Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Sep 2005 18:53 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris While Dell recommends the use of Windows XP Professional, in France Dell and Mandriva have announced the availability of a Dell laptop preloaded with Mandriva Linux. This is the first time any Dell laptop with pre-installed Linux has been sold or supported by Dell. Previously, only Dell N-Series Precision Workstations with Red Hat Linux were available from Dell.
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Interesting choice of distro...
by kamper on Fri 16th Sep 2005 20:06 UTC
kamper
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2005-08-20

I was going to remark that it's interesting that they're not going with redhat (as they already offer a number of redhat systems), until rm6990 pointed out that this isn't redhat's target market.

I wonder if they will continue to use mandrake on the desktop when they expand this outside of france? Redhat may yet regret dropping the desktop version :p

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Also...*ding!*...Mandriva is French. ;)

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kamper Member since:
2005-08-20

Also...*ding!*...Mandriva is French. ;)
So they're going to find a local distro for every new country they offer this type of machine? I'm sure the facts that they started in France and chose Mandriva are not a coincidence, but that can't have been their primary reason for choosing a distro.

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2005-06-29

I'd say they chose Mandriva because it's a good distribution and it's well oriented towards home users compared to Red Hat.

SUSE might be a close match for Mandriva, but out of the two I've had better experiences with Mandriva. I can't wait to see if MDV 2006 will work nicely on the Toshiba laptop I have btw.

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