Mandriva has been selected as 'Product of the Year 2007' in the Linux category at the Softool exhibition in Moscow.
The 'Product of the Year 2007' competition was held by the department of information technologies and computing systems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Federal Agency of Information Technologies, the publishing house SK Press, and IT-expo.
The winners were determined by an council of experts headed by Sergey Abramov, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Director of the Institute of Programming Systems.
All software products were judged by different criteria such as the demand for the product in the market, existence of similar Russian and foreign products, comparison of the features of the product, press coverage during the last year, compliance of software product to Russian and international standards and so on.
The high quality of Mandriva products was also confirmed by Russian customers, partners and computing press. A number of IT magazines in Russia published reviews of Mandriva Linux during 2007.
Mandriva Linux was also chosen by a large number of companies in Russia. Mandriva has customers in all regions of Russia, in areas from the public sector through the entertainment industry and the financial sector to the oil industry.
Many educational organizations have also showed great interest in Mandriva Linux. Mandriva's special Academy license allows an educational institution to install Mandriva Linux on any and all of its computers, and on the personal computers of the teachers and students. A large range of schools, colleges and universities use Mandriva Linux, such as Udmurtia Teachers University and the Perm state technical university.
Mandriva Linux will also soon be certified by the Federal Service of Export and Technical Control, allowing public sector agencies and organizations dealing with confidential information to use Mandriva Linux.
Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of Mandriva Linux, the innovative and easy-to-use 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 Marché Libre.