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LinuxPR: VAN and MandrakeSoft to Develop Windows-to-Linux Migration Tool

Mar 30, 2001, 18:14 (4 Talkback[s])

"Virtual Access Networks, Inc., a leader in settings migration and remote access technologies, today announced a strategic relationship with MandrakeSoft, the most user-friendly and best-selling Linux operating system of 2000, according to PC Data."

"Under the partnership, Virtual Access Networks and MandrakeSoft will collaborate to develop a Windows to Linux settings migration tool, providing customers with a seamless and reliable enterprise and e-business solution to integrate data across the two platforms. This migration tool will allow Windows users desiring to migrate onto MandrakeSoft Linux-Mandrake without losing their settings and personalization, such as bookmarks, wallpaper, e-mail address books and files. In addition, the tool will automatically create back up and store profiles for disaster recovery."

"MandrakeSoft's user-friendly Linux distribution is strategic to our Windows to Linux migration tool because it is the leading client distributor on the market," says Marcus Goncalves, CKO for Virtual Access Networks. "MandrakeSoft's distribution brings a lot of strength to this project because of its focus on the desktop, where migration tools are much needed, and attention to details, greatly improves the end user experience."

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