Mandriva, HP Launch Latin American Linux Partnership
Hewlett-Packard desktop computers in 37 Latin American countries will now be pre-loaded with Mandriva Linux 2006. (DesktopLinux.com)On Wednesday, Mandriva announced that it was partnering with Hewlett-Packard Co. to distribute HP desktop computers pre-loaded with Mandriva Linux 2006 to 37 countries in Latin America. As part of the agreement, Mandriva was also named the "Preferred Linux Partner for Latin America" and Mandriva Linux 2006 has been optimized and certified for HP machines. The companies will work together on sales, support, and marketing in all Latin American territories, including Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico.
Mandriva 2006 was released in November 2005. It was the first Linux distribution from Mandrivaformerly Mandrakesoftto merge improvements from Conectiva and Lycoris, two companies that Mandriva had earlier acquired.