The new procedure, which will essentially result in two pre-release versions in order to buzz out bugs, will first be applied to the company's
forthcoming 10.0 Linux release, set to roll out in April or May.
Mandrake has long occupied a place in the Linux universe as a scrappy but technically savvy vendor. Historically, the company has been a notable
contributor to the GNU community and is a major proponent of Linux on the desktop.