Mandriva Pulse jetzt auch in Univention App Center Univention vereinbart strategische Partnerschaft mit Mandriva


Univention, führender europäischer Anbieter von Open Source Produkten für den wirtschaftlichen Betrieb und die effiziente Verwaltung von IT-Infrastruktur und das französische Softwareunternehmen Mandriva gaben heute ihre strategische Partnerschaft bekannt. In diesem Zuge wurde Mandriva Pulse, eine Open Source Lösung für die Verwaltung von Workstations, mobilen Rechnern und Servern, für Univention Corporate Server (www.univention.de/produkte/ucs) zertifiziert. Die Anwendung ist ab sofort über das Univention App Center installierbar.

Bremen, Paris, 02. Juli 2014. Mandriva Pulse vereinfacht das IT-Asset-Management für Organisationen jeglicher Größe. Das Tool wurde speziell entwickelt, um IT-Profis das Leben zu erleichtern – unabhängig davon, ob sie nur eine Handvoll Computer an einem Standort verwalten oder Hunderttausende an zahlreichen Standorten überall auf der Welt. Dabei spielt auch das Betriebssystem der Geräte keine Rolle. Pulse kann sowohl Windows-Rechner wie auch Mac OS X-Systeme, Unix-Systeme oder Linux-Systeme verwalten.

Über Mandriva Pulse können IT-Verantwortliche in einer zentralen, webbasierten Verwaltungsoberfläche sämtliche Computer auch in großen Netzwerken managen. Ein Dashboard gibt einen Überblick über sämtliche Hard- und Softwarebestände und einzelne Anwendungen sowie Updates lassen sich einfach verteilen. Außerdem ermöglicht Pulse die Fernsteuerung von Rechnern und das Anfertigen übersichtlicher Reports. Unabhängig von der Untertnehmensgröße erleichtert die neue Partnerschaft von Univention und Mandriva Unternehmen den Aufbau einer kostengünstigen IT-Management-Lösung auf Basis von UCS, da der Aufwand für die Vor-Ort-Integration von Serververwaltung und Asset-Management minimiert wird.

Mandriva ist stolz, sein Know-how im Bereich IT-Asset-Management mit der langjährigen und reichhaltigen Erfahrung von Univention kombinieren zu können“, sagt Jean-Manuel Croset, CEO von Mandriva. „UCS und Pulse ermöglichen es Systemadministratoren, deutlich produktiver als bislang zu arbeiten und gleichzeitig die Sicherheit und Integrität der Daten auf sämtlichen ans Netzwerk angebundenen Geräten sicherzustellen.“ Durch die Zusammenarbeit mit einem europäischen Partner bleibe außerdem die digitale Unabhängigkeit der Kunden gewahrt.

Für Peter Ganten, Geschäftsführer von Univention, ist Pulse eine wichtige Ergänzung des Univention App Centers: „Unsere Strategie ist es, UCS als eine erweiterbare Plattform zur einfachen und wirtschaftlichen Verwaltung von Unternehmens-IT zu positionieren. Univention App Center erlaubt es Nutzern, ihre IT um genau die Funktionen und Anwendungen zu erweitern, die sie benötigen – integriert und sofort nutzbar, sowohl in der Cloud als auch im eigenen Rechenzentrum. Für Softwareunternehmen wie Mandriva stellt Univention App Center eine ideale Möglichkeit dar, Kunden ihre Lösungen sehr einfach zur Verfügung zu stellen.“

 

Mehr Informationen über das Univention App Center sowie eine Liste aller über das App Center verfügbaren Anwendungen finden Sie hier:
https://www.univention.de/produkte/ucs/univention-app-center/

Mehr Informationen zu Mandriva Pulse und UCS auf:
http://www.univention.de/mandriva-pulse

 

Über Mandriva

Mandriva SA ist ein französisches Open Source Softwareunternehmen, das innovative und leicht zu bedienende Enterprise und Serverlösungen herstellt. Das Unternehmen wurde 1998 gegründet und hat seinen Hauptsitz in Paris sowie Entwicklungscenter in Curitiba, Brasilien und Metz, Frankreich. Mit dem Ziel Unternehmen Open Source Technologien zugänglich zu machen, bietet Mandriva Produkte und Lösungen sowohl für Unternehmen als auch für den öffentlichen und bildungspolitischen Sektor an. Mandriva Produkte sind in mehreren Sprachen verfügbar und werden weltweit in vielen Ländern über direkte und indirekte Kanäle vertrieben.

