is that you posted, and people responded, generating even more content for them.

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