PR: O'Reilly and Mandrakesoft Enter Strategic Reselling Agreement
Jun 10, 2004, 15:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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O'Reilly Media is now a U.S. and Canadian reseller for
Mandrakesoft, creators of Mandrakelinux.
A user-friendly Linux distribution, Mandrakelinux is ideal for
the growing legions of first-time Linux users. Linux's share of the
desktop PC market is increasing, a trend being accelerated by the
recent rise in the number of companies buying new computers. Major
computer companies--including HP and IBM--have begun installing
Linux instead of Windows on some of the models they build.
Founded in 1998 by several Linux enthusiasts, Mandrakesoft
offers products and services for all Linux users, from beginners to
experts. Mandrakelinux has been ranked as the #1 distribution on
DistroWatch (www.distrowatch.com) for the past year and won the
Linux Journal Reader's Choice Award in 2003 for Best Linux
Distribution. O'Reilly is reselling two English-language versions
of Mandrakelinux 10.0 (the newest release)--Mandrakelinux Discovery
10.0 and Mandrakelinux PowerPack 10.0. Both versions are available
at bookstores nationwide, and can also be ordered directly from
"We're excited to team with O'Reilly, since they are one of the
most influential open source supporters," explains Francois
Bancilhon, CEO of Mandrakesoft. "We could hardly find a more
significant partnership to leverage Mandrakesoft products' presence
on the U.S. scene."
O'Reilly's upcoming "Test Driving Linux: A Desktop User's Guide"
(O'Reilly, U.S. $24.95) by author Phil Lavigna, available this
fall, will include a Live CD of MandrakeMove, which allows users to
try Linux without changing, installing, or configuring anything on