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[2]: Comment by emilsedgh
by emilsedgh on Tue 11th May 2010 15:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by emilsedgh"
emilsedgh
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2007-06-21

I know that. Im not saying who contributes more.
Red Hat contributes a lot. But the company never tries seriousely to get some desktop market share.

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RE[3]: Comment by emilsedgh
by fepede on Tue 11th May 2010 19:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by emilsedgh"
fepede Member since:
2005-11-14

I know that. Im not saying who contributes more.
Red Hat contributes a lot. But the company never tries seriousely to get some desktop market share.


well, they stated clearly that they're not interested in the Desktop because they don't see any revenue opportunity in that market.

Or, at least, this was their position a few years ago. Apparently they haven't changed that much.

http://press.redhat.com/2008/04/16/whats-going-on-with-red-hat-desk...

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RE[4]: Comment by emilsedgh
by fanboi_fanboi on Wed 12th May 2010 14:15 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by emilsedgh"
fanboi_fanboi Member since:
2010-04-21

well, they stated clearly that they're not interested in the Desktop because they don't see any revenue opportunity in that market.


Which pretty much sums up: Linux is for servers, and will never have a strong desktop presence.

I couldn't agree more.

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