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Mandriva and Turbolinux Have Another Go at a United Linux

Jan 16, 2008, 13:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)

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"Second-tier Linux distributors Mandriva and Turbolinux have been quietly working together since October on a joint project called Manbo-Labs to create a unified Linux base to underpin their respective distributions. If that rings a bell it's probably because it's not the first time the companies have worked together on such a project. It's not even the second time, in fact.

"Turbolinux and Conectiva (acquired by Mandrakesoft to create Mandriva in 2005) were part of the original UnitedLinux project formed in 2003 with Caldera (now SCO) and SUSE Linux (now Novell) to create a single unified Linux base system. Caldera's decision to become SCO and turn its back on Linux was the beginning of the end of that effort..."

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