Mandriva today introduced the 2008 Mandriva Flash 4GB, the newest member of the Mandriva Flash family that lets you take your entire desktop with you wherever you go. 2008 Mandriva Flash includes a new functionality: ezBoot which reboots under Linux without going through BIOS settings, and the double utilization of Windows and Linux system.
Mandriva has been selected as 'Product of the Year 2007' in the Linux category at the Softool exhibition in Moscow. The 'Product of the Year 2007' competition was held by the department of information technologies and computing systems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Federal Agency of Information Technologies, the publishing house SK Press, and IT-expo.
Mandriva rallies the community of Linux users in many cities across the globe on November 17th 2007.
Mandriva had closed a deal in mid-August to provide a customized Linux operating system and support for 17,000 Intel Classmate PCs intended for Nigerian schools, but found out last week that the company deploying the computers for the government, Technology Support Center (TSC), planned to wipe the computers' disks and install Windows XP instead.
"So we closed the deal, we got the order, we qualified the software, we got the machine shipped. In other word, we did our job. I understand the machine are being delivered right now.
And then, today, we hear from the customer a totally different story: “we shall pay for the Mandriva Software as agreed, but we shall replace it by Windows afterward.”"
Mandriva today announced that the Nigerian government has selected Intel-powered classmate PCs running on Mandriva Linux for educational use in nationwide pilot in Nigeria. Mandriva is working with Intel Corporation and Technology Support Center Ltd. to provide 17,000 Intel-powered classmate PC. The aim of this project is to improve the quality of technology delivered to students, and to help teachers and parents.
Mandriva announces that its Club is open to all Linux users, free of charge. From now on, anyone can access the Club content and use the services of the platform, like any other Mandriva Community services.
Mandriva announces the availability of a new version of Mandriva Linux, with a lot of features designed to make it simple for first time Linux users. The latest version of Mandriva Linux 2008 comes