We have a winner!

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?

  • manDREEva?
  • manDRIva?
  • monDRAHveh?

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).