Digital Edition

SYS-CON.TV
Mandriva Purchases Lycoris Assets; Joseph Cheek Will Join Mandriva
"Lycoris is Especially Excited to be Part of the New Mandriva Team," Says Lycoris' Founder

"We are extremely happy that Joseph Cheek decided to join the Mandriva family," said said François Bancilhon, CEO of Mandriva, referring to Lycoris' founder and CEO Joseph Cheek as it was announced that Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, the publisher of the popular Mandriva Linux distribution, has agreed to purchase several assets from Lycoris.

As part of this agreement, the companies said, Cheek is joining Mandriva to develop a new and advanced Linux desktop product.

"Our goal is now to provide a path moving forward to the thousands of Desktop/LX users", said Bancilhon.

Joseph Cheek added: "Lycoris is especially excited to be part of the new Mandriva team. Merging the unique qualities of our Desktop/LX product with Mandriva's excellent technology will enable both Desktop/LX and Mandriva users to enjoy a superior computing experience."

Since its inception in the year 2000, Lycoris had established a solid reputation for developing easy to use and friendly operating systems targetted to the consumer market. It also pioneered unique Linux products for the mass market, such as a Tablet Edition and a Pocket PC edition of Lycoris Desktop/LX, which led to several partnerships with hardware vendors in Asia, including Dialogue and MoBits.

The joint plan is now to develop a new product that will be the convergence between our Mandriva Discovery product and Lycoris Desktop/LX. Both teams have already started working on this product.

In parallel, the plan is to add into the Mandriva Club some of the unique features of the Iris Software Gallery and to create a specific space in the Club dedicated to the existing Iris Software Gallery and to welcome the former Lycoris.org user forum.

About Linux News Desk
SYS-CON's Linux News Desk gathers stories, analysis, and information from around the Linux world and synthesizes them into an easy to digest format for IT/IS managers and other business decision-makers.

In order to post a comment you need to be registered and logged in.

Register | Sign-in

Reader Feedback: Page 1 of 1



ADS BY GOOGLE
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters

ADS BY GOOGLE

SUSE is a German-based, multinational, open-source software company that develops and sells Linux pr...
Lori MacVittie is a subject matter expert on emerging technology responsible for outbound evangelism...
NanoVMs is the only production ready unikernel infrastructure solution on the market today. Unikerne...
Big Switch's mission is to disrupt the status quo of networking with order of magnitude improvements...
Yottabyte is a software-defined data center (SDDC) company headquartered in Bloomfield Township, Oak...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the informatio...
Chris Matthieu is the President & CEO of Computes, inc. He brings 30 years of experience in developm...
All in Mobile is a mobile app agency that helps enterprise companies and next generation startups bu...
Every organization is facing their own Digital Transformation as they attempt to stay ahead of the c...
Blockchain is a new buzzword that promises to revolutionize the way we manage data. If the data is s...
CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO Silicon Valley 2019 will cover all of these tools, with the m...
Serveless Architectures brings the ability to independently scale, deploy and heal based on workload...
I spend a lot of time helping organizations to “think like a data scientist.” My book “Big Data MBA:...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelm...
Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it wil...
Wasabi is the hot cloud storage company delivering low-cost, fast, and reliable cloud storage. Wasab...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitori...
David Friend is the co-founder and CEO of Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company that delivers fast, ...
In addition to 22 Keynotes and General Sessions, attend all FinTechEXPO Blockchain "education sessio...
Early Bird Registration Discount Expires on August 31, 2018 Conference Registration Link ▸ HERE. Pic...