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Mandrake to Acquire Conectiva 196

Posted by CowboyNeal
from the changing-of-hands dept.
An anonymous reader writes "With a press release Mandrakesoft has announced the acquisition of Conectiva. 'Mandrakesoft, the number one European Linux company, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Conectiva, the number one Linux company in Brazil and Latin America. This acquisition is expected to increase significantly Mandrakesoft's size and R&D capabilities.'"
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Mandrake to Acquire Conectiva

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 24, 2005 @10:10PM (#11773125)
    I heard they acquired Conectiva [slashdot.org] earlier.

    Come on editors, READ YOUR OWN DAMN SITE.
  • by egg troll (515396) on Thursday February 24, 2005 @10:18PM (#11773210) Homepage Journal
    Go to the previous posting of this story. Find all the +5 posts and repeat them. Score karma! Repeat.
  • Cool! (Score:2, Informative)

    by by hemos (594747) on Thursday February 24, 2005 @10:39PM (#11773334)
    Being a Mandrake user for several years, I am happy to see that they overcame their financial difficulties and are in a position to expand.

    Apart from the botched 9.2 upgrade debacle, they have a distro that I can use for a Linux home network [baheyeldin.com] without spending too much time on it. I have four machines running Linux at home, and don't want to spend a lot of time on each configuring it.

    They are also familiar and friendly enough for my kids to use it as their only desktop. They get to play their MP3, use FireFox or Konqueror, use Open Office for homework, ...etc.

    Moreover, it is also perfectly good as a server for LAMP, Samba, ...etc.

    Go Mandrake!
  • Re:Even funnier (Score:2, Informative)

    by CyanDisaster (530718) on Friday February 25, 2005 @02:21AM (#11774503)
    ... It's even funnier when you go straight to the linux.slashdot.org address... then the front page looks like this...

    Oh yeah? Try this one: http://slashdot.org/search.pl?topic=147 [slashdot.org]
    Mandrake to Acquire Conectiva

    On February 24th, 2005 with 167 comments
    An anonymous reader writes "With a press release Mandrakesoft has announced the acquisition of Conectiva. 'Mandrakesoft, the number one European Linux company,...
    Linux > Linux Mandrake, Linux Business, Linux

    Mandrakesoft Acquires Conectiva
    On February 24th, 2005 with 212 comments
    rednaxel writes "This morning, both companies issued press releases about the merge. French Mandrakesoft is acquiring all shares of brazilian Conectiva for a...
    Linux > Linux Business, Linux Mandrake

    Hope be with ye,
    Cyan

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