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Mandrakesoft Announces Name Change!   
Thursday, April 07 2005 @ 07:57 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod

Mandrake LinuxIt'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:

1. The recent Mandrakesoft - Conectiva merger calls for a new identity that better represents the combination of two key companies and their global presence.

2. The long-winding trademark lawsuit with Hearst Corporation has reached a point where we decided it is more reasonable for us to move forward. By adopting a new name, we eliminate the liability attached to the Mandrakesoft name and we can focus on what is important to us: developing and delivering great technology and solutions to both our customers and our user community.

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.

* Company & Products

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.

* Websites

Our web addresses become accordingly:

http://www.mandriva.com for the corporation
http://www.mandrivalinux.com for the community project
http://www.mandrivastore.com for the online Store
http://www.mandrivaclub.com for the Club
http://www.mandrivaexpert.com for the web-based support platform

We encourage everyone - partners- 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: http://www.mandriva.com/company/press

The Mandrakepartner Team

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    Mandrakesoft Announces Name Change!
    Authored by: Linegod on Thursday, April 07 2005 @ 08:30 AM CST
    Mandriva , Mandriva , Mandriva. It's going to take some getting use to....
    Mandriva sounds like a warrior name ...
    Authored by: Moulinneuf on Thursday, April 07 2005 @ 05:40 PM CST
    A new Warrior enter the scene ....

    Son of two Glorious hero of GNU/Linux ...

    He as the heritage and speak the same language ...

    Everyone on the scene already fear its name !!!

    Like the phoenix , it cannot die , and raises from is ashes ...

    true champion like MUHAMMAD ALI it too is going to be The Greatest after everyone get is new name ...

    This warrior as a good heart , you can share it with everyone close to your heart.

    This warrior is a hard worker , he can do way more then just the desktop.

    This new warrior will protect your right and liberty as did is ancestry.

    there is something GNU about this new warrior ...

    this warrior include tools to develop it and work on it ...

    this warrior is Cheaper , better , faster , better looking , secure.

    He is the greatest GNU/linux warrior the world as ever seen!


    Mandriva ! Mandriva ! Mandriva ! Mandriva ! Mandriva !


    is Name is Mandriva !

    because Linspire whas taken ;-)

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