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News Release
June 8th, 2000

Macmillan USA'S Linux-Mandrake 7.1 Deluxe brings experienced users 7 CD's of applications, utilities & tools
LONDON, England - 5th July 2000 Addressing the power Linux user and high-end market, Linux-Mandrake 7.1 Deluxe is tailored for the SoHo, small businesses, and professionals that are interested in rolling out Linux technologies with easy-to-use, friendly tools. For this segment of the market, Macmillan Software announces that Linux-Mandrake 7.1 Deluxe is now available in retail stores.

Macmillan's Linux-Mandrake 7.1 Deluxe offers applications that Complete users are familiar with, including StarOffice 5.2, the powerful and easy to use DrakX, one of the easiest and powerful graphical installations programs available. As always with Macmillan's Linux products, free 24-hour technical support is provided via internet and fax for installation issues.

In addition to the most up-to-date core functionality, cutting-edge Xfree 4.0 and customized KDE desktop, Linux-Mandrake Deluxe 7.1 includes a multitude of advanced features for the savvy Linux user, including:

  • an enhanced Apache web server;
  • a highly customized version of Webmin (a web-based interface for system administration);
  • the new Reiser journalized file system;
  • more than 1,700 Linux applications, utilities, and tools (including Sun Java JDK 2 Standard Edition)
Linux-Mandrake Deluxe 7.1, which contains 7 CDs, is an easy-to-use, yet juiced up, answer to the demand for a Linux solution in small enterprise situations. User friendly and technologically current, Deluxe 7.1 is the option of choice for Linux power users.

Availability Pricing & System Requirements
Linux-Mandrake Deluxe 7.1 will be available from July at a suggested retail price of 49.99 inc. VAT.
System requirements include: CPU Intel Pentium and compatible processor (Pentium/MMX/PRO/II/Celeron/III, AMD K6/K6-2, Cyrix 6x86/M-II), 32 MB RAM required, 64 MB recommended for X Windows system. 500 MB disk space minimum, 1.5 GB+ recommended. CD-ROM drive required.

About Mandrakesoft
MandrakeSoft publishes the Linux-Mandrake operating system based on open-source development (which provides free access to source code published in accordance with a General Public License, or GPL). Several hundred developers throughout the world contribute to the continuous improvement of the distribution product directly over the Internet. This international developer community has given Linux-Mandrake a product that is available in over 50 languages.

Linux-Mandrake is a complete system with a choice of several powerful, pre-configured graphic interfaces (notably the leaders KDE and GNOME), as well as more than 1,700 applications including Netscape Communicator, StarOffice suite, and the Web Apache server.

"Born on the Internet," MandrakeSoft established headquarters in Europe and the US. For more information, news and updates, please visit http://www.linux-mandrake.com.

About Macmillan Software
Macmillan Software is a unit of Pearson Technology Group, the world's largest provider of consumer and professional computer, information technology, engineering and reference content. As one of the industry's leading innovators in both print and digital formats, Macmillan's imprints include Que, Sams, BradyGAMES Strategy Guides, Que Learning Systems, Macmillan Software, and Macmillan Lifestyle, publisher of the best-selling Complete Idiot's Guide line of reference books. Pearson Technology Group is an operating unit of Pearson Education, the world's leading education publisher.

Macmillan Software is represented in the UK by MediaGold (UK) Limited

For the latest software from Macmillan Software, visit http://www.macmillansoftware.com

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