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PR: Live Mandrake is on the Move

With the release of Mandrakesoft’s new Move, Linux becomes a
viable option to millions of first-time Linux users. A
live Linux system that teams up with a USB key, Move lets
beginners get a first taste of Linux and gives advanced users a
full Linux system they can take anywhere.

While overall Linux usability has made great strides in recent
years, thanks notably to Mandrakesoft’s famed installer and
state-of-the-art hardware detection, switching to Linux is still a
daunting task to a lot of computer users–very often because they
are afraid of damaging their system and cannot afford to do so. For
them, and others, Mandrakesoft has designed Move, the successor to
its very successful MandrakeMove product.

Move has a number of features that make it well-suited to Linux
beginners. It requires neither installation nor
configuration–everything is fully automatic, including hardware
detection. Starting up Linux couldn’t be easier–all one has to do
is turn on one’s PC and insert the CD in the drive. In no time, a
complete Linux environment is at the user’s fingertips. Move does
not make any alteration to the host system, so the system is safe.
It is all contained in one CD, making it impossible to damage Move
short of damaging the CD.

Move is also a great tool for those who want a portable Linux
environment. Along the lines of Mandrakesoft’s recently released
GlobeTrotter, Move lets users carry around both settings and files
on a USB key. Move remembers hardware profiles for shorter startup
times, and can store up to 1.5 GB of data on the key. Move fits a
small Linux workstation in one CD and a USB key.

“At Mandrakesoft we’ve always considered ease of use a
priority,” said Mandrakesoft CEO François Bancilhon. “With
Move we’ve tried to reach out to those users still put off by the
aura of technicality that surrounds Linux. It’s a product that is
straightforward, practical and safe to use–flattening out that
dreaded learning curve. It is both a good environment for trying
out Linux–being a “live” distribution–and something that you can
use to get real work done, in a mobile way.”

Based on Mandrakesoft’s Mandrakelinux 10.0, Move has all the
stability and power of a modern Linux system. With over forty
applications, including Linux equivalents to prominent Microsoft
Windows applications, Move caters to all Internet, Office and
Entertainment needs. From the office suite OpenOffice.org to the
popular image editing program The GIMP, Move packs a maximum amount
of functionality into just one CD–and it is all ready for anyone’s
desktop. And to make that Linux dive even easier, the Move boxed
product ships with a user manual (English or French), 30-day web
support, and Mandrakeclub membership–starting at
€29.90/US$32.90.

More information about Move is available here: http://www.mandrakesoft.com/products/move