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Nov 15, 2000, 11:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"MandrakeSoft is an Innovator. MandrakeSoft is the producer and publisher of the Linux-Mandrake GNU/Linux distribution. Linux-Mandrake was originally based upon the Red Hat Linux distribution , and still utilises the rpm format, and many other Red Hat derived products. These make it easy for a Red Hat user (lauded as one of the best beginner's distributions), to switch over to Mandrake- many of the features are the same or similar as Red Hat's...."

"MandrakeSoft is an Evangelist. Recently, two releases from MandrakeSoft's co-founder, Gael Duval , have caught the media's eye. The first was published on August 4th of this year, coinciding with the tension between the KDE and GNOME camps. Gael's response to this tension was to call for a 'cease-fire' between the camps, reminding developers from both camps that "Free Software equals Diversity", and pointing out that all development helps Linux, regardless of whether it is under the Qt or GTK toolkits...."

"MandrakeSoft is an open source Employer. Following the recent trend of Linux companies to employ open source developers for in-house expertise, MandrakeSoft has recently hired Jay Beale, the Lead Developer of the Bastille Linux Project , a project designed at creating a 'hardening' application for Red Hat Linux systems. By default Red Hat Linux has several insecure areas, and Bastille Linux attempts to address these issues...."

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