Mehr Informationen unter: http://www.mandriva.com/en/ucs/

Über Univention

Univention ist führender europäischer Anbieter von Open Source-Produkten für wirtschaftlichen Betrieb und effiziente Verwaltung von IT-Infrastruktur. Im Mittelpunkt des Angebots steht die Linux-Infrastrukturlösung Univention Corporate Server (UCS). UCS ist eine moderne Enterprise-Linux-Distribution mit integrierter Open Source-Lösung für das Identity- und Infrastruktur-Management, die auch in anspruchsvollen Umgebungen eine effiziente und zentral gesteuerte Verwaltung ermöglicht. Das Kernprodukt UCS wird unter anderem durch darauf aufbauende Produkte für die plattformübergreifende Verwaltung von Thin Clients, Unterstützung für Linux-Desktops sowie eine integrierte Virtualisierungslösung ergänzt. Die Produkte passen sich dank mitgelieferter Konnektoren, etwa zu Microsoft Active Directory, gut in vorhandene Infrastrukturen ein und erlauben einfache Migrationen. Eine große Zahl von Softwareherstellern stellt für den Betrieb mit UCS optimierte Pakete zur Verfügung, die sich u. a. in das UCS-Managementsystem integrieren. UCS ist damit die Open Source-Integrationsplattform für IT-Infrastrukturbetrieb und -management.

 

Kontakt Univention :

Kontakt Presse Univention :

Univention GmbH Möller Horcher Public Relations GmbH

Alice Horstmann Marco Pfohl

Mary-Somerville-Straße 1 Ludwigstr. 74

28359 Bremen 63067 Offenbach

Tel.: ++49 (0)421 22232 - 0 Tel.: +49 (0)69 809096 - 56

Fax: +49 (0)421 22232 – 99 Fax: +49 (0)69 809096 - 59

horstmann@univention.de

marco.pfohl@moeller-horcher.de

www.univention.de

www.moeller-horcher.de


10th of May 2011: Zarafa and Mandriva Partner to Deliver Integrated Enterprise Solutions

Zarafa is the Microsoft Exchange replacement for Linux servers, which allows users to share e-mails, calendars and contacts using Outlook or a web access. The integration includes a specific installation and configuration wizard as well as the possibility to manage Zarafa users in the Mandriva Directory Server (MDS) of MES5.

Today at the Solutions Linux / Open Source in Paris, Mandriva and Zarafa have signed a technological and commercial partnership contract to ensure the best possible support and maintenance for MES5 users deploying ZCP.

Mandriva offers Zarafa dedicated packages including support for Mandriva Enterprise Server 5 (MES 5), a server for mid-sized enterprise customers. Zarafa also ships the Zarafa web access, a web-based groupware interface with a look-and-feel like MS Outlook, allowing users to become accustomed quickly. Moreover, with the Active Directory plug-in, Zarafa can be easily integrated in an existing Windows network.

Mandriva has more than 5 million users in 140 countries, and Zarafa has been delivering groupware solutions to Linux customers worldwide for almost a decade now.

“Mandriva's partnership with a growing open source groupware solution provider like Zarafa is a demonstration of the global appeal for the Mandriva Linux operating system. This agreement validates Mandriva's strategic investment in the field of the enterprise sector that will be a growing market for Mandriva”, said Gaurav Parakh, Vice President, WW Strategic Partnership Alliance & Brazil P&L Unit, Mandriva S.A.

“This partnership makes it easy for companies that are committed to open source to realize the benefits of integrated enterprise solutions, and we are thrilled about this partnership. We have created the easiest to set up and easiest to use environment for Zarafa” said Arnaud Laprévote, CEO & President of the Management Board. Mandriva S.A.

Brian Joseph, CEO of Zarafa, explains: “As the leading European provider of open source groupware and collaboration software, Zarafa welcomes this partnership with Mandriva as another step towards our growing ecosystem in France. This partnership with the French open source pioneers will definitely bring new innovations to our customer base.”

