"On Friday May 30th, we were invited to
Mandrivaâ€™s 10th anniversary celebration at the
Eiffel Tower. This French company, which specializes in producing
Linux distributions, was born in 1998. Previously named Mandrake
(the famous 'magician'), it changed its name after the takeover of
Conectiva in 2006. In these 10 years, the company has introduced
several innovations in the world of free software and its
distribution is one of the world's most popular (although currently
in the shadow of Ubuntu).
"We saw several interesting sights at the event, including two
machines side by side: one new system running Mandriva Linux 2008
Spring, the second (a Pentium) equipped with the first version of
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