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LinuxPR: Linux-Mandrake Expands Into China Market

Sep 02, 1999, 22:57 (0 Talkback[s])

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"MandrakeSoft...the premier publisher of the popular Linux-Mandrake operating system, today announced the opening of two development centers in Beijing and Shanghai for working on world-wide Open Source projects with the support of LinuxOne, Kingstar and iTRANS. Also disclosed are its strategic partnerships with Kingstar... the largest finance software company in China, and iTRANS, a privately-held company focused on the Linux.Isdn.Pc solution, publisher of Plinux, a leading Chinese version of Linux..."

"Linux-Mandrake continues to gain rapid acceptance in the United States and Europe where Open Source projects have been continuously managed. With these two new development centers in China, MandrakeSoft local developers will contribute to international Open Source projects and in the development of a worldwide version of Linux-Mandrake, ensuring the same high quality and success in China and, in turn, globally. In addition, Kingstar and iTRANS will rapidly distribute the integration of Linux-Mandrake with Plinux (Linux Chinese version based on Red Hat). Both companies offer local language support and expertise that will facilitate MandrakeSoft's entry into the Chinese domestic market..."

"We are extremely pleased to enter into these partnerships with companies that share the same vision when it comes to collaborate on more international Open Source projects," said Daniel Morales, CEO, MandrakeSoft. "By teaming with LinuxOne, Kingstar and iTRANS, we are demonstrating our commitment to pursue global expansion and always being at the forefront of Linux technology by delivering a global Linux," added Daniel Morales, CEO, MandrakeSoft. "With these new development centers, and a well-adapted product integration, we will provide complete Linux solutions tailored to this specific market with optimal market support. It is also a new step towards ensuring our global presence and success."

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