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: Ubuntu killing Mandriva?
by segedunum on Tue 11th May 2010 17:36 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu killing Mandriva?"
segedunum
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Is Ubuntu killing Mandriva?

Possibly, but I doubt it. Mandriva just haven't expanded into the areas that they should have done when they emerged from bankruptcy the last time. How well you're doing on DistroWatch doesn't matter, and we've seen many distributions at the top of DistroWatch that have fallen by the wayside.

Ubuntu and Canonical are in the same boat. Behind Red Hat all of these Linux distributions are having to find a revenue stream for themselves. Mark Shuttleworth's money tap will have been running out for some time and even for them there has been a noticeable change in language in recent months towards creating sustainable revenue.

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