"Mandrakesoft proved to judges in the Parisian version of the
Chapter 11 bankruptcy court earlier this week it had a viable
business plan and exit strategy. Now all that remains is for the
popular Linux distributor to follow through on its promise.
"Despite a devoted customer base, the open source operating
system has some daunting challenges to overcome before it can prove
itself on the world stage, namely, to the lucrative business and
"Gael Duval, Mandrakesoft co-founder and creator of the Mandrake
Linux OS, is confident his company is poised to meet the challenge
of wooing the revenue-generating sectors that have so far focused
on other commercial Linux vendors, like Red Hat and SuSE (currently
in the process of being acquired by computing giant Novell)..."
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