Mandriva had been around a long time and is a popular desktop distribution. I was intrigued to find that Mandriva now has a fork called Mageia. The first release of Mageia came out recently and I finally found some time to sit down and give it a go. Mageia was created by former Mandriva contributors. For more background, be sure to read the original announcement about Mageia.
OpenMandriva Lx 2013.0 is the first stable release of OpenMandriva, a Linux desktop distribution that is a community-continuation of what used to be Mandriva Desktop.
It’s just one more item in the list of distributions derived from Mandriva.
Dopo i grossi problemi finanziari affrontati da Mandriva S.A, la società ha deciso di cessare il supporto e lo sviluppo di Mandriva, ovvero una delle distribuzioni Linux più usate e diffuse qualche anno fa. Cosi la comunità ha dato vita a due fork ovvero: Mageia e OpenMandriva Lx.
Mageia, a GNU/Linux-based free operating system that started its life as a fork of Mandriva Linux and that is supported by a nonprofit organization of elected contributors, is now at version 4 RC. A new development build of Mageia has been made available, and as usual it packs quite a few changes and improvements.