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Presentation of Mandriva Germany

Thursday July 12 2007

Mandriva Germany (Fidu Limited) was launched last year as the sole German exclusive partner for Mandriva S.A, offering Mandriva Linux operating systems.

The goal of Mandriva Germany is to provide local distribution of Mandriva Linux and other integrated open source applications in German languages throughout Germany.

"Our target areas are solutions to individuals, educational institutions, public and private organizations, ISVs and OEMs all over Germany”, said Herbert Feiler, managing director of Fidu and Mandriva Germany.

Mandriva Germany strategic goals are based on the following:

  • produce and distribute Mandriva Linux other bundled open source applications;

  • the development of a nationwide German support network;

  • making Mandriva products available through the German store - www.mandriva.de - OEMs and VARs.

"As one of the leader in free and open source software, Mandriva has long recognized that global partnership is vital to the evolution of the global organization, With our German partner we want to provide more efficient services to our Linux customer in Germany, Working with Mandriva Germany will make our technologies available more broadly, increase options for users, lower barriers, and expand participation worldwide," explains Gaurav Parakh, Partnership Business Manager of Mandriva.

About Mandriva Germany (Fidu Limited)

“Fidu“ is derivative from Latin as well as an abbreviation: “confidence” and “reliability”. On these two columns we develop all our business. In addition is “fidu” an abbreviation for “free information and service enterprise”. We produce merchandise and software articles. Our special attention is thereby both on the manufacturing of individual products and the selling of Mandriva software product and services. Fidu specialize in the Linux & open source surrounding field and operate actively in Linux forums as well as a handful of own Shops approximately around the topic Linux & open source. More information at: www.mandriva.de

About Mandriva

Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of Mandriva Linux, an easy-to-use and innovative operating system. It is one of the most popular Linux editions in the world. Dedicated to making open source technologies accessible to all users, the company offers a full range of products and services to individuals, enterprises and government organizations. Mandriva products are available online in 80 languages and in more than 140 countries through dedicated channels. Headquartered in Paris, France, the company is publicly traded on the Euronext Marche Libre.

Press Contacts

Mandriva Germany

Herbert Feiler
Fidu Limited - Goldkronacher Str. 30 - D-95463 Bindlach
Tel.: +49 (0) 92 08 / 65 76 49
Fax: +49 (0) 92 08 / 57 0 97 47


  • Camille Repussard - crepussard@mandriva.com - + 33 0(1) 40 41 17 58

  • Guillaume Martin - gmartin@mandriva.com - + 33 0(1) 40 41 17 64

  • Caroline Garlatti - cgarlatti@mandriva.com - + 33 0(1) 40 41 67 67