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Should Mandriva Have Focused On More Than Just the OS?

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If you follow the Linux scene, it's been hard to miss the brinksmanship with bankruptcy that Mandriva has been involved in. Susan has been covering the drama, and many OStatic readers have weighed in on it, some bewildered at how a respected platform went so awry, and some not surprised at all. Among those who follow commercial Linux vendors, though, there is a growing concensus that Mandriva S.A. failed to offer more than just an operating system.

IT World has a post out which considers whether Mandriva's problems are a signal of more problems to come for companies concentrating on standalone Linux distributions:

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