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CNET News: Mandrake Moves Faster with New Linux

Mar 28, 2003, 16:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"MandrakeSoft has released a new version of its Linux software that embraces some technology that rival Red Hat still keeps at arm's length.

"Red Hat is becoming more aggressive with its enthusiast version of Linux, adopting open-source technologies more quickly than in the past because the company can satisfy conservative business customers with its slower-moving Enterprise Linux versions. But MandrakeSoft is still moving more aggressively.

"MandrakeSoft, currently under bankruptcy protection, has been jumping to include as rapidly as possible the latest technology, such as AMD's forthcoming Opteron processors. The company, based in Paris but with the largest fraction of its business in North America, also has pleaded for financial help from its users..."

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