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Mandriva Joins ARM Connected Community

Feb 24, 2010, 15:33 (0 Talkback[s])

Mandriva Joins ARM Connected Community

Paris, France – February, 24th, 2010 – Mandriva, Europe's leading Linux publisher, today announced it is a new member in the ARM® Connected Community, the industry's largest ecosystem of ARM technology-based products and services. As part of the ARM Connected Community, Mandriva will gain access to a full range of resources to help it market and deploy innovative solutions that will enable developers to get their ARM Powered® products to market faster.

"We are delighted to join the ARM Connected Community. ARM processors play a key role in the embedded processor arena, and they are a perfect match for Mandriva Linux. Through the ARM Connected Community, we gain additional support, allowing us to serve our customers even more effectively," said Anne Nicolas-Velu, Vice-President Engineering for Mandriva.

Mandriva is widely recognized as the reference provider of an easy-to-use Open Source systems, with its user-friendly tools and interfaces. Thanks to its experience in delivering optimized versions for OEMs, Mandriva provides market-ready operating systems for smartbooks and tablets using ARM processors. This includes a wide range of desktop interfaces perfectly fitted for these devices, and the Mandriva Mini system, initially targeted to the netbook form-factor. Additionally, Mandriva offers a fully-featured applications set, with more than 20.000 software packages.

The ARM Connected Community is a global network of companies aligned to provide a complete solution, from design to manufacture and end use, for products based on the ARM architecture. ARM offers a variety of resources to Community members, including promotional programs and peer-networking opportunities that enable a variety of ARM Partners to come together to provide end-to-end customer solutions. Visitors to the ARM Connected Community have the ability to contact members directly through the website.

"The Connected Community is all about companies working together to provide the most complete solutions in the shortest possible time. By joining the Community, which now comprises more than 675 companies, Mandriva increases the large portfolio of skills, products and services that are centered around the ARM architecture, and currently available to developers worldwide," said Lori Kate Smith, partnership marketing manager for ARM.

For more information about the ARM Connected Community, please visit http://www.arm.com/community.

About Mandriva

Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of Mandriva Linux, an easy-to-use and innovative operating system. It is one of the most popular Linux editions in the world. Dedicated to making open source technologies accessible to all users, the company offers a full range of products and services to individuals, enterprises and government organizations. Mandriva products are available online in 80 languages and in more than 140 countries through dedicated channels. Headquartered in Paris, France, the company is publicly traded on the Euronext Marche Libre.

More information at : www.mandriva.com

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