Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Wed 23rd Jul 2008 19:47 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Mandriva and Precedent Technologies (PTech) are pleased to announce a new partnership, working together on the release in September in the United States of a new low-cost desktop - the TechSurfer - with Intel Atom CPUs and Mandriva Linux preinstalled. TechSurfer is a web-centric computing platform that is designed for customers who mostly surf the web; download music; and utilize VOIP services, such as Skype. The TechSurfer platform is also suitable for light desktop applications. TechSurfer is powered by the Intel Atom processor. The Atom processor was designed especially for web-centric computers. TechSurfer prices starts at $399.99 with Mandriva Linux pre-installed: Microsoft Windows will cost an extra $100. The system will come with a three-year manufacturer's warranty. Find out more in the press release.
Editor's note: Looks like Mandriva is taking full-advantage of the Low-cost hardware arena. First the Intel's ClassmatePC then the GDium and now PTech.
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Years...
by AdamW on Wed 23rd Jul 2008 21:19 UTC
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2005-07-06

Fretinator wrote: "They've been doing it for years."

Indeed we have; ten years today, in fact. ;) I'd already submitted two MDV stories to OSNews today so I didn't want to send another, but today is the 10th anniversary of Linux-Mandrake 5.1:

http://www.happyassassin.net/2008/07/23/happy-10th-birthday-mandriv...

I also noticed that Precedent's site doesn't mention MDV at all yet. I've mailed our PR department about this to see if there's anything they can tell me about that.

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RE: Years...
by fretinator on Wed 23rd Jul 2008 22:02 in reply to "Years..."
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

Fretinator wrote: "They've been doing it for years." Indeed we have; ten years today, in fact. ;) I'd already submitted two MDV stories to OSNews today so I didn't want to send another, but today is the 10th anniversary of Linux-Mandrake 5.1

Happy Birthday! I started using Linux-Mandrake when the McMillan Edition came out - it came with a book. What version was that?

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RE[2]: Years...
by amjith on Wed 23rd Jul 2008 23:50 in reply to "RE: Years..."
amjith Member since:
2005-07-08

Happy birthday "Mandriva Linux". I think I started late. My first introduction was with Mandrake 8.0 (I think it was in 2002).

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