Mandbuntu 11.0 – Duck à l’orange

On the heels of the recent news that Mandriva is up for sale comes a whisper of a rumor from an insider source at a large Linux software company.

Unsubstantiated rumor from a reliable source (Canonical’s Assistant Night Custodian, Ross Foss) names Canonical as the new owner of the French company Mandriva, S.A. The source goes on to say that Canonical’s founder and benevolent-leader-for-life, Mark Shuttleworth has already ported a combination Ubuntu-Mandriva distribution to be offered in next few weeks. Reportedly, the name of the new mutant distribution will be Mandbuntu 11.0 – Duck à l’orange.

Insider sources also reveal that Mandbuntu will have a hybrid package management system known as urp-get. It’s a combination of apt and urpmi. It’s supposedly one of the most innovative new changes in this new distribution. It will follow the apt-get format for installing and updating from the command line. The GUI frontend is known as Ducknaptic, and can be found in the main menu.

Mandbuntu will initially ship with only one desktop environment/windows manager, the newly reconfigured (just for Mandbuntu) DuXfce. Rumor again informs us that a KDuxE version will be available soon. More rumors from lower level custodial crew claim that the French duck dish theme will continue. The next version will probably be Mandbuntu 12.0 – Peking Duck.

The future is looking just ducky! Stay tuned…


Note: The above is for laughs, folks… in case you didn’t realize that. There is no truth to any of the above article. Ross Foss is a fictional custodian.

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  • Brwn  On May 12, 2010 at 06:21

    “a whisper of a rumor”

    That’s just class 🙂

    Good one 🙂

    • V. T. Eric Layton  On May 12, 2010 at 16:44

      @ Brwn… Heh! Every once in a while, I come up with something worth reading.

      Thanks for reading and for the comment, Brwn.


  • ernie  On May 12, 2010 at 08:31

    You’re a f***ing dick

    • V. T. Eric Layton  On May 12, 2010 at 16:43

      Sorry, ernie… it’s a G-rated website. I had to censor your heartfelt comment.

      Thanks for reading and commenting.


  • LinuxLover  On May 12, 2010 at 10:06

    Stupid blog… I will point out that Mandriva’s control panel applicaion and tools are GPL, and there’s nothing stopping Ubuntu from incorporating them. This would probably finally put them in the bracket of easy to use, despite all their current claims of being so. However, Shuttleworth and Cannonical are too busy trying to plot world domination to stop and figure out what a great asset they would be.

  • djohnston  On May 12, 2010 at 14:00

    I laughed at urp-get. Good one. Having said that, I really hope Mandy doesn’t go under.

    • V. T. Eric Layton  On May 12, 2010 at 16:46

      @ djohnston… Heh! Yeah, urp-get had me laughing out loud as I was typing it. Urp!

      Oh, and I definitely agree… losing Mandriva would be a major loss to the Linux community.

      Thanks for reading and commenting. Glad I gave you a laugh.


  • ebrke  On May 12, 2010 at 14:20

    It took me until the second paragraph to catch on though. Urp-get was a step too far!

  • P White  On May 12, 2010 at 18:14

    Didn’t we already have April Fool’s Day already?


  • Someone  On May 14, 2010 at 09:50


    You suck

    • V. T. Eric Layton  On May 14, 2010 at 12:08

      Someone, eh? What no balls? Can’t post your real name… or even the handle you use most often online? I’d respect you and your opinion of me and my article much more if you didn’t hide behind your keyboard to make anonymous comments. You, my friend, are a forkin’ TROLL.

      Have a great day out there in Santa Clara. I hear the weather’s wonderful this time of year.


      P.S. Are you staff or alumnus of Smt.Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts & Science? Just curious…

  • Charles Hingalls  On May 17, 2010 at 02:16

    Stupide Fake !


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