MandrakeSoft Announces the Immediate Availability of Mandrake Linux 8.2 Retail Packs

The Latest Release From the Fastest Growing Linux Distributor Is Easier Than

Ever to Install & Administer, Includes Thousands of the Latest Software

Packages, and Offers Many New Mandrake-Specific Tools and Utilities



Apr 22, 2002, 01:00 ET from MandrakeSoft

    ALTADENA, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- MandrakeSoft
 ( http://mandrakesoft.com ), a leading provider of Open Source software, today
 announced the availability of the boxed versions of Mandrake Linux 8.2 through
 a number of retail outlets worldwide and also online from
 http://www.mandrakestore.com. The latest release of MandrakeSoft's popular
 operating system marks a new step in addressing the special needs of
 enterprise users while continuing to ease the adoption of Linux by all.
 Mandrake Linux 8.2 for PowerPack and ProSuite are the first Linux
 distributions to include StarOffice 6.0, the new office suite, which is
 compatible with Microsoft Office documents. Customers are provided with three
 packaged versions of Mandrake Linux 8.2 to choose from: ProSuite ($149.99),
 PowerPack ($69.99) and Standard ($39.99). OEM versions, targeted at hardware
 manufacturers, are due out later this month.
     Mandrake Linux 8.2 is the best "all-in-one" solution for saving time and
 money with personal computers:  installation couldn't be easier with
 MandrakeSoft's world-famous graphical installer, and no post-configuration
 hassles means that every MandrakeSoft system is immediately ready for work or
 for play. Depending on the user's requirements, Mandrake Linux 8.2 can be
 installed as a full-featured & powerful Linux server, or as a highly
 productive personal workstation.
     "Mandrake Linux has long been the preferred Linux distribution for
 individuals, but Mandrake Linux 8.2 marks a new step in our penetration of the
 corporate environment. The features and unparalleled ease of use make 8.2 an
 incredibly efficient and affordable alternative to UNIX and Windows 2000,"
 said Jacques Le Marois, CEO of MandrakeSoft.
     New server features include the ability to use an encrypted filesystem for
 protecting sensitive data; "kernel-secure" adds important security features to
 the default Linux kernel; and an "Enterprise" kernel delivers SMP (Symmetric
 Multi Processing) and Hi-memory support (above 1024 MB) for high-end servers.
 Mandrake Linux 8.2 also introduces a quick and efficient way to set up
 printers and scanners; a new file sharing feature for easily sharing files and
 directories in a networked environment; and improved "hot-plug" support that
 lets users install new devices quickly and painlessly without having to reboot
 the system. A new remote desktop utility, RFBdrake, is extremely useful for
 controlling machines remotely within a LAN or securely through the Internet
 (works with Linux/Unix systems and with Windows 2000/XP "Window Terminal
 Services"). The reworked version of MSEC, a system for configuring the
 security level of a machine (Standard, High, Highest, Paranoid) is more
 powerful than ever.
     New desktop features include a completely redesigned Mandrake Control
 Center that serves as a central location for MandrakeSoft-specific tools and
 utilities, as well as many new configuration wizards. Desktop users will
 appreciate the task-oriented menus in GNOME and KDE, which greatly simplify
 locating applications by categorizing them into common "tasks".
 MandrakeFirstTime is an easy-to-use wizard that helps setup a desktop
 environment (KDE, GNOME, etc.), choose a theme and configure email settings.
 DrakNet, the Internet connection and network utility, efficiently helps users
 configure all types of network connections, from common dial-up modems to DSL
 and cable connections. Also included are the latest stable versions of KDE and
 GNOME which both offer some great new features and applications such as anti-
 aliased fonts and Evolution (an Outlook-like email client and personal
 information manager).
 
     About Mandrake Linux 8.2, he is saying...
     "If you are looking for a way to move even the most staunch Macintosh or
 Windows users over to Linux, giving them a taste of Mandrake certainly would
 be a good way to do so. (...) Overall: A+" -- Timothy R. Butler,
 Editor-in-Chief, Open for Business.
 