Zarafa is one of the few software providers that offers ActiveSync compatibility on an open source basis. Via its Z-Push open source
project, Zarafa supports most ActiveSync-compatible peripherals. As a result, businesses can synchronize their groupware data with Windows Mobile, Google Android, Nokia mobiles and iPhones. In addition, Zarafa enables integration with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Many businesses from a variety of vertical sectors including; public sector, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, logistics and professional services have already switched to Zarafa software.

About Mandriva

Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of Mandriva Linux, an easy-to-use and innovative operating system. It is one of the most popular Linux editions in the world. Dedicated to making open source technologies accessible to all users, the company offers a full range of products and services to individuals, enterprises and government organizations. Mandriva products are available online in 80 languages and in more than 140 countries through dedicated channels. Headquartered in Paris, France, the company is publicly traded on the Euronext Marche Libre.

More information is at http://www.mandriva.com

About Zarafa

Zarafa is the leading European provider of open source groupware and collaboration software. The company is headquartered in Delft, the Netherlands. Zarafa’s offices in Stuttgart, Hannover and Belo Horizonte (Brazil) provide local sales and support to more than 150 partners and thousands of customers worldwide. Our core product is the Zarafa Collaboration Platform (ZCP), the European open and compatible groupware platform that can be used as a drop-in Microsoft Exchange replacement for email, calendaring, collaboration and tasks. Zarafa is acclaimed for its unrivalled expertise in calendar and mobile compatibility.

More information is at http://www.zarafa.com .

11th of April 2011: Mandriva announces its new Mandriva Enterprise Server 5.2,  the Linux server simple and innovative

Mandriva, Europe's leading publisher of Linux solutions, today announced the availability of its Mandriva Enterprise Server 5.2 (MES 5.2). This new release expands hardware support and enhances the selection of software for even greater reliability and easier use. MES 5.2 is based on an update of the Linux kernel (version 2.6.33).

Mandriva offers existing clients and all business and administrations the opportunity to take advantage of the best of Linux (reliability, security, low admin costs) associated with the best of Mandriva Linux (easy to use, exclusive Mandriva tools and professional services) for the administration and integration of servers.

MES 5.2 integrates new features of virtualisation, among which the KVM technology (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) accompanied with tools of administration for a simple management in everyday life.

Mandriva Enterprise Server 5.2 also includes:

  • Mandriva Directory Server (MDS) enables some administrative work to be delegated to colleagues and offers users a directory of unique passwords independent of the platform being used. In addition, MDS incorporated a well-stocked API which enables the easy development of new modules and automates the everyday admin tasks;
  • Developed to reduce boot-up time, the server's installation wizard enables Open Source bricks pre-configured by Mandriva for optimal efficiency to be quickly installed;
  • MES 5.2 was designed to be modular and customised and can be easily used for the configuration of specialised servers. The Administrator can, for instance, configure an E-mail Server, or File and Print Server or a Directory Server;

On top of reducing operating costs and cutting down on time, MES5 limits hardware investment and reduces energy costs through its integrated virtualisation tools XEN and KVM. These virtualisation bricks enable MES 5.2 to envisage a real policy of server coordination.
 
« MES 5 is a simple Operating System to install, administer and maintain, and can build a scalable IT strategy by meeting the hardware and software investments, » said Stéphane Laurière, Chief Technical Officer, Mandriva.

MES 5 comes with not only corrective but also evolutive maintenance which allows users to take advantage of the latest distribution components.

Mandriva Enterprise Server 5.2 (MES 5.2) is globally available today.

For more information go to:

http://www.mandriva.com/en/linux/server/

11th of April 2011: Mandriva Joins Open Invention Network as a Licensee

Open Invention Network (OIN), the company formed to enable and protect Linux, today extended its community with the signing of Mandriva as a
licensee. By becoming a licensee, Mandriva has joined the growing list of organizations that recognize the importance of leveraging the Open
Invention Network to further spur open source innovation.

“Mandriva is a leading European publisher of Linux software, providing solutions for individuals, enterprises, and OEMs across a wide range of
platforms, from mobile devices to desktops to servers. Given this, we are pleased to have Mandriva become a licensee ,” said Keith Bergelt, CEO of
Open Invention Network. “ By doing so, Mandriva affirms its ongoing support for open source. We applaud its foresight in taking this step to support
both itself and the open source community broadly .”

