Mandrake Linux Greatly Expands Linux Market Share

Dec 21, 2001, 00:00 ET from MandrakeSoft

    PASADENA, Calif. and PARIS, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Already a leader in
 U.S. Linux retail sales for more than one year, MandrakeSoft proves once again
 that its long-term strategy of attracting Linux users is the best approach for
 this market.
     Recently, "Linux Magazine UK" conducted an extensive survey with 35,000 of
 its readers; among the questions asked was:  "What is the Linux distribution
 that you use the most?" The results show that Mandrake Linux is now the most
 widely used Linux distribution in the UK: (Survey figures kindly provided to
 MandrakeSoft by Linux Magazine UK)
 
      1. Mandrake: 46.02%
      2. Red Hat: 21.33%
      3. SuSE: 18.67%
      4. Debian: 5.33%
      5. Corel: 2.66%
      6. Caldera: 2.66%
      Others: 3.33%
 
     This data confirms other online polls recently released in several
 countries  (see details below).
     "In only three years, MandrakeSoft has dramatically grown from zero market
 share to become one of the most widely used Linux distributions in the world,
 gaining market share over traditional OS vendors," said Jacques Le Marois,
 President and CEO of MandrakeSoft.
     For MandrakeSoft, these results confirm that its strategy of "Making Linux
 easy to use" is meeting the needs of individuals as well as enterprises that
 require a powerful, yet easy to use operating system. MandrakeSoft prides
 itself in providing users with a powerful installation system, advanced
 hardware detection, simplified configuration tools, and advanced features that
 make Linux as easy to use as competing proprietary operating systems.
 
     Additional statistics about Mandrake Linux:
     "What's your favorite Linux distro?"  PCMag.com (USA), October 8, 2001
 http://www.pcmag.com/poll_archive/0,3044,p%253D1035%2526bn%253D1,00.asp
 
      1. Mandrake: 43.78%
      2. Redhat: 27.9%
      3. Suse: 15.41%
      4. Libranet: 1.42%
      5. Other: 11.49%
 
     "Best distribution for beginners," Linux.com (USA), September 24, 2001
 http://www.linux.com/polls/index.phtml?pid=128
 
      1. Mandrake - 36.7%
      2. Redhat - 33.5%
      3. Suse -13.5%
      4. Slackware - 5.6%
      5. Debian - 4.6%
      6. Caldera - 3.7%
 
     "Which distribution do you prefer?", Linux.ie (Ireland), July 2001
 http://www.linux.ie/polls/pollresults.php?recount_pollId=1
 
      1. Mandrake: 35%
      2. Debian: 23%
      3. Redhat: 18%
      4. Suse: 18%
      5. Caldera: 1%
      6. Corel: 1%
      7. Others: 1%
 
     Other recent and interesting readings:
 
     Hundreds of cases of Mandrake Linux use in business environment:
 http://www.mandrakebizcases.com
 
     Mandrake 8.1 offers superior server platform (ZDNet):
 http://techupdate.zdnet.com/techupdate/stories/main/0,14179,2826684,00.html
 
     Mandrake 8.1 easier than Win-XP (The Register):
 http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/23436.html
 
     About MandrakeSoft
     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, 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 Paris
 Euronext Marche Libre on July 30th, 2001 (Euroclear code: 4477.PA; Reuters
 code: MAKE.PA). The Mandrake Linux distribution received awards for "Best
 Product of the Year" and "Best Linux Distribution/Server" at LinuxWorld Expo
 '99, as well as the PC Answers Platinum Award in April 2000, the Linux
 Magazine Editor's Choice Award in September 2000 and the Chip Magazine "Best
 Technique and Winner of the Test" in December 2000.
     "Born on the Internet" in late 1998, MandrakeSoft established headquarters
 in Pasadena (U.S.), Montreal (Canada), England, Germany and Paris (Europe).
 Please visit the Web site, http://www.mandrakesoft.com for more information
 about MandrakeSoft.
 
     NOTE:  Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Mandrake and the
 Mandrake logo are trademarks of MandrakeSoft. All other trademarks and
 copyrights are owned by their respective companies.
 