     Mandrake Linux  8.2 Pack details
     Mandrake Linux 8.2 ProSuite Edition -- "The Linux Server Solution" --
 includes everything needed to deploy powerful and affordable services for the
 Internet and/or Intranet. The ProSuite Edition includes eight CDs (including
 two special server CDs), one DVD, and two comprehensive manuals. Included is a
 comprehensive support plan that covers two technical support phone calls plus
 90 days of premium web-based support via MandrakeExpert.com. During the
 product life, two Update CDs for security and bug fixes will be sent to
 registered users. The 8.2 ProSuite Edition (for Intel & AMD processors) is
 available for $149.99.
     Mandrake Linux 8.2 PowerPack Edition -- "Linux for Workstations" -- is the
 most complete and user-friendly Linux package for the desktop. The PowerPack
 includes seven CDs and two comprehensive manuals. The PowerPack's support plan
 includes 60 days of premium web-based support from MandrakeExpert.com plus a
 significant discount for two technical support incidents settled by phone
 (valid for 30 days). The 8.2 PowerPack Edition (for Intel & AMD processors) is
 available for $69.99.
     Mandrake Linux 8.2 Standard Edition -- "The key to Linux" -- delivers the
 best way to get started with Linux. Includes the complete operating system,
 thousands of applications, plus the famous MandrakeSoft configuration wizards
 and utilities. Thirty days of premium web-based support via MandrakeExpert.com
 is also included. The 8.2 Standard Edition (for Intel & AMD processors) is
 available for $39.99.
     High quality value-added services, including consulting and support, can
 be easily added to ProSuite deployments. Please see
 http://www.mandrakesoft.com/businesses for more information about
 MandrakeSoft's complete range of professional services, or dial toll-free (in
 the US) 1-877-74-LINUX (1-877-745-4689) Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm EDT.
     In addition, Mandrake Linux 8.2 PPC "Linux for the Mac" is available
 directly from MandrakeStore as a two-CD set for $25 (without manuals or
 support). http://www.mandrakestore.com/
     All Mandrake Linux users are invited to join the Mandrake Users Club. The
 Club is the best way to benefit from special privileges (third party software,
 special discounts, etc.). To learn more about the Mandrake User Club and the
 Corporate Club, please see: http://mandrakelinux.com/en/club/ .
 
     About MandrakeSoft:
     MandrakeSoft provides a trusted interface between users of information
 technology and open source developers. The company offers its enterprise,
 government and educational customers a set of GNU Linux and Open-Source
 software and related services, and user-friendly and highly competitive
 information technologies. 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 is traded on
 Paris Euronext Marche Libre (Euroclear code: 4477.PA; Reuters code: MAKE.PA)
 and the US OTC market (stock symbol MDKFF). "Born on the Internet" in late
 1998, MandrakeSoft established headquarters in the U.S.A., Montreal, England,
 Germany and France. Please visit the Web site, http://www.mandrakesoft.com for
 more information.
 
     NOTE:  Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Mandrake and
 Mandrake Linux are trademarks of MandrakeSoft. All other trademarks and
 copyrights are owned by their respective companies.
 