“Mandriva Linux aims to provide the best of open source software in its solutions. Because of this, we understand the importance of participating
within the community and in helping to spur open source innovatio n,” said Arnaud Laprévote, CEO of Mandriva. “We view an OIN license as one of the
key methods through which open source innovators can deter patent aggression, help to ensure ongoing freedom of action, and encourage
continued collaboration and advances in Linux .”

Patents owned by Open Invention Network are available royalty-free to any company, institution or individual that agrees not to assert its patents
against the Linux System. This enables companies to continue to make significant corporate and capital expenditure investments in open source –
helping to fuel economic growth. By developing a web of developers, distributors, sellers, resellers and end-users that license its patent
portfolio, Open Invention Network is creating a supportive and shielded ecosystem to ensure the growth and adoption of open source solutions.

OIN has amassed a broad portfolio of patents, including patents held by nominees on its behalf. These patents are available to all licensees as
part of the patent portfolio that OIN is creating around and in support of Linux. Its license agreement can be found at
www.openinventionnetwork.com/pat_license_agreement.php

18th of January 2011: Mandriva and Mythware team up to offer a complete educational solution for OEMs and Schools

Mandriva , Europe's leading publisher of Linux solutions , is delighted to announce its latest distribution specially designed for Intel ClassMate PC and other small educational netbooks, integrated with the Mythware educational application: Mandriva-Mythware Educational Solution .
Mythware, the maker of e-learning class control applications for students and teachers , and Mandriva have combined to produce a new educational-specific solution. Easy-to-use for the teacher and easy to follow for the student.

Based on the same kernel as Mandriva Linux, Mandriva-Mythware Educational Solution is a complete and easy- to-use tool designed to transform teaching into an interactive experience. It will also help you discover Mandriva operating system, Mandriva Linux 2010: with innovative functionalities and a user-friendly interface customized for the education world.

The Mythware e-learning class software incorporates the teaching material with remote monitor & control and classroom management. It enhances classroom interaction and teaching and replaces projectors.

To sum up, Mandriva-Mythware Educational Solution is:

  • A unique design: a specially-designed operating system with the latest open source technology for small screens with big icons and simple navigation for Intel ClassMate PC hardware and other small education-focused netbooks;
  • Interoperability: it has the same Intel-certified educational application which works on CMPC Windows;
  • Easy-to-use: a simplified installation, fully GUI user-friendly interface and icons and tabs adapted to a small screen with the possibility of easy and rapid customization for local OEMs and schools;
  • A complete solution: maintenance and support for the educational distribution are included; with a comprehensive connectivity support (Wi-Fi,3G cellular data and Lane);
  • Pre-certified: the product is certified and optimized for Intel ClassMate PC hardware and other major netbook hardware;
  • Effective Management: optimization of flash memory, efficient power management, small size and fast boot.
  • Educational focus with a sharing of the learning material like screen broadcast, student demonstration, movie net, group teaching, group chat, screen secord & playback.  There is also a class management with a remote monitor and control, with a silence on/off option, class model and remote command management.


« Mandriva's partnership with a growing Educational application provider like Mythware is a demonstration of the global appeal for the Mandriva Linux operating system. This agreement validates Mandriva's strategic investment in the field of Education that will be a growing market for Mandriva ,» said Gaurav Parakh, Vice President, WW Strategic Partnership Alliance & Brazil P&L Unit, Mandriva.

« This offer will not only create more value for schools and OEMs, but it also meets the requirement of educational solutions with an extremely rich featured e-learning class application. Every child deserves the chance to learn, » said Tony Tong, Mythware



About Mandriva

Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the editor of Mandriva Linux, an easy-to-use and innovative operating system. It is one of the most popular Linux editions in the world. Dedicated to making open source technologies accessible to all users, the company offers a full range of products and services to individuals, enterprises and government organizations. Mandriva products are available online in 80 languages and in more than 140 countries through dedicated channels. Headquartered in Paris, France, the company is publicly traded on the Euronext Marche Libre.

More information : www.mandriva.com
Contact us : edu@mandriva.com


About Mythware

Mythware is a professional service and solution supplier in educational field for last 10 years. Mythware e-learning class and improve interactions between teachers and students. As one of the member of Intel Learning Series, Mythware works closely with Intel on CMPC project. All the CMPCs are bundled with Mythware e-learning class and distributed in more than 50 countries. Thanks to amazing interaction, monitor and control brought by Mythware, teachers worldwide have improved the efficiency in class.

