LinuxPR: Linux-Mandrake Expands Into China Market

“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-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.”