http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/newss/5900/1/

This is an interesting article with an interview with Ian Murdock (Debian creator), about how Mandrive will need to encorporate Debian technology into its core if it is to survive.

I for one would like to see Mandriva move to apt for its package management, mainly 'cause I never really liked RPMs. If they did go this route it would be interesting to see how they distinguished themselves from the others.