More information: http://www.mythware.net/

The 8th of December 2010 Brazilian Ministry of Education plan large deployment with Mandriva Linux on Intel-powered classmate PCs by Positivo

The Brazilian government education authority has selected Intel-powered classmate PCs running Mandriva Linux for educational use nationwide. Mandriva is working with the hardware manufacturer partner Positivo, to deliver this open source solution which will help teachers to improve students education. Also, this will be one of the world biggest organized deployment of Linux, with potential to get to 1.5 Million units, and confirms Linux as a key, cost-effective alternative PC operating system. The hardware, operating system and software is targeted to have a per student cost around USD $200.

The Intel-powered classmate PC is a small and rugged, fully functional mobile PC, specially designed by Intel for primary students in emerging markets. Brazil will be one of the first countries to deploy Intel-powered classmate PCs in their schools to such a large scale. The Brazilian government's decision to choose as Intel Learning Series solutions running Mandriva Linux on a classmate PCs reaffirms Linux as the preferred operating system for the global education market with Mandriva as the Linux education market leader.

Since its early years in the late 1990s, Mandriva has driven a hardware and software partner strategy, especially with the original device and hardware manufacturers, especially in emerging markets. Mandriva was one of the first software vendors to deploy educational distribution on the Intel-powered PCs which first came to market in 2006. Mandriva's efforts with embedded on mobile devices has included embedded Linux for home entertainment systems, notebooks and netbooks.

Mandriva Brazilian edition is based on Mandriva's latest mini notebook operating system, 2010 edition, and has been tailored to Intel-powered PCs hardware with a unique launcher application which makes it easier to access the most commonly needed open source applications. The Positivo manufactured Intel-powered classmate PC will be used in Brazilian schools by teachers, parents and students. Students will use them on collaborative activities that develop 21st century skills to develop IT skills and to assist them with class research. Teacher will use them to transform their teaching alignment with the government objectives.

"We are delighted to participate in this project along with our eco-system partners, and to help bring Mandriva Linux and open source applications to Brazil. This operation validates our approach of cooperating with Intel and Positivo and of leveraging Mandriva's own laboratory presence in Brazil with Brazilian software engineers" said Gaurav Parakh,Vice President,WW Partnership,Mandriva.

The initiative enhancing the quality of education delivery in Brazil and to be a shining example to the world for technology-enabled learning. Working together,Positivo and Mandriva will provide a high quality open source solutions which facilitate knowledge based economic empowerment through a low-cost and effective technology solution" said Mauricio Roorda, Manager Mobility-Software, Positivo. The education in Brazil. The Intel-powered classmate PC as part of the Intel Learning Series,will assist student and teachers during classes, increasing student access to knowledge and will enable them to valuable 21st century skills " said Alan Markham, Project manager,Intel, Brazil. Several years of classroom-based ethnographic research, resulting in a solution that delivers an innovative learning methodology for students and offers new ways for teachers to engage their students. The classmate PC is based on Intel architecture and Intel Atom processors featuring child-friendly features such as a robust webcam,ultra-compact and easy-to-carry design, more storage capacity,a larger display and keyboard, as well as a more rugged design. The Intel-powered clamshell classmate PC is part of the Intel Learning Series, a family of hardware and software products, reference designs,and services created to meet the educational needs of young students. 

The 24th of September 2009: Mandriva Mini based on Moblin™ version 2 technology is now available

Product Based on New Version of Moblin Technology Offers Robust Netbook Experiences

Today, Mandriva, Europe’s leading Linux editor, released a new version of Mandriva Mini, a product based on Moblin™ version 2 technology, an optimized open source Linux operating system project for rich Internet and media experiences on Intel® Atom™ processor based devices. Mandriva has proven its ability to succeed in target markets, notably with a Classmate PC design for education.

The Nigerian government has selected Intel- Atom processor-based classmate PCs running on Mandriva Linux for a nationwide schools pilot in Nigeria. Mandriva is working with Intel Corporation and Technology Support Center Ltd. to provide 17,000 Intel-powered classmate PCs.

