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 REM2000 on Tue 11th May 2010 19:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by emilsedgh"
REM2000
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2006-07-25

i think marketing is a really important part of pushing linux out into the masses. Word of mouth works only so far, the constant marketing is working as more and more people are hearing and trying linux.

Although not contributing as much to the code itself, i think the marketing they do is invaluable to Linux as a whole, in getting linux to be accepted in the mainstream and getting people to talk about linux.

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