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  • They should have stayed Mandrake

    30 83.33%
  • Mandriva...that has a nice ring to it

    6 16.67%
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As for me, I find that "Mandriva" sounds pretty, though it's 3 syllabus and that's indeed something new in the Linux world... But since that avoids them a trial, right ...
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    As for me, I find that "Mandriva" sounds pretty, though it's 3 syllabus and that's indeed something new in the Linux world...

    But since that avoids them a trial, right for them !

    The last thing I regret is that too many companies change name, to get rid of their loathable public image (like oil or energy companies, for instance, or banks that get a new name after a merger and thousands of fired people), and Mandrake-Mandriva, now, might be confused with those firms changing names for the wrong reasons :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabin
    ...and Mandrake-Mandriva, now, might be confused with those firms changing names for the wrong reasons :-/
    Yes, of course Mandrake/Mandriva is doing this only for all the right reasons:

    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.mandriva.com/company/press/pr?n=/pr/corporate/2551
    By adopting a new name, we eliminate the liability attached to the Mandrakesoft name....
    Sounds like a snake shedding its skin, just as the mongoose bites into its tail.
    /IMHO
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    Drakebasher,

    What are you going to change your name to?

    Drivabasher
    Mandbasher



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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy1701
    Drakebasher,

    What are you going to change your name to?

    Drivabasher
    Mandbasher



    Jeremy
    How about:
    basherofthedistroformerlyknownasmandrake

    Maybe I should start a survey thread: "What should we call drakebasher?"

    ...on second thought, maybe not
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    Maybe I should start a survey thread: "What should we call drakebasher?"
    Please do...I could think of SEVERAL things to call you
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    I knew you'd come up with another two cents eventually, Flatline, you pimp-ho!
    /IMHO
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    For those who don't like the new name it might just because of a psychological effect that you are accustomed to the older name and hence new names are rejected by your mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apoorv_khurasia
    For those who don't like the new name it might just because of a psychological effect that you are accustomed to the older name and hence new names are rejected by your mind.
    Actually, I didn't care for the old name to begin with, and I *still* hate the new one. It sounds like a disease.
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    I think it sounds like a take-a-away......
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    Re: Mandrake has announced their name change

    Quote Originally Posted by drakebasher
    Their marketing guys must be the same ones that put the Ford 'Nova'* in Mexico!
    *(in Spanish 'no va' means "it won't go")
    [nitpick]
    Nova was a Chevrolet nameplate.
    [/nitpick]
    OH NOOOOO!!!!!! You did it the way I said?

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