Armel Kermorvant, Vice President OEM/ODM, said that he was delighted to work with Intel. “It allows Mandriva to focus on the development of operating systems, to target the OEM market which encompasses Netbook and to channel our energies into devices such as MID (Mobile Internet Device), Tablet Internet and other "intelligent" products derived from Linux. The launch of this new version of Mandriva Mini will enable users to interact with an ensemble of base applications (all kinds of Operating Systems) within a handful of seconds, ” he added.

Moblin v2 technology, which is currently available for netbooks, is the latest from Moblin.org, an open source community that supports the creation and distribution of Linux-based operating system products for Intel Atom-based platforms, including netbooks, mobile Internet devices (MIDs), nettops, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and embedded systems. Intel launched Moblin in June 2007 and incubated the project until April 2009 when the Linux Foundation became the host of the community. Intel continues to contribute key technologies and work with the developer community to advance the effort.

" The release of Mandriva Mini is a great example of how Moblin™ v2 technology can be utilized to deliver specific benefits and capabilities to various industry market segments, as they did with the Classroom PC ,” said Doug Fisher, vice president of Intel’s Software and Services Group and general manager of the System Software Division. “ The Moblin community’s efforts have enabled Mandriva to deliver an exciting and compelling user experience to the classroom by building an excellent Linux product based on Moblin v2 technology that takes full advantage of the capabilities of the Intel® Atom™ processor. "

About Mandriva

Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the editor of Mandriva Linux, an easy-to-use and innovative operating system. It is one of the most popular Linux editions in the world. Dedicated to making open source technologies accessible to all users, the company offers a full range of products and services to individuals, enterprises and government organizations. Mandriva products are available online in 80 languages and in more than 140 countries through dedicated channels. Headquartered in Paris, France, the company is publicly traded on the Euronext Marche Libre.

More information at : www.mandriva.com

Press Contacts

Vanessa Wall - vwall@mandriva.com - +33 (0)1 40 41 97 29

Mélody Mansuy - mmansuy@mandriva.com - + 33 (0) 1 40 41 17 64

About Moblin™ Technology

Hosted by the Linux Foundation, Moblin is an optimized open source Linux operating system project that delivers visually rich Internet and media experiences on Intel® Atom™ Processor-based devices including MIDs, netbooks/nettops, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), and embedded systems.

More information can be found at www.moblin.org.

The 2nd of July 2009: Mandriva offers optimised performance and reduced costs for users of its new server Mandriva Enterprise Server 5

Mandriva Enterprise Server 5, the most innovative Open Source server on the market Paris, July 2nd 2009 - Mandriva, Europe's leading publisher of Linux solutions, today announces the official launch of its Mandriva Enterprise Server 5 (MES 5) , a complete Open solution for deploying servers in a few, quick minutes for all types of environment. Mandriva offers existing clients and all business and administrations the opportunity to take advantage of the best of Linux (reliability, security, low admin costs) associated with the best of Mandriva Linux (easy to use, exclusive Mandriva tools and professional services) for the administration and integration of servers.Mandriva's teams have built on the successful design of the Corporate Server 4, developing and incorporating new functionalities:

  • Mandriva Directory Server (MDS) is totally integrated in MES 5. MDS enables some administrative work to be delegated to colleagues and offers users a directory of unique passwords independent of the platform being used. In addition, MDS incorporated a well-stocked API which enables the easy development of new modules and automates the everyday admin tasks;
  • Developed to reduce boot-up time , the server's installation wizard enables Open Source bricks pre-configured by Mandriva for optimal efficiency to be quickly installed;
  • MES 5 was designed to be modular and customised and can be easily used for the configuration of specialised servers. The Administrator can, for instance, configure an E-mail Server, or File and Print Server or a Directory Server. And to make the job even easier, it takes less than 15 minutes to install ;
  • On top of reducing operating costs and cutting down on time, MES5 limits hardware investment and reduces energy costs through its integrated virtualisation tools XEN and KVM. These virtualisation bricks enable MES 5 to envisage a real policy of server coordination.

MES 5 comes with not only corrective but also evolutive maintenance which allows users to take advantage of the latest distribution components. "The market and our clients were looking for an Open Source offer which constituted a true business distribution for servers and MES 5 answers that demand. Thanks to the exclusive configuration assistants of Mandriva Linux it has never been easier to deploy servers", said Hervé Yahi, CEO of Mandriva.

