LONDON - 9th November 2000 - MandrakeSoft announces the
retail release of Linux-Mandrake 7.2 with two new products: Linux-Mandrake
Complete 7.2 and Linux-Mandrake PowerPack Deluxe 7.2
Whether you're a new user or a seasoned Linux professional, one
of these products is right for you. With value-added features and
support, coupled with unparalleled ease of installation and configuration,
Linux enthusiasts will marvel at the latest enhancements included
in Linux-Mandrake 7.2. Productivity-enhancing, automated administration
tools, enhanced printer support, and an entire suite of graphical
interfaces, combined with new utilities, office applications, games
and updated security applications, create a complete and powerful
graphical operating system.
Linux-Mandrake 7.2 makes all of its system administration tools
easily available through the DrakConf application, which now includes
more user-friendly utilities for creating custom menus. And, in
a first for a Linux distribution, the Common Unix Printing System
(CUPS) is made available for more efficient single or networked
printer administration. Users can also customize their desktops,
choosing from several graphical interfaces. For office productivity,
the new release includes both StarOffice and Koffice integrated
office suites, as well as an updated Linux Library, and a multimedia
tutorial to guide you through common topics.
Linux-Mandrake has established itself as a leader in the Linux
arena, ranking first in U.S. retail sales with more than a 30% market
share (PC Data, July 2000) and earning Linux Magazine's Editor's
Choice Award for Leading Client Distribution (Linux Magazine, September,
"With the easy to use and automated administration tools
provided in Linux-Mandrake 7.2, we have truly arrived at a point
where we can offer an incredibly complete operating system with
powerful office tools, high-performance server applications - all
tuned to a high degree of security, stability and usability. This
release of Linux-Mandrake will certainly convert many Windows Me,
NT and 2000 users to Linux!" said Henri Poole, CEO of MandrakeSoft.
Linux-Mandrake Complete 7.2
Linux-Mandrake Complete 7.2 is the ideal starting point for the
new Linux user. Specifically designed for personal or professional
desktop use, this easy to install and configure version allows users
to incorporate a dual boot system, allowing simultaneous launching
of Windows and Linux-Mandrake. The DrakProfile and DrakSync assistants
make laptop use practical and manageable. Linux-Mandrake Complete
7.2 includes four disks, featuring full versions of Sun Microsystems's
StarOffice Integrated Office Suite and comes with 4 Linux reference
e-books from Macmillan. Linux-Mandrake Complete 7.2 is available
with an RRP of £ 29.99 (including VAT).
Linux-Mandrake PowerPack Deluxe 7.2
With "All the Linux power for your PC", the PowerPack
Deluxe edition's enhanced operating system supports more advanced
peripheral devices, USB cameras and scanners than any other Linux
version. This is the only Linux system offering a full version of
IBM's ViaVoice, the leading voice recognition software. The seven
disk set also includes the full version of Sun's StarOffice Suite,
over 2300 commercial and contributive open source applications and
helpful e-books from Macmillan. Linux-Mandrake PowerPack Deluxe
7.2 is available with an RRP of £ 59.99 (including VAT).
Moreover, an OEM Edition dedicated to OEM manufacturers
and integrators who require an easy and complete Linux desktop solution
will be available via MandrakeSoft. For the first time, it will
enable them to offer easily Linux-Mandrake preloaded machines.
For any further information about this offering : email@example.com
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MandrakeSoft publishes the Linux-Mandrake operating system, based
on open-source development (which provides fee access to source
code published in accordance with a General Public License, or GPL).
Several hundred developers throughout the world contribute to the
constant improvement of the product directly over the Internet.
This international developer community has given Linux-Mandrake
a product that is available in over 40 languages.
Linux-Mandrake is a very complete system with a choice of several
powerful, pre-configured graphic interfaces (notably the leader
KDE and GNOME), as well as more than 2300 applications including
Netscape Communicator, the Star Office Suite, and the Apache web
In a testament to its success, MandrakeSoft received the awards
for "Best Product of the Year" and "Best Linux-Distributor/Server"
at LinuxWorld Expo 99, as well as the PC Answers Platinum Award
in April 2000. The company has signed a strategic partnership with
the American publisher Macmillan USA and hold the number one spot
in Linux North American sales for Macmillan USA in July & August
2000 (Source : PC Data).
"Born on the Internet", MandrakeSoft established headquarters
in Pasadena (U.S.) and Paris (Europe). Please visit the web site,
for more information.
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