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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They need multi tier support
by JPisini on Tue 11th May 2010 17:00 UTC
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Now it could be the language barrier but I looked at Mandriva for the company I work at for our servers and they couldn't touch RedHat. Now Mandriva's price may be cheaper than RedHat's top end but I use RH's web support on most of my systems and that is half the price of either Mandriva or Ubuntu. I don't need 24/7 phone support on 95%+ of my systems I have 5 boxes that require that support so I still use RH it makes sense the others may be a bit cheaper here but consistency is worth the couple of extra dollars. These other companies need to compete with RH not just also offer support.

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