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ZDNet: Let the Mergers Begin

Feb 26, 2005, 01:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"Today MandrakeSoft announced that it was acquiring Conectiva, which was hailed as a merger of second-tier Linux sellers. A bit uncharitable, perhaps, but an apt description. Second-tier doesn't describe their products, but even as a joint venture the two companies are much smaller than either Red Hat or SUSE.

"All I can say is it's about time. The Linux distribution market has been in desperate need of consolidation for some time..."

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