NewsForge: Mandrakesoft Positions for the Future

“Mandrakesoft, the Parisian Linux company known for its stylized
penguin, is persistent. A new release of its flagship Linux
operating system and some interesting financial news suggest the
company, which filed for bankruptcy only last year, is back on

“Mandrakelinux came on the scene in 1998, the brainchild of
enthusiastic young Linux developer Gaël Duval, along with
Stefane Fermigier, Nat Makarevitch, Arnaud Crespin, Philippe
Blanfuney, Sebastien Blondeel, and Duval’s brother Antoine. In the
original announcement to the KDE mailing list, Duval wrote that he
wanted to produce a Linux distribution for people who ‘don’t want
to spend too much time in installing and configuring their Linux


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