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LinuxPlanet: Knock Knock. Who's There? Mandriva

Dec 15, 2005, 20:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"To say that Mandriva has been quiet on the Linux front lately might just qualify as an understatement. The Paris-based Linux distribution company has had a rough road these last couple of years, having pulled themselves out of redressement judiciaire (the French equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US) in March 2004.

"But now the company is back with a vengeance, and is more than willing to discuss its past, present, and future: a future that includes stepped-up presences in the enterprise server market and, geographically, nations where IT opportunity is much wider than in the US or EU.

"More specifically, according to CEO François Bancilhon, Mandriva is prepared to take its product line straight to Red Hat and Novell, in whatever arena the US companies care to compete--including, Bancilhon emphasized, right in their back yard..."

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