The French company Mandriva, which creates and sells the Mandriva Linux distribution, appears to be up for sale, according to information at a website dedicated to news about the distribution.
on 05/11/2010 – Made popular on 05/11/2010
The French company Mandriva, which creates and sells the Mandriva GNU/Linux distribution, has received investments from a number of unnamed investors, allowing the company to take itself off the market.
Mandriva, the French company behind the popular line of Linux distributions with the same name, is apparently for sale, according to Mandriva Linux Online (MLO). The firm is said to be in deep financial troubles, which have only worsened this year. The viable options are its being sold or closing down the whole shop.
Dear users, friends, fans and supporters of the Mandriva Linux distribution,
after reviewing all your messages, suggestions, ideas and comments, Mandriva SA took the decision to transfer the responsibility of the Mandriva Linux distribution to an independent entity.
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