Mandriva announces plans for Mexico

Mexican local office begins operations in order to offer Mandriva Linux solutions to organizations and people all over the country.

Mandriva Linux, 3D on a flash drive

Mandriva Flash is meant for all those who want to have a complete OS and their personal data handy at all times without the hassle of carrying a laptop around. It is a full workstation, packed with all the latest technologies.

Mandriva allies with IBPhoenix to support Firebird 2.0

Thanks to a collaboration between IBPhoenix and Mandriva, Mandriva Linux is now the distribution offering the best integrated support for Firebird 2.0.

Mandriva Linux 2007 package repositories

Some new package repositories have been added to Mandriva Linux 2007 recently, so here's an article to recap all the existing ones and explain the new ones.

Scilab included in Mandriva Linux 2007

Mandriva, the leading European Linux publisher, and the Scilab Consortium announce today the availability of the Scilab software within Mandriva Linux 2007.

Thoughts on Mandriva’s Future

Mandriva 2007 may be the best distribution I have used. XGL/AIGLX worked for me right out of the box. My windows wobbled, things were transparent and I got to spin the cube. The updated look of Mandriva One is fresh. I was able to install anything I needed. Looking through Mandriva’s forum, you see employees of the company who care and are genuinely trying to help. Mandriva offers “free as in freedom” versions and versions with propriatery software–meaning Nvidia drivers are set up, MP3’s play and you can watch DVDs. You would expect a release like this to be trumpeted. Instead, the release was met with hostility. Forums on tech sites were filled with Linux users cheering for the end of Mandriva. What happened? How did a company that was loved at one time become so unpopular? Is the hostility justified?

Mandriva 2007: Why is this distribution still around?

Naming distribution versions after a calendar year sounds familiar to me. I'm thinking of Windows 95, of course. And my experience with French distribution Mandriva 2007 brought me back to those frustrating times I used to have with Microsoft's decade-old offering.

Worldwide 2007 Mandriva Linux Install Fest

In order to bring Linux to new users and present the new features and technologies available in Mandriva Linux 2007, Mandriva is mobilizing its network of Linux User Groups (LUGs) to coordinate a worldwide Installfest on October 21 2006.