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    PASADENA, Calif. and PARIS, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Already a leader in
 U.S. Linux retail sales for more than one year, MandrakeSoft proves once again
 that its long-term strategy of attracting Linux users is the best approach for
 this market.
     Recently, "Linux Magazine UK" conducted an extensive survey with 35,000 of
 its readers; among the questions asked was:  "What is the Linux distribution
 that you use the most?" The results show that Mandrake Linux is now the most
 widely used Linux distribution in the UK: (Survey figures kindly provided to
 MandrakeSoft by Linux Magazine UK)
 
      1. Mandrake: 46.02%
      2. Red Hat: 21.33%
      3. SuSE: 18.67%
      4. Debian: 5.33%
      5. Corel: 2.66%
      6. Caldera: 2.66%
      Others: 3.33%
 
     This data confirms other online polls recently released in several
 countries  (see details below).
     "In only three years, MandrakeSoft has dramatically grown from zero market
 share to become one of the most widely used Linux distributions in the world,
 gaining market share over traditional OS vendors," said Jacques Le Marois,
 President and CEO of MandrakeSoft.
     For MandrakeSoft, these results confirm that its strategy of "Making Linux
 easy to use" is meeting the needs of individuals as well as enterprises that
 require a powerful, yet easy to use operating system. MandrakeSoft prides
 itself in providing users with a powerful installation system, advanced
 hardware detection, simplified configuration tools, and advanced features that
 make Linux as easy to use as competing proprietary operating systems.
 
     Additional statistics about Mandrake Linux:
     "What's your favorite Linux distro?"  PCMag.com (USA), October 8, 2001
 http://www.pcmag.com/poll_archive/0,3044,p%253D1035%2526bn%253D1,00.asp
 
      1. Mandrake: 43.78%
      2. Redhat: 27.9%
      3. Suse: 15.41%
      4. Libranet: 1.42%
      5. Other: 11.49%
 
     "Best distribution for beginners," Linux.com (USA), September 24, 2001
 http://www.linux.com/polls/index.phtml?pid=128
 
      1. Mandrake - 36.7%
      2. Redhat - 33.5%
      3. Suse -13.5%
      4. Slackware - 5.6%
      5. Debian - 4.6%
      6. Caldera - 3.7%
 
     "Which distribution do you prefer?", Linux.ie (Ireland), July 2001
 http://www.linux.ie/polls/pollresults.php?recount_pollId=1
 
      1. Mandrake: 35%
      2. Debian: 23%
      3. Redhat: 18%
      4. Suse: 18%
      5. Caldera: 1%
      6. Corel: 1%
      7. Others: 1%
 
     Other recent and interesting readings:
 
     Hundreds of cases of Mandrake Linux use in business environment:
 http://www.mandrakebizcases.com
 
     Mandrake 8.1 offers superior server platform (ZDNet):
 http://techupdate.zdnet.com/techupdate/stories/main/0,14179,2826684,00.html
 
     Mandrake 8.1 easier than Win-XP (The Register):
 http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/23436.html
 
     About MandrakeSoft
     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, 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 Paris
 Euronext Marche Libre on July 30th, 2001 (Euroclear code: 4477.PA; Reuters
 code: MAKE.PA). The Mandrake Linux distribution received awards for "Best
 Product of the Year" and "Best Linux Distribution/Server" at LinuxWorld Expo
 '99, as well as the PC Answers Platinum Award in April 2000, the Linux
 Magazine Editor's Choice Award in September 2000 and the Chip Magazine "Best
 Technique and Winner of the Test" in December 2000.
     "Born on the Internet" in late 1998, MandrakeSoft established headquarters
 in Pasadena (U.S.), Montreal (Canada), England, Germany and Paris (Europe).
 Please visit the Web site, http://www.mandrakesoft.com for more information
 about MandrakeSoft.
 
     NOTE:  Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Mandrake and the
 Mandrake logo are trademarks of MandrakeSoft. All other trademarks and
 copyrights are owned by their respective companies.
 
                      MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X88686533
 
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