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[5]: Comment by emilsedgh
by SlackerJack on Wed 12th May 2010 14:39 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by emilsedgh"
SlackerJack
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2005-11-12

Linux does have quiet a strong desktop presents. I call an estimated 20 million+ desktop users pretty strong. Linux also commands 35% of the Netbook market.

Linux just needs to break the OEM mould, which Microsoft have with an iron grip. Linux is successful in a lot of markets now and it's only a matter of time before it starts making in-rows into the desktop OEM market. The Smart phone and Netbook markets are good signs.

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