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PR: Mandrakelinux 10.1 for x86-64 is Released

Mandrakesoft has just released Mandrakelinux 10.1 for x86-64, a
version of its Linux Operating System that runs on AMD x86-64 and
Intel EMT architectures. Linux has always been ahead of the
competition in this area: it was the first operating system to
support 64-bit architectures. This new release of Mandrakelinux,
featuring EVP and mixed software support, will help ensure Linux is
the only reasonable choice when it comes to 64-bit–the future of
computing.

Two weeks ago, Mandrakesoft released Mandrakelinux 10.1
Official, the main branch of its operating system. This release
featured extended support for mobile devices, better hardware
compatibility, and major application upgrades. Mandrakelinux 10.1
for x86-64 has all of these features, and new features of its own:
Mandrakelinux now supports Intel EMT processors, EVP, and mixed
32/64 bit software management. It ships with a large amount of
quality Open Source and commercial software, and should be
perfectly suited to any kind of 64-bit workstation.

Mandrakelinux is now every bit as stable on 64-bit platforms as
it is on 32-bit machines. The software has been optimized to take
advantage of 64-bit Intel and AMD processors. Mandrakelinux for
x86-64 upholds the new processors’ promise of speed. Applications
of all types run faster on 64-bit hardware than on 32-bit hardware,
and any piece of software that requires heavy computations (video
editing for instance) will pick up speed in a spectacular way.

Users who still need to use 32-bit software are not out of
options: Intel and AMD 64-bit processors have the capability to run
32-bit code, and Mandrakelinux makes that simple. Support for
legacy (32-bit) software has been improved: Mandrakesoft’s software
manager makes it easy to run and maintain 32-bit and 64-bit
software on the same machine.

EVP (Enhanced Virus Protection) is now also available under
Mandrakelinux. Using the so-called “NX bit”, parts of the
computer’s memory can be prevented from being executed – thus
providing additional protection against viruses and “buffer
overflow” attacks. Linux’s natively high level of security goes one
important step further.

“In ten years’ time, 64-bit computers will be on everyone’s
desktop. It’s a fair bet that Linux will be there as well. But
there’s no need to wait ten years–Mandrakelinux x86-64 makes that
possible now. A x86-64 Linux system is the system of the future, in
hardware and software. Mandrakesoft is proud to make user-friendly
64-bit Linux computing a reality,” commented François
Bancilhon, Mandrakesoft CEO.

Mandrakelinux 10.1 for x86-64 ships with a large quantity of
software. It has applications for Office (e.g. OpenOffice.org),
Internet (Mozilla), Multimedia, hundreds of tools for Development
(compilers, interpreters, etc.), and a lot of specialized software
(from 3D rendering to finance applications). Advanced desktop users
are bound to find something to fit their needs, and the convenience
and ease-of-use of a Mandrakelinux system ensures that being on the
cutting-edge is peaceful, not painful.

Mandrakelinux 10.1 for x86-64 is compatible with the following
CPU’s: AMD Athlon 64, AMD Opteron, Intel Xeon 64, Intel EM64T.

Mandrakelinux 10.1 for x86-64 can be pre-ordered now from
Mandrakesoft’s online store. It will soon be available through
retail channels worldwide. Mandrakelinux 10.1 for x86-64
includes:

  • One DVD
  • Two English-language manuals
  • One month of web-based, standard technical support
  • A one month subscription to the Mandrakeonline updating
    service
  • A one month subscription to Mandrakeclub

For more information, click on the link below:
http://www.mandrakesoft.com/products/101/x86-64