ZDNet: Let the Mergers Begin
Feb 26, 2005, 01:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)
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"Today MandrakeSoft announced that it was acquiring Conectiva,
which was hailed as a merger of second-tier Linux sellers. A bit
uncharitable, perhaps, but an apt description. Second-tier doesn't
describe their products, but even as a joint venture the two
companies are much smaller than either Red Hat or SUSE.
"All I can say is it's about time. The Linux distribution market
has been in desperate need of consolidation for some time..."
Musings on the MandrakeSoft-Conectiva Merger(Feb 25, 2005)