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ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Mandrake's Reappearing Act

Nov 13, 2004, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)

"There was a period where watching Linux distributions come and go was both head-spinning and melancholy. The roll call of failed Linux companies is long, and it includes everyone from true believers who just couldn't make it through tough times to opportunists and last-gasp outfits that thought the mere hype power of Linux alone would save them.

"When we tick off the real commercial survivors of the past five years, we include Red Hat and SUSE, we usually note that TurboLinux is alive and kicking in the Asia-Pacific region, we point out that Conectiva remains in South America, we might think to name Progeny as a concern that continues, and we'll probably say 'oh, yeah, and Mandrake...'"

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