The 20th of October 2008: Mandriva and Turbolinux to join Moblin Project through their joint Manbo Labs to expand the business in the field of Atom-based devices

Mandriva and Turbolinux to join Moblin Project through their joint Manbo Labs to expand the business in the field of Atom-based products along with Intel October 20th 2008, Paris, Tokyo and Santa Clara - Today Mandriva and Turbolinux announced an agreement creating Manbo Labs, which will join the Moblin.org project to contribute their technologies. Moblin.org is an open source community project to develop the Linux software stack and technology framework for visually rich Internet, media experience on devices such as Intel® Atom™ Processor based Mobile Internet Devices, netbooks and In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems. Manbo labs is a lab set up in the context of a partnership between Mandriva and Turbolinux. Together, these two Linux editors have a strong presence in Europe and Asia. They have decided to syndicate their development work to be able to invest more in technology. So they have set up a lab, staffed by Mandriva and Turbolinux engineers, which develops the core components of a Linux distro. Once the core components are ready, both companies develop their own products, based on these core components. Manbo Labs was launched in the Fall of 2007, its first product was delivered in March of 2008, and since then Mandriva and Turbolinux have both brought to the market products based on this core: Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring for Mandriva and Turbolinux Client 2008 for Turbolinux. Turbolinux and Mandriva have plans to grow their joint labs several ways:
  • by adding new members who will contribute and base their products on Manbo technology, a new member should be announced soon;
  • by growing the scope of the core components;
  • by including more products in the scope of the lab.
Mandriva and Turbolinux will develop the core components of a Linux distribution based on Moblin.org. They both already have unique technology and strong expertise in developing netbook-oriented Linux distributions that will contribute to Moblin.org. The new Manbo Lab distribution for netbooks will be Moblin compliant and thus will be optimized for the Intel Atom processor platforms. It will have among others the following features:
  • Power management enabling long battery life;
  • Fast boot time;
  • Small footprint;
  • Slick GUI interface adapted to small screen.
Mandriva and Turbolinux expect to ship the product by the end of Q4 2008 or the beginning of Q1 2009. And also due to Moblin technology can lower the risk and accelerates time-to-market for OSVs and ISVs which can also bring a great value to some other Atom processor based products, not only limited on netbooks. For example, in the meanwhile, Manbo Lab is also exploring some other fields like In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems based on the openness, powerful possibility and capability Moblin project is bringing. “The truly open nature of Moblin makes innovation widely accessible.”said Ram Peddibhotla, director of Intel Open Source Technology Center, System Software Division. “Building upon our relationship with Manbo Labs, we expect to see the Moblin based Manbo solution delivering a solid Internet and media experience on Intel® Atom™ Processor-based netbooks.” "We are more than excited to start this project in Manbo Lab because portable devices based on the Intel Atom processor will be definitely the key of the next IT business and we strongly believe our output will speed up the new IT life for the consumer all over the world”, said Koichi Yano, the CEO of Turbolinux. “We are delighted to be working with Turbolinux in the Moblin community. The product and technology, we are working on, which will include some of the unique technology developed by Manbo Labs, will deliver increased value to our OEM/ODM customers”, said François Bancilhon, CEO of Mandriva.

About Mandriva

Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of Mandriva Linux, an easy-to-use and innovative operating system. It is one of the most popular Linux editions in the world. Dedicated to making open source technologies accessible to all users, the company offers a full range of products and services to individuals, enterprises and government organizations. Mandriva products are available online in 80 languages and in more than 140 countries through dedicated channels. Headquartered in Paris, France, the company is publicly traded on the Euronext Marché Libre. More information at http://www.mandriva.com

About Turbolinux

As the leading Linux operating system vendor with successive sales record in the Japanese and Chinese Linux market, providing advanced technology and excellent local service, Turbolinux has been promoting information enablement in partnership with software and hardware market leaders to achieve great successes in various vertical industries, such as telecommunication, finance, energy, transportation, government, post, education, etc. For more information, please visit: www.turbolinux.co.jp, www.turbolinux.com.cn, or www.turbolinux.com

Press contacts:

Mandriva: Vanessa Wall - vwall@mandriva.com - +33 (0)1 40 41 97 29 Mélody Mansuy - mmansuy@mandriva.com - + 33 (0) 1 40 41 17 64 Turbolinux: Noriaki Fukuyasu - press@turbolinux.co.jp - +81 (0)3 5766 1660