Mandriva 2008 Powerpack is a commercial Linux product built by Mandriva. They provide the Linux Community with a free version but today I will take a look at Powerpack. Mandriva 2008 Powerpack is easy to install and configure and I hope you enjoy this quick look at this excellent Linux OS.
A decision to wipe 11,000 machines of their shipped Mandriva Linux operating system and replace it with Windows XP for Nigerian schools received a reversal that should please Mandriva's CEO.
Someone break out the champagne for Francois Bancilhon, CEO of Mandriva. He had blogged his anger with Microsoft counterpart Steve Ballmer over what Bancilhon suggested were dirty tactics in gaining business with Nigeria.
Thursday, November 01 2007 @ 08:07 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
Hi, this is François, from Mandriva.
I’m sure we’re way too small for you to know me. You know, we’re one of these tiny Linux company working hard for our place on the market. We produce a Linux Distro, Mandriva Linux. The last edition, Mandriva 2008 was seen as a pretty good version and we’re proud of it. You should give it a spin, I’m sure you’d like it. We also happen to be one of the Linux companies that did not sign an agreement with your company (nobody’s perfect).
We're proud to announce that Mandriva Linux 2008 is now available for download via BitTorrent, and on the network of public mirror servers.
The result of six months of heavy development and testing, 2008 includes all the latest software and many enhancements over previous Mandriva Linux releases. You will find KDE 3.5.7 and the new GNOME 2.20 already integrated, a solid kernel 184.108.40.206 with fair scheduling support, OpenOffice.org 2.2.1, cutting-edge 3D-accelerated desktop courtesy of Compiz Fusion 0.5.2, Mozilla Firefox 220.127.116.11, and everything else you've come to expect from the latest Mandriva Linux release.
TransGaming Inc., a leading developer of software portability products for the electronic entertainment industry, announced today the renewal of the OEM and distribution agreement with Mandriva, the leading retail distribution for the Linux operating system. Under this agreement, MandrivaLinux 2008 customers will receive access to TransGaming’s Cedega product that will allow them to play hundreds of PC games out-of-the-box. The ability to play blockbuster games rounds out the capabilities of MandrivaLinux 2008 making it a leading desktop of choice for both productivity applications as well as electronic entertainment.
In less than two weeks time, six months after the great Mandriva 2007.1 Spring release, Mandriva 2008.0 will be ready and published. Currently, Release Candidate 2 is out, it's your last chance to test it and make sure everything is working before the final release!
There were great ideas at the start of the development phase, and in in those six months that have passed, Mandriva has always been one of the most active projects on CIA.vc. This gives much hope for lots of improvements, so let's take a look at what can be expected from Mandriva 2008.0.
Monday, September 24 2007 @ 11:40 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
After the 2007 Spring edition, Mandriva Linux 2008 is the next major new release of Mandriva to take advantage of the faster 6-months development cycle.
With this new release, Mandriva is upgrading its commercial offer around a single unified product: Mandriva Linux Powerpack. It integrates a unique set of commercial packages and services to offer a whole Linux solution. The best-seller Powerpack is the commercial edition of Mandriva Linux and the recommended extension for users of the community version.
Mandriva Korea (MetaNav) begins operations in order to offer Mandriva Linux solutions to organizations and people all over South Korea and the East Asia area.
Recent studies show that about 37% of servers in Korean government offices ran Linux-based operating systems in 2006 and annual usage growth is estimated to be over 10% for upcoming years. In 2007, the Korean government plans to switch to open source alternatives on a substantial number of its PCs and servers, and support the open source initiative.