May 22, 2013

OpenMandriva Picks Name, Releases Alpha

While the rest of Linuxdom was reading of the Debian 7.0 and Mageia 3 releases, the OpenMandriva gang have been hard at it trying to get their new distribution some attention. The OpenMandriva name was made official and an alpha was released into the wild.

On May 6, João Patrício announced that the decision that an official name for the community Mandriva/ROSA distribution. As predicted, and is now obvious, OpenMandriva beat out other contenders such as Moondrake, OpenMDV (which would probably be pronounced the same), Lomax, and ROMA.

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