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OSNews: Interview with Gaël Duval of MandrakeSoft

Mar 27, 2003, 22:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eugenia Loli-Queru)

[ Thanks to Woody Bart for this link. ]

"OSNews features today a mini-interview with Gaël Duval, co-founder of MandrakeSoft. These days, Gaël serves in the Communications department of MandrakeSoft and he shares his insight with us about the recent release of Mandrake Linux 9.1...

"1. Why the kernel 2.4.21-pre+Mdk patches was chosen instead of the ('stable') 2.4.20?

"Gaël Duval: Because we need the best kernel possible in Mandrake, and our 2.4.21-pre+ MDK patches (and others) is the best we can provide.

"2. When can we expect the boxes to be available to the shops and why the release of the download edition is not closer to the release of the boxed release (which could potentially help financially)?

Gaël Duval: The sooner the cash comes inside MandrakeSoft, the better it is. And as most of the money we do on selling packs comes from direct sales, it's better to launch pre-orders very soon in the cycle. The money we get from external sales comes only 3 months after the packs start to sell, which is not a very appealing financial model..."

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