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internetnews.com: Mandrakesoft Is Out of Court, But Is It Out of Trouble?

Apr 05, 2004, 16:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Wagner)


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"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 government sectors.

"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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