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.
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.