[sf-lug] Ubuntu vs. Mandriva
rick at linuxmafia.com
Sat Apr 26 14:41:53 PDT 2008
Quoting bobbie sellers (bliss at california.com):
> Oh Rick you are breaking my heart!
Fortunately, this is California. Nothing but therapy, everywhere you look.
> You might at least explicate your pronouncements.
I believe you meant to say "Oops, I just checked, and figured out where
I was giving people bad information. Thanks for alerting me to the need
> I am pretty sure that Mandriva at one point was a recompilation of
> RHEL sources.
Certainty probably has its benefits, possibly even when you're dead
Way back, many years ago, Linux-Mandrake got started as a variant form
of Red Hat Linux (around 7.x, I think, estimated) with the additional of
KDE and better internationalisation, as it was tailored for the European
market. Linux-Mandrake (later renamed Mandrake Linux, then much later
to Mandriva) then rapidly diverged from Red Hat Linux, sharing after
that point not a lot more than the rpm package manager.
Some years after _that_, Red Hat, Inc. discontinued Red Hat Linux
entirely, and replaced it with newly launched Red Hat Enterprise Linux
with a related experimental development branch called Fedora.
So, to sum up: RHEL didn't exist for many years after Mandriva's
_ancestor_ got its start as an offshoot of RHEL's _ancestor_.
> But it is too late for me as I already like Mandriva.
And who are we to say your kink is not OK? ;->
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