Mandriva and Turbolinux Have Another Go at a United Linux
Jan 16, 2008, 13:45 (2 Talkback[s])
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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..."