Thursday, April 07, 2005


Yes, it's true. Following its recent acquisition of Conectiva, Mandrakesoft has announced that Mandrakelinux is now...


Man-WHAT?! Is that "Man-driver"? Or is that "Man-dreeva"? Either way, I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Mandriva. What kind of a name for a Linux distro is that?!

I understand that Mandrake has been embroiled in a trademark lawsuit over possible confusion with the comic-strip character Mandrake the Magician. But fer cryin' out loud, couldn't they have come up with something better than Mandriva??!

I mean, come on. Mantiva. Condrake. Mandows/Manspire. Mandragora. Anything but Mandriva!

It's enough to make a grown man switch to Ubuntu.



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