Mandrakesoft plans to acquire Conectiva. Both Mandrakesoft and
Conectiva develop, publish, maintain, and distribute the GNU-Linux
operating system in packages called Linux distributions. Along with
Novell-SUSE Linux and Red Hat Linux, Mandrake-Conectiva is in the
top-tier of Linux distribution providers.
"In Part 1 of this series of articles, we compared how
Mandrake-Conectiva, Novell-SUSE, and Red Hat stack up against each
other on several fundamental fiscal measures--revenues, market
values, revenue to market value ratios, price-earning (P/E) ratios,
and employee productivity.
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