OSNews: Interview with Gaël Duval of MandrakeSoft
Mar 27, 2003, 22:00 (10 Talkback[s])
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"OSNews features today a mini-interview with Gaël Duval,
co-founder of MandrakeSoft. These days, Gaël serves in the
Communications department of MandrakeSoft and he shares his insight
with us about the recent release of Mandrake Linux 9.1...
"1. Why the kernel 2.4.21-pre+Mdk patches was chosen
instead of the ('stable') 2.4.20?
"Gaël Duval: Because we need the best kernel
possible in Mandrake, and our 2.4.21-pre+ MDK patches (and others)
is the best we can provide.
"2. When can we expect the boxes to be available to the
shops and why the release of the download edition is not closer to
the release of the boxed release (which could potentially help
Gaël Duval: The sooner the cash comes inside
MandrakeSoft, the better it is. And as most of the money we do on
selling packs comes from direct sales, it's better to launch
pre-orders very soon in the cycle. The money we get from external
sales comes only 3 months after the packs start to sell, which is
not a very appealing financial model..."