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The French GNU/Linux company Mandriva has earned a stay of execution with an "external entity" expressing an interest in acquiring the company, according to the company blog

A post by the company chief operating officer Jean-Manuel Croset said: "We would like to inform that a proposal to acquire Mandriva has been submitted by an external entity. As required in such a situation, the major shareholders have been asked to determine their position.

"As per today (January 17, Paris time), Mandriva has not received every determination in written form and will, in consequence, wait until January 23rd to decide on the future of the company."

Earlier this month it was reported that due to disagreement among the major shareholders over a move to recapitalise the company, there was no alternative but to shut down Mandriva on January 16.

Mandriva is a GNU/Linux distribution that began life in the 1990s as Mandrake Linux. It is popular due to the fact that it includes many of the latest components and is easy to to use.



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A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.