Sources close to Mandriva, Progeny and Turbolinux say the trio of companies will be announcing a new enterprise Linux distribution based on Debian Linux at the LinuxWorld event in San Francisco in August.
It looks like Ubuntu will get a new rival in the Autumn, if we are to believe Eweek.com:
According to one vendor who's close to the project, “the idea is to use with a [software] repository, so administrators and developers could use apt-get [Advanced Package Tool, the program Debian uses for software distribution] and all that stuff.”
“Basically the objective is to produce a distro that can act like Debian, use the Debian repository, but any Red Hat engineer should be comfortable with it,” the vendor said.
“It will have a nice, Web-based front end for service management, which Sarge lacks,” the vendor added. “It's basically oriented toward edge-of-the-network type applications, such as ISP software.”
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