Mandrake Linux 8.1 Now Available in Retail Stores
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Pasadena and Paris - October 22, 2001 - MandrakeSoft
(www.mandrakesoft.com), the publisher of the powerful and
user-friendly Mandrake Linux operating system, announces the
immediate availability of boxed sets of Mandrake Linux Version 8.1
in retail outlets throughout the world and on
www.mandrakestore.com. There are four versions of the 8.1 product,
each designed to suit user needs: Mandrake Linux Standard Edition
8.1, Mandrake Linux PowerPack Edition 8.1, Mandrake Linux ProSuite
Edition 8.1, and Mandrake Linux ProSuite Gold.
According to Frédéric Bastok, co-founder and CTO
of MandrakeSoft, "Our user-friendly and powerful solution, which
includes over 2500 applications, suits both the server and the
desktop markets perfectly. Moreover, our range of offerings is
expanded with major new features such as MandrakeOnline,
MandrakeSoft's new service. With the top level support of
MandrakeExpert, Mandrake Linux 8.1 users benefit from quick
response technical support of MandrakeSoft's experts."
Mandrake Linux 8.1 is available at leading software retailers
and on www.MandrakeStore.com:
Mandrake Linux Standard Edition: The key to
Linux. Both beginners and experienced users appreciate the
easy-to-use graphical installer which features automated hardware
detection. It includes 3 CDs plus detailed Installation Guide and
30 days of MandrakeExpert web technical support and
Suggested Retail Price: $29
Available: October 22, 2001
Mandrake Linux PowerPack Edition:
All the power of Linux. PowerPack includes the best Open Source and
commercial applications currently available for Linux with easy to
use wizards and customized configuration tools. PowerPack 8.1 is
ideally suited for setting up a full-featured workstation.
It includes 7 CDs packaged with thousands of the latest Linux
applications, a comprehensive Installation & User Guide, a
detailed Reference Manual, 30 days of phone support and 60 days of
MandrakeExpert and MandrakeOnline.
Suggested Retail Price: $69
Available: November 12, 2001
Mandrake Linux ProSuite Edition: The Linux
server solution. Designed for small and medium businesses, Mandrake
Linux ProSuite Edition 8.1 has been specifically customized to
include all the necessary tools to build a Linux Server Solution.
ProSuite Edition 8.1 scales easily for large enterprise
deployments. It includes 9 CDs (with a special Mandrake Server CD)
+ 1 DVD packaged with thousands of the latest Linux applications
and server configuration wizards, Extended Server Support including
60 days phone support and 90 days of MandrakeExpert and
MandrakeOnline. As an added benefit there are 2 update CDs during
the product life.
Suggested Retail Price: $149
Available: November 12, 2001
Mandrake Linux ProSuite Gold Edition: This
special version of the ProSuite Edition includes:
- Mandrake Linux ProSuite Edition 8.1 for Intel's Itanium
- Extended server support by phone, web, mail and fax and
MandrakeOnline for one year.
Suggested Price: $1190
Available in mid November only for the USA, France and Germany
Mandrake Linux OEM Edition 8.1 and Master CD
(to make their pre-installation easier) are also available for
desktops & servers at leading hardware vendors. For more
New features of Mandrake Linux 8.1
MandrakeSoft's new service offers many possibilities:
- Alerts on security or package updates according to hardware and
- Email alias "firstname.lastname@example.org"
- Special rebates for MandrakeExpert, MandrakeSoft's online
top-level support platform www.MandrakeExpert.com
Mandrake Linux users to benefit not only from community technical
support but also from top-level support furnished by MandrakeSoft's
experts (48 hour response time).
Best graphical interfaces
MandrakeSoft continues to build on its promise of offering a
fully graphical Linux operating system for both the novice and
professional user with the latest leading Open Source
Mandrake Linux 8.1 contains the latest versions of the best
graphical interfaces, including:
- KDE 2.2.1, the user-friendly environment with
the most integrated and easy-to-use features:
- Konqueror: The versatile file and web browser now includes
- Kmail: The integrated and powerful KDE mail client now includes
support for IMAP servers and many ergonomic enhancements.
- KOffice 1.1: The complete and light-weight KDE office suite has
undergone major changes since version 1.0 (complete rewrite of
Kword, inclusion of a new chart application called KVivio,
improvement of MS Office filters,...).
- GNOME 1.4.1, the most powerful user
environment with many enhancements such as:
- Nautilus 1.0.4: The new GNOME file browser features major speed
improvements and many ergonomic enhancements based on user
- Mozilla 0.9.4: The integrated Web Browser and communication
suite now has dramatic speed improvements and better
- Mandrake Control Center, the one-stop location
to setup and configure entire machines with:
- LogDrake: An easy tool to monitor computer activity (through
- Embedded root console available for maintenance purposes
- MandrakeFirstTime: An easy-to-use wizard that
helps setup desktop environment (KDE, GNOME, etc.), choose a theme
and configure email settings.
- DrakNet: A tool to easily configure networks
or Internet connections, including DSL.
Complete and powerful server solutions
- Enterprise Kernel 2.4.8: This special edition
of the Kernel comes with native support for HI Memory (>1024 MB)
and SMP (Symetric Multi Processing)
- Full support for Journalized FileSystems: XFS, Ext3, ReiserFS
and JFS come in standard ensuring files integrity
- Special version of Samba: Combined with XFS
and latest kernel, Samba 2.2.1.a allows Windows® file sharing
with the same fine-grained permissions as Windows® NT
- PHP Groupware: A full-featured groupware suite accessible
anywhere from a simple web browser with secure connection
- Easy-to-use installation and system management utilities
- Server configuration wizards for a faster and
more convenient use (Web Mail, Firewall, File & Printer
- Mandrake Server CD: A complete server
orientated distribution featuring the best Open Source server
software combined with Mandrake Linux easy-to-use DrakX
- Web Administration with Webmin: allows easy configuration DNS,
Samba, NFS, local/remote file systems and more from any computer
with a secure browser connection
- URPMI: Automated software management systems URPMI provides a
hassle-free way to install and upgrade applications.
- Auto-Install tool: Servers and workstations are duplicated
effortlessly with the new "auto install" feature.
- For further information: http://www.mandrakesoft.com/products/81
MandrakeSoft provides a trusted interface between users of
information technology and open source developers. The company
offers customers in the small office, home office (SoHo), small and
medium size enterprise, government and educational sectors a set of
GNU Linux and Open-Source software and related services, and
user-friendly and highly competitive information technologies at a
very attractive total cost of ownership. In addition, MandrakeSoft
offers technologists committed to open software and courseware a
trusted channel to offer their services.
The company has technologists in over 20 countries, and entered
the Paris Euronext on July 30th, 2001 (Euroclear code: 4477.PA;
Reuters code: MAKE.PA).
Awards for the Mandrake Linux solution include:
Linux Magazine "Editor's Choice" Award in September 2001 &
CNET editors' choice award in June 2001
Chip Magazine "Best Technique and Winner of the Test" in December
"Best Product of the Year" and "Best Linux Distribution/Server" at
LinuxWorld Expo 99
PC Answers Platinum Award in April 2000
"Born on the Internet" in late 1998, MandrakeSoft established
headquarters in the U.S.A., Montreal, England, Germany and France.
Please visit the Web site, http://www.mandrakesoft.com for more
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