Like a Polish bride on her wedding night, Mandrake has been thinking about something long and hard. A new name! (ahem... sorry)
Mandrake, after its merger with Connectiva will now be called Mandriva
I don't know anything about Connectiva, but I don't like the name change. Mandrake was a really cool name and the name Mandriva, I dunno, just invokes the eww factor.
Even when I was a Windows user, and kept hearing about this Mandrake Linux distribution that was so cool, the name was enticing. Mystical, and it inspired awe. I have very fond memories of earlier Mandrake distributions, when I was first discovering. I installed Mandrake 7.0 a few times over the years to play with, just for nostalgia.
Ok, so I'm being silly and sentimental.