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Thread: Mandrake becomes Mandriva

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    Mandrake becomes Mandriva

    In a recent announcement the company formerly known as Mandrakesoft announced that it has changed its company name to 'Mandriva', to better reflect its merger with Connectiva and to finally put a stop to the seemingly endless trademark lawsuit with Hearst.

    So sound off on what you think of the new name in the poll.
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    Re: Mandrake becomes Mandriva

    Sounds like Mandrivel :mrgreen: . So what happened? Some mean 'ol American magic-related company try to sue them over the name, or what? :cow:
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    Yuk i dont like the name it sucks.
    Well i haven't used mandrake linux since 7.0 anyways soo i dont care.
    Hmm Kde 1.1.2 & Linux 2.2.26 hmm the Gnu/Linux world has come a long way since 2000.
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    Re: Mandrake becomes Mandriva

    I wonder if this means that all the Drake config tools will become Divas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camelrider";p="7358
    I wonder if this means that all the Drake config tools will become Divas.
    heh, good one.

    Quote Originally Posted by snct";p="7352
    Sounds like Mandrivel :mrgreen: . So what happened? Some mean 'ol American magic-related company try to sue them over the name, or what? :cow:
    I guess back when Mandrake was just getting going they used a magicians hat for their logo. Well this company Hearst makes a comic called Mandrake the Magician. They claimed it was a violation of their logo and did what every good American business does, it sued.
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    I haven't used Mandrake in a while. I was reading in some trade mags that their corporate desktop is really coming along, and was thinking about trying it out soon.

    They should tell the comic book company to get bent. The new name blows, and mandrake root and all other references to the mandrake and "drakes" are ancient. That's like trying to trademark the word "terra" and a logo of the earth.

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