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Linux-Mandrake 6.0 (Venus) released

May 27, 1999, 22:44 (15 Talkback[s])

May, 27 1999 -- We are very pleased to announce that Linux-Mandrake 6.0 (Venus) is released. This is the latest release of our user-friendly and flexible desktop Linux-based operating system. It is currently available for download via FTP, in both traditional and iso9660 image formats. The latter can be burned directly onto a CDROM.

Thanks to our growing team and the recent merge with BeroLinux, this new release of Mandrake is an important step in our way to make Linux distributions better, faster and easier-to-use.

All packages have been recompiled with CPU optimizations for pentium-class (intel, amd, cyrix, winship...) and higher processors. This makes your system 5-30% faster!

Linux-Mandrake is 99% compatible with Red Hat(tm) Linux 6.0. This means that you can install any RPM package made for Red Hat 6.0 in Linux-Mandrake.

Linux-Mandrake is inspired by Red Hat Linux, with many improvements and pre-configured applications which make it easier to use for the beginners.

The main goals of this new distribution:

We wish to provide a working and easy-to-install Linux distribution for people who do not want to spend too much time on installation and configuration of their Linux system, while still being configurable for experts. Just install Mandrake and USE IT!

We wish to provide a very attractive, easy-to-use, Linux System for both newbies to computers and people who are already experts.

We wish to provide a rock-stable and fast Linux server system with many features for Internet servers.

We wish to provide a very attractive distribution in a well-known linux environment (Red Hat Linux).

Linux-Mandrake 6.0 is currently available for download only, in standard form and ISO image.

Cheap GPL CD-ROMs as well as PowerPack 6.0 while be available in a few days. Check our distributors' pages often!

More information and download.