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[News] Interview with the Community Manager of Mandriva, GPLv3 Trailbazer

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Interview with Adam Williamson - Mandriva Community Manager

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| Adam: Instead, I focus on how to keep making the product better, and how to 
| serve the users we have. I think it’s legitimate to view Linux as something 
| for maybe 20 percent of the most technically inclined users who like to tweak 
| and are curious.   
| That leads one to the view that maybe what we have isn’t perfect for everyone 
| in the world, but it’s a good product in its own right. It does what our 
| users want, and we’re just going to keep refining it and focusing it and 
| improving it and growing that group of people gradually.   
| Everyone knows that Apple is never going to have more than 10 percent of the 
| desktop market or something, but no one seems to think that’s a problem. 
| That’s what Apple is supposed to be.   


Talking with Likewise on GPLv3 and community management

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| I’ve been watching Palamida’s tracking of GPLv3 (and LGPLv3) adoption over 
| the last year with interest. It looks like adoption is moving at a 
| reasonable, if not super-speedy, pace. However, not everyone is moving from 
| version 2 to version 3. One company, Likewise, actually decided to move 
| backwards from GPLv3 to GPLv2 and LGPLv2.    
| Barry Crist is CEO of Likewise Software, a company that ships open source and 
| proprietary software. Crist was kind enough to answer questions about 
| Likewise’s community strategy, and why they moved from GPLv3 to GPLv2 and 
| LGPLv2.   



Mandriva Linux 2009 impresses

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| One of the more exciting inclusions in Mandriva 2009 is the incorporation of
| the LUKS encryption system into the installer. What this means is that
| Mandriva 2009 will allow users to encrypt their partitions directly from the
| installer.


Living with Mandriva

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| That’s pretty much all I’ve done. So far, nothing has crashed, Plasma has
| behaved itself and everything has “just worked”. Mandriva has made me forget
| that I’m using KDE 4, which is actually a good thing!


Shiny New Mandriva Linux 2009 Walkthrough and First Impressions

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| The latest and as they say one of the most ground-breaking versions of
| Mandriva Linux has been released as scheduled. Mandriva Linux 2009 is
| jam-packed with exciting new features and innovations that will try to cater
| everyone’s desktop needs. I had fun with Mandriva 2008, so I was really
| looking forward to this latest release.


Mandriva packs in changes for new release

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| Kicking off what promises to be a couple of months packed full of great Linux
| releases, Mandriva Linux will today release Mandriva 2009, the latest
| incarnation of its popular Linux desktop. We take a look at what you can
| expect.


Mandriva Linux 2009 'optimised' for mini laptops

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| Linux publisher Mandriva has released its latest distribution, Mandriva Linux
| 2009, offering a faster boot time and up-to-date versions of tools such as
| KDE, Gnome, OpenOffice and Firefox, plus an installer that optimises the
| platform for mini-laptops.


Mandriva Linux 2009 released

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| Mandriva Linux 2009 claims to provide the most advanced and easy-to-use Linux
| operating system available and ships the “modern and cutting-edge” KDE 4.1
| desktop environment and Linux kernel 2.6.27.

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