PR: Mandrakesoft Announces Name ChangeApr 07, 2005, 14:30 (39 Talkback[s])
It's been in the air for a few weeks...
After spending weeks balancing pros and cons, Mandrakesoft has decided to change its name!
The name change will apply worldwide to both the company and its products. The management team sees two good reasons for this change:
We will endeavor to build even stronger brand recognition in our new name. So what is the new name?
The winner is ...
M A N D R I V A
Why Mandriva? This new name, simple and efficient, is the synthesis of Mandrakesoft and Conectiva. This will further a smooth transition and will build on our existing brand recognition in the IT world.
Mandriva is the new name for the company. Mandriva Linux is the new name covering products.
Additional derivations follow directly: Mandriva Club, Mandriva Store, Mandriva Expert and so on.
Our web addresses become accordingly:
for the corporation
We encourage everyone--users, partners, and the media - to start
using the new name as soon as possible. In particular, Mandriva
users are encouraged to update their bookmarks ASAP! New Mandriva
logos are now available on our website at:
The Mandriva Management Team