Is this the begining of the end for Operating Systems?

ITWorld tries to imply that stand alone boxes of Liunx may disappear becuase Mandrake is having problems.  While we at linuxinstall.net would miss it the economics are understandable.  The Mandrake team has been struggling for some time.  This distro was one of the first Desktop Focused Distrobutions.  It really hasn't kept pace with competitors like Ubuntu and Mint but it still works for most things. 

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.