We have a winner for the absolute worst Linux distribution name ever. Ladies and gentlemen, fresh from the merger of Mandrakesoft and Connectiva, I give you Mandriva.
Let's let that sink in for a bit, shall we?
Who the hell came up with this abomination of a name?
And how is it pronounced?
Who knows? Who cares? By the end of the year either someone in the company will notice that they had a pretty good brand to begin with, and didn't need to combine two brands to make one silly name, or they'll find great success. (Or they'll hit chapter 11 again like a cliff diver hits a kiddy pool).