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Maybe it's better if Mandriva doesn't find a buyer

May 11, 2010, 21:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"Word on the street is that Mandriva is looking for a buyer, due to cash flow problems. This isn't the first time the company, formerly known as Mandrake, has faced tough times.

"In more than 10 years, the company has never seemed on solid footing. While Mandriva has its adherents, the project has never caught on with the mainstream Linux users -- much less taken Linux to new users en masse. So here's a crazy idea: maybe it's better if the company doesn't find a buyer.

"That doesn't mean that Mandriva or its community need to cease to exist entirely, but maybe it's best if the company finally folds."

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