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Mandrake 6.0 PowerPack available in retail!

Jun 16, 1999, 18:29 (3 Talkback[s])

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Thanks to Jacques Le Marois for this announcement.

We are pleased to announce the availability of the new Mandrake 6.0 PowerPack now in retail:

  • a Quick Install-Guide
  • a Complete User-Guide
  • 100 Days Installation Support by email
  • CD1: Linux-Mandrake 6.0 (Venus) installation CD
  • CD2: sources of CD1
  • CD3: more than 1800 various applications in RPM format
  • CD4: sources of CD3
  • CD5: 34 commercial applications (personal edition and demos).

The distribution itselfs (CD1):

  • Pentium-class optimization: this has been compiled with i586 instructions (which increases speed from 5% to 30%). Most major Linux distributions are compiled for an old i386.
  • Ultra-DMA IDE hard-drive optimization
  • Linux-Kernel 2.2.9, Glibc 2.1.1 and XFree86 with full scalable True Type fonts support
  • KDE 1.1.1 (final) and Gnome 1.0.9, the two leading desktop managers that provide an intuitive graphical interface/environment for users. WindowMaker, Afterstep and IceWM are provided for people seeking an alternative look and feel.
  • Improved hardware support (ISDN, CD-Writers)
  • 21 languages for installation and much more with KDE and Gnome.

More features here:

The Commercial CD contains more than 34 commercial applications like:

  • StarOffice 5.1 personal edition
  • the last one! (complete office-suite for Linux able to read Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Corel Wordperfect 8.0 Download Edition
  • the award winning wordprocessor,
  • IBM Lotus E-Suite DevPack 1.5
  • Java office suite of Lotus. Mandrake 6.0 is the first Linux distribution to include it.
  • Java Development Tool Kit
  • Games such as Hopkins FBI and Quake and much more...

A complete list is available here:

A list of available resellers here: