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KDE developers receive Mandriva Flash Linux keys at aKademy 2007

Giovedì, 28 Giugno 2007

Mandriva today announces its sponsorship of the 2007 aKademy KDE conference, which is taking place in Glasgow from June 30th to July 7th. As well as sponsoring the conference, Mandriva is arranging to provide special edition Mandriva Flash USB keys to developers attending the conference as a token of appreciation for their work.

"We are very happy to welcome Mandriva as a silver sponsor for aKademy 2007", said Jonathan Riddell of the aKademy Team. "As a long term supporter and distributor of KDE the summit organising team is looking forward to giving our developers, contributors and industry partners at the conference a special present from Mandriva."

aKademy is the official annual meeting of the KDE community, where KDE developers and users come together for presentations, talks, and workshop sessions. Mandriva is proud to help in supporting this vital and significant event. Mandriva's involvement in aKademy will run far beyond sponsorship: Mandriva staff will be taking advantage of the event to support the NEPOMUK social desktop project, a collaboration between researchers, developers and users to bring new and innovative social features to existing desktops, particularly KDE. Some of the products of the NEPOMUK project will feature prominently in the upcoming KDE 4. Mandriva is one of the major participants in NEPOMUK.

Helio Chissini de Castro, a leading member of the Mandriva KDE team, will be presenting on the topic of OEM deployment, drawing on his years of experience of large KDE deployments with Conectiva and Mandriva.

Mandriva Flash, the Linux key, is a complete Mandriva Linux desktop on a bootable USB key. Mandriva Flash is designed to allow the user to take their desktop and all their vital documents with them wherever they go. The Mandriva Flash provided to aKademy participants will be a special edition based on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring and including the very latest version of KDE, 3.5.7, along with some unique special features.

"We are very proud to be in a position to support this important event and to give something back to the KDE community", said David Barth, Mandriva Vice-President of Engineering. "Our staff and contributors are looking forward both to spreading the word about Mandriva and being involved in important work on the future of KDE."

You can find out more about Mandriva Flash here.

You can read about NEPOMUK here.

About Mandriva

Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of the popular Mandriva Linux operating system, one of the most full-featured and easy to use Linux systems. The company offers its enterprise, government, and educational customers a complete range of GNU/Linux and open source software and related services. Mandriva products are available in more than 140 countries through dedicated channels and also from Mandriva Store, the company's online store. Born in 1998, the company has offices in the United States, France and Brazil. In May 2007, Mandriva finalized the acquisition of Linbox, an open source pioneer specializing in turnkey IT infrastructure solutions.

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