Mandrake Linux PPC 8.0 Final Release Available

Aug 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from MandrakeSoft

    San Francisco, Linux World Expo, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to
 overwhelming demand by users everywhere, MandrakeSoft proudly announces the
 immediate availability of Mandrake Linux PPC 8.0 final release.  This version
 builds upon the highly successful Mandrake Linux 8.0 release for the x86
 architecture.
     Like Apple, MandrakeSoft strives to offer the most user-friendly solution
 to its customers.  Thanks to Mandrake Linux PPC 8.0, the widely acclaimed
 Mandrake Linux distribution is now available for PowerPC G3 and G4.
 
     Features and benefits of Mandrake Linux PPC 8.0
 
     Mandrake Linux PPC 8.0 includes MandrakeSoft's standard features:
 
     --  Entirely graphical and user-friendly installation with DrakX
     --  Easy partitioning without losing data with DiskDrake
     --  Configuring everything in one place: the Mandrake Control Center
     --  Automatic management of software packages dependencies and updates
         with Software Manager & URPMI
     --  Supermount, allowing transparent access to CDs, disks and other
         peripherals
 
     Major Open Source tools and updates include:
 
     --  Improved modem detection
     --  CD Rom boot for almost all machines
     --  Post installation X configuration via XFdrake; additional support for
         laptop models TiBook, iBook2 and Pismo
     --  DrakX installer suits "OldWorld" machines, alternate bootloader setups
         and complicated partition map setups
     --  Latest security updates, including telnet and LDAP
     --  Kernel 2.4.4 with PPC specific patches for video drivers
     --  Patched xmms for wave/mp3 files.
     --  KDE 2.2, GNOME 1.4, evolution 0.9
 
     Moreover, Mandrake Linux PPC is G3-optimized for increased performance.
 
     For more information on Mandrake Linux PPC 8.0, please visit
 linux-mandrake website:
     http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ppc.php3
 
     Pricing and Availability:
     You can find Mandrake Linux 8.0 PPC currently available on
 MandrakeStore.com for $10.00 + shipping and handling.
 
     About MandrakeSoft
     MandrakeSoft provides a trusted interface between users of information
 technology and open technologists.  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 Mandrake Linux distribution, which is available in over 40 languages,
 became the leader in US retail sales, with 33.9% of the market for the first
 quarter, 2001 (PC Data) and received the 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 (Quebec), England, Germany and Paris (Europe).
 For more information, please visit the Web site: www.mandrakesoft.com.
 
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    San Francisco, Linux World Expo, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to
 overwhelming demand by users everywhere, MandrakeSoft proudly announces the
 immediate availability of Mandrake Linux PPC 8.0 final release.  This version
 builds upon the highly successful Mandrake Linux 8.0 release for the x86
 architecture.
     Like Apple, MandrakeSoft strives to offer the most user-friendly solution
 to its customers.  Thanks to Mandrake Linux PPC 8.0, the widely acclaimed
 Mandrake Linux distribution is now available for PowerPC G3 and G4.
 
     Features and benefits of Mandrake Linux PPC 8.0
 
     Mandrake Linux PPC 8.0 includes MandrakeSoft's standard features:
 
     --  Entirely graphical and user-friendly installation with DrakX
     --  Easy partitioning without losing data with DiskDrake
     --  Configuring everything in one place: the Mandrake Control Center
     --  Automatic management of software packages dependencies and updates
         with Software Manager & URPMI
     --  Supermount, allowing transparent access to CDs, disks and other
         peripherals
 
     Major Open Source tools and updates include:
 
     --  Improved modem detection
     --  CD Rom boot for almost all machines
     --  Post installation X configuration via XFdrake; additional support for
         laptop models TiBook, iBook2 and Pismo
     --  DrakX installer suits "OldWorld" machines, alternate bootloader setups
         and complicated partition map setups
     --  Latest security updates, including telnet and LDAP
     --  Kernel 2.4.4 with PPC specific patches for video drivers
     --  Patched xmms for wave/mp3 files.
     --  KDE 2.2, GNOME 1.4, evolution 0.9
 
     Moreover, Mandrake Linux PPC is G3-optimized for increased performance.
 
     For more information on Mandrake Linux PPC 8.0, please visit
 linux-mandrake website:
     http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ppc.php3
 
     Pricing and Availability:
     You can find Mandrake Linux 8.0 PPC currently available on
 MandrakeStore.com for $10.00 + shipping and handling.
 
     About MandrakeSoft
     MandrakeSoft provides a trusted interface between users of information
 technology and open technologists.  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 Mandrake Linux distribution, which is available in over 40 languages,
 became the leader in US retail sales, with 33.9% of the market for the first
 quarter, 2001 (PC Data) and received the 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 (Quebec), England, Germany and Paris (Europe).
 For more information, please visit the Web site: www.mandrakesoft.com.
 
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