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MandrakeSoft announces the Beta 1 version of Mandrake Linux for Mac

Jun 12, 2001, 22:00 (6 Talkback[s])

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In response to the ever growing user demand, MandrakeSoft announces today the availability of the Beta1 version of Mandrake Linux PPC, based Mandrake Linux 8.0.

MandrakeSoft and Apple follow the same philosophy: to offer the most user-friendly and easy-to-use solution. Thanks to Mandrake Linux PPC 8.0, the widely acclaimed Mandrake Linux distribution is now available for PowerPC G3 and G4.

Features and benefits of Mandrake Linux PPC 8.0

Mandrake Linux PPC includes MandrakeSoft's « reference » features such as:

  • An entirely graphical and user-friendly installation with Drakx
  • Easy partitionning of the hard drive with DiskDrake
  • Centralized and simplified configuration of the whole computer thanks to the Mandrake Control Center tool
  • Automatic management of the software packags dependencies and udpates with the Software Manager et URPMI
  • Supermount, to make the access to Cds, disks and other peripherals transparent

Numerous major Open Source tools are also included:

  • Kernel 2.2.19 with multi-processor support (kernel 2.4.5 will be included in Beta2)
  • GLIBC 2.2.2, gcc 2.95, RPM 4.0
  • KDE 2.1.2, the accomplished graphical environment including:
  • Konqueror : the multi - purpose file manager and fast Web Browser
  • Kmail : a full-featured mail program
  • Koffice : a complete and integrated office suite
  • KDEPim : for calendar and addressbook administration
  • GNOME 1.4 :
  • Evolution 0.9 : tightly integrated email, calendar and addressbook for GNOME
  • Nautilus 1.0.1 : innovative file manager
  • Abisuite and Gnumeric : for desktop tasks
  • Gnome PIM : addressbook and planning manager
  • Mac On Linux :THE reference allowing users to launch all of MacOS on Linux
  • XFree86 4.0.3 et 3.3.6, QT 2.3...
  • Apache 1.3.19, PHP 4.0, MySQL 3.23, Emacs 20.7,...
  • C, C++, Java, PHP, Python, Perl...

Moreover, Mandrake Linux PPC is optimized G3 for increased performance

For more information on Mandrake Linux PPC 8.0 on linux-mandrake website: http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ppc.php3