Mandriva Marks End of an Era

The Mandriva, one of the popular enterprise GNU/Linux distribution out there, announced end of their service after 17 years of it's dramatic life. Mandriva was one among the earlier GNU/Linux distribution shipped for supporting enterprises. 

In a “sad” event for people who love Linux, French tech company Mandriva is being liquidated, according to a notice posted by the company. Although Mandriva generated €553,000 in revenue in 2013, that wasn’t enough to make it thrive in 2015. For decades, Mandriva has been trying to take on Microsoft Windows with a Linux version of a desktop PC. Its claim to fame was a deal in 2007 with the Nigerian government in which it beat out Microsoft to put its flavour of Linux on 17,000 PCs used by Nigerian schoolchildren.
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