Mandriva 2010.1 (Spring) was released after a rather long wait that kept many people wondering if there was going to be a new Mandriva after "Adelie" . Since I had the opportunity to download the ONE version (KDE), I immediately installed it on my Dell Mini Inspiron V Netbook to test it.
Mandriva fights through money woes, releases 2010 Spring
Sunday, July 11 2010 @ 07:58 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
Reprieved from financial troubles with fresh investments, Mandriva released the final Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring. The latest stable release is touted for offering faster boot times, enhanced "Smart Desktop" file-organization technology, easier printer and wireless configuration, and updates including GNOME 2.30.1 and KDE 4.4.3, says Mandriva.
For those of you that signed up to the Mandriva Early Seeders program, the Mandriva Linux Free ISOs are up. This is good news, as it means that the July 8th date mentioned on the Mandriva Wiki - http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/2010.1_Development - should be met.
Saturday, June 26 2010 @ 11:39 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
Over the last few days I’ve installed a smorgasboard of *nix distros, trying to find one that will work with my hardware. I was looking for a recent distribution with a decent desktop, either KDE or Gnome. My hardware is a pedestrian HP desktop that is so anonymous and faceless that I don’t even know it’s name. It has an NVidia graphics card, an Intel NIC, and an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. You’d think that this kind of generic iron wouldn’t be a problem to find an OS for.
Saturday, June 26 2010 @ 09:58 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
It looks like Mandriva, the Paris based Linux company, continues to be a fig leaf away from financial breakdown.
A recent report in LeMagIT, claims that Arnaud Laprévote, the company's chief executive, has found unnamed investors who are prepared to rescue the company, following months of rumours of financial turmoil, unpaid staff and other troubles.
After weeks of concern about the "catastrophic state of it's finances" and an indefinite delay in the release of version 2010.1, the French website LeMagIT is reporting that Mandriva has been saved by new investors. The article quotes Mandriva Director General Arnaud Laprévote: "Today the company found investors who decided to invest in the company, in order to give balance to the organization and to find a good economic model."
Although difficult to read in some areas, here is an insiders view of the current state at Mandriva:
"Mandriva team is at the moment in a very bad situation.
No real strategy and no decision for a while now, even if CEOs have changed several times these last months. Hervé Yahi, end of 2008 (now CS0), Stanislas Bois (was CFO before), then now Arnaud Laprévote."
These last days, numerous rumors have been spread about Mandriva’s situation. Out of respect for our clients and community, we want to clear the situation.
Mandriva has always been involved in investment and aquisition processes. Over the past years, Mandriva bought Edge-IT, Conectiva and Linbox FAS. Today, Mandriva is in takeover talks with various investors. These discussions concerning new investments in Mandriva are not new, they have happened all throughout the life of the company, and there are still going on today. We want to stress out the fact that Mandriva has not been bought by anybody.
Tuesday, May 11 2010 @ 10:48 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
If there's one Linux company that has seen lots of ups and downs it's the Paris-based Mandriva S.A. They have a great distribution, but as a company, they've always been on shaky grounds. First a rumour, now confirmed: the company has put itself up for sale - which, as the community points out, isn't necessarily a bad thing.