Is Mandriva dieing?

Great question.  Whether you were spooked by the post on a bugreport or amazed to hear about the forking of the project it appears everyone agrees that it's not going well.  The company has been struggling for some time now.  To hear that it may not be able to recover is disapointing.  I do wonder though how many Corporate distrobutions of Linux can really be profitable?  I hope they can pull it out and make a go at it.


How many Companies do you think will be able to survive and be profitable?

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.