Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th May 2010 13:48 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris If there's one Linux company that has seen lots of ups and downs it's the Paris-based Mandriva S.A. They have a great distribution, but as a company, they've always been on shaky grounds. First a rumour, now confirmed: the company has put itself up for sale - which, as the community points out, isn't necessarily a bad thing.
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RE: Comment by emilsedgh
by spiderman on Tue 11th May 2010 15:08 UTC in reply to "Comment by emilsedgh"
spiderman
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2008-10-23


The only company who has invested to bring linux to mainstream is Ubuntu. Thats why it succeeded more than others on this.

Wrong. Mandriva was one of the first companies to invest to bring Linux to the mainstream. Difference is that Mandriva can't even invest 1/10 of the money Mark can invest, simply because Mark is 500 times richer than Mandriva.
To say that Mandriva has never invested to bring Linux to the mainstream is 100% wrong. Mandriva is all about that since day 1.

Edited 2010-05-11 15:08 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by emilsedgh
by Bobthearch on Wed 12th May 2010 02:32 in reply to "RE: Comment by emilsedgh"
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2006-01-27

Yep. Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux packs were available for sale at big-name retailers years before Ubuntu had it's first release.

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