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Mandriva LE--The Drake Flies South for the Future - page 5

The Obligatory Lawyer Razzing

  • May 2, 2005
  • By Bill von Hagen

Mandriva's Limited Edition 2005 release is an excellent step in the right direction for the merged MandrakeSoft and Conectiva companies. I hope that this merger helps Mandriva prosper and expand its presence across different markets. Conectiva's rulership of Linux in South America and Mandrake's substantial European presence give the new company an excellent installed base to start with.

Though the new company plans fewer releases, I actually see this as a good thing. A steady, predictable release schedule of well-tested, well-integrated distributions will benefit their Enterprise customers by enabling them to better plan and schedule deployments of this promising Linux distribution. For home users like myself, a steady stream of updates and a slower release schedule should ease the strain on my pocketbook as well. If you haven't committed to a Linux distribution yet, Mandriva is well worth a look.

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