Commercial Linux distributor Mandriva has partnered with PC and server maker NEC to attack the educational and public sectors with Linux wares. The deal is limited to the NEC Computers division of NEC, which sells its PCs, laptops, and servers in the European market.
The company’s did not specify exactly how they would develop solutions for these two economic sectors, above and beyond getting Mandriva’s Corporate Desktop and Corporate Server Linux 2.6 variants certified on NEC iron.
But what is obvious is why they chose the educational and public sectors as a focus. This is where Linux is building up the most steam and where IT managers are trying to cut spending while boosting security.