Linux-Mandrake 8.0 officially releasedApr 20, 2001, 02:21 (37 Talkback[s])
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MandrakeSoft announces the immediate availability for download of the Linux-Mandrake 8.0 via different Internet servers. With this new version, MandrakeSoft confirms its commitment to offering the most complete, powerful and user-friendly Linux operating system available.
Linux-Mandrake 8.0 will be available in mid-May at leading software retailers in three distinct packages.
Linux-Mandrake Standard Edition 8.0: Linux for the people. Ideal for beginners and experienced users alike, features all the tools necessary for a desktop workstation and basic server use.
Linux-Mandrake PowerPack Edition 8.0: All the power of Linux. Based on the award-winning Linux-Mandrake operating system, this extensive package includes the best Open Source and commercial software available. PowerPack 8.0 is ideally suited for setting up a workstation or server with both ease and security.
Linux-Mandrake ProSuite Edition 8.0: The Linux enterprise solution. Designed for small and medium businesses, the Linux-Mandrake ProSuite Edition 8.0 has been specifically designed to include all the necessary tools and applications required for today's demanding computing environment. In addition to extended enterprise support, powerful tools make the ProSuite Edition ideal for setting up stable and secure servers.
Users will also benefit from MandrakeExpert, MandrakeSoft's new online technical support platform.
According to Frederic Bastok, co-founder of MandrakeSoft, "we are very proud of our new distribution. Not only is it user-friendly and powerful, but Linux-Mandrake 8.0 also comprises over 2,300 applications, including StarOffice, the complete office suite compatible with MS Office, and IBM Via Voice, the market-leading voice recognition system. Once again, in the purest Open Source tradition, our distribution and its codes are available on the Web for free download. Moreover, we continue to follow our motto 'release soon, release early', inspired from Eric S. Raymond. Our approach of making the distribution available on the Web before the launch of the commercial packages is an effort to thank the numerous developers and testers who constantly contribute to this fabulous project."
The 8.0 version contains the best possible graphical interfaces,
available in their latest version, including:
3D Hardware Acceleration
Efficient and easy installation
Linux-Mandrake 8.0 also includes the latest version of DrakX Installer.
System -- The 2.4 Kernel and XFree86
The RPM manager (RPM 4.0) is compatible with all the packages designed for RedHat distributions, including the most recent ones.
In order to simplify and improve the selection of packages, all the tools included in the Linux-Mandrake 8.0 are now centralized in a unified configuration tool, Mandrake Control Center. Tasks such as network or printer configuration are easily carried out thanks to this new complete and centralized post configuration tool.
A thorough and powerful server solution
And the latest available programs
Linux-Mandrake Standard Edition 8.0 will be available in English and French. Linux-Mandrake PowerPack Edition 8.0 will be available in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. Linux-Mandrake ProSuite Edition 8.0 will be available in English, French and German.
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