Mandriva Powers Up a Serious Business-Server Linux

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2006-09-14 Print this article Print

The company's Mandriva Corporate Server 4, an attempt to compete with RHEL and SLES, should be interoperable with products from other LSB-compliant vendors. (Linux-Watch)

Mandriva Linux, formerly Mandrake Linux, on Sept. 14 will ship a major upgrade to its business server-oriented Linux distribution. The company claims that Mandriva Corporate Server 4 is fully compliant with the LSB (Linux Standard Base), and therefore should have interoperability with products from other LSB-compliant vendors. Mandriva was once best known for its popular community-driven Linux.
Since 2005 though, CEO François Bancilhon has been pointing the company towards the business market.
To read more about Mandrivas decision to pursue business users, click here. This release of Mandriva Corporate Server 4 is the French companys first major business server. Its meant to compete with the likes of Red Hats RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) and Novells SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server). The new Linux server is built on top of a 2.6.12 Linux kernel. It also includes OpenLDAP 2.3 for its directory server; Kerberos 5 for network authentication; and both MySQL 5.0 and PostgreSQL 8.1 as its databases. Read the full story on Linux-Watch: Mandriva Powers Up a Serious Business-Server Linux Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest open-source news, reviews and analysis.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.

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