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OfB.biz: MandrakeSoft looks for "Refugees"

Dec 03, 2002, 19:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy R. Butler)

"The developers of Mandrake Linux have announced a new offer targeted directly at those using proprietary operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS, or BeOS. The 'Operating System Refugee Offer,' as it is known, is reminiscent of proprietary competitors' competitive upgrade offers, only it boasts an even more dramatic discount.

"In reality, the deal is somewhat of a 'sample' offer, providing the user with the choice of an old Mandrake 8.1 or 8.2 set with manuals or a 1 CD copy of Mandrake 9.0 for $12.95. The package also includes a voucher worth $12.95 for those interested in puchasing Mandrake Linux 9.0 PowerPack, should they decided to do that after trying the 'refugee set.'

"It should be said that in OfB Labs tests of Mandrake Linux 9.0 (which will be published soon), most of the core software that users will want is contained on the main CD, so it is possible that users will be satisfied with the refugee 9.0 CD. In addition, Mandrake's RPMDrake utility could be used to easily download any additional packages missing from that CD (as compared to the three CD set)..."

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