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SOURCE MandrakeSoft
    ALTADENA, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- MandrakeSoft
 ( http://mandrakesoft.com ), a leading provider of Open Source software, today
 announced the availability of the boxed versions of Mandrake Linux 8.2 through
 a number of retail outlets worldwide and also online from
 http://www.mandrakestore.com. The latest release of MandrakeSoft's popular
 operating system marks a new step in addressing the special needs of
 enterprise users while continuing to ease the adoption of Linux by all.
 Mandrake Linux 8.2 for PowerPack and ProSuite are the first Linux
 distributions to include StarOffice 6.0, the new office suite, which is
 compatible with Microsoft Office documents. Customers are provided with three
 packaged versions of Mandrake Linux 8.2 to choose from: ProSuite ($149.99),
 PowerPack ($69.99) and Standard ($39.99). OEM versions, targeted at hardware
 manufacturers, are due out later this month.
     Mandrake Linux 8.2 is the best "all-in-one" solution for saving time and
 money with personal computers:  installation couldn't be easier with
 MandrakeSoft's world-famous graphical installer, and no post-configuration
 hassles means that every MandrakeSoft system is immediately ready for work or
 for play. Depending on the user's requirements, Mandrake Linux 8.2 can be
 installed as a full-featured & powerful Linux server, or as a highly
 productive personal workstation.
     "Mandrake Linux has long been the preferred Linux distribution for
 individuals, but Mandrake Linux 8.2 marks a new step in our penetration of the
 corporate environment. The features and unparalleled ease of use make 8.2 an
 incredibly efficient and affordable alternative to UNIX and Windows 2000,"
 said Jacques Le Marois, CEO of MandrakeSoft.
     New server features include the ability to use an encrypted filesystem for
 protecting sensitive data; "kernel-secure" adds important security features to
 the default Linux kernel; and an "Enterprise" kernel delivers SMP (Symmetric
 Multi Processing) and Hi-memory support (above 1024 MB) for high-end servers.
 Mandrake Linux 8.2 also introduces a quick and efficient way to set up
 printers and scanners; a new file sharing feature for easily sharing files and
 directories in a networked environment; and improved "hot-plug" support that
 lets users install new devices quickly and painlessly without having to reboot
 the system. A new remote desktop utility, RFBdrake, is extremely useful for
 controlling machines remotely within a LAN or securely through the Internet
 (works with Linux/Unix systems and with Windows 2000/XP "Window Terminal
 Services"). The reworked version of MSEC, a system for configuring the
 security level of a machine (Standard, High, Highest, Paranoid) is more
 powerful than ever.
     New desktop features include a completely redesigned Mandrake Control
 Center that serves as a central location for MandrakeSoft-specific tools and
 utilities, as well as many new configuration wizards. Desktop users will
 appreciate the task-oriented menus in GNOME and KDE, which greatly simplify
 locating applications by categorizing them into common "tasks".
 MandrakeFirstTime is an easy-to-use wizard that helps setup a desktop
 environment (KDE, GNOME, etc.), choose a theme and configure email settings.
 DrakNet, the Internet connection and network utility, efficiently helps users
 configure all types of network connections, from common dial-up modems to DSL
 and cable connections. Also included are the latest stable versions of KDE and
 GNOME which both offer some great new features and applications such as anti-
 aliased fonts and Evolution (an Outlook-like email client and personal
 information manager).
 
     About Mandrake Linux 8.2, he is saying...
     "If you are looking for a way to move even the most staunch Macintosh or
 Windows users over to Linux, giving them a taste of Mandrake certainly would
 be a good way to do so. (...) Overall: A+" -- Timothy R. Butler,
 Editor-in-Chief, Open for Business.
 
     Mandrake Linux  8.2 Pack details
     Mandrake Linux 8.2 ProSuite Edition -- "The Linux Server Solution" --
 includes everything needed to deploy powerful and affordable services for the
 Internet and/or Intranet. The ProSuite Edition includes eight CDs (including
 two special server CDs), one DVD, and two comprehensive manuals. Included is a
 comprehensive support plan that covers two technical support phone calls plus
 90 days of premium web-based support via MandrakeExpert.com. During the
 product life, two Update CDs for security and bug fixes will be sent to
 registered users. The 8.2 ProSuite Edition (for Intel & AMD processors) is
 available for $149.99.
     Mandrake Linux 8.2 PowerPack Edition -- "Linux for Workstations" -- is the
 most complete and user-friendly Linux package for the desktop. The PowerPack
 includes seven CDs and two comprehensive manuals. The PowerPack's support plan
 includes 60 days of premium web-based support from MandrakeExpert.com plus a
 significant discount for two technical support incidents settled by phone
 (valid for 30 days). The 8.2 PowerPack Edition (for Intel & AMD processors) is
 available for $69.99.
     Mandrake Linux 8.2 Standard Edition -- "The key to Linux" -- delivers the
 best way to get started with Linux. Includes the complete operating system,
 thousands of applications, plus the famous MandrakeSoft configuration wizards
 and utilities. Thirty days of premium web-based support via MandrakeExpert.com
 is also included. The 8.2 Standard Edition (for Intel & AMD processors) is
 available for $39.99.
     High quality value-added services, including consulting and support, can
 be easily added to ProSuite deployments. Please see
 http://www.mandrakesoft.com/businesses for more information about
 MandrakeSoft's complete range of professional services, or dial toll-free (in
 the US) 1-877-74-LINUX (1-877-745-4689) Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm EDT.
     In addition, Mandrake Linux 8.2 PPC "Linux for the Mac" is available
 directly from MandrakeStore as a two-CD set for $25 (without manuals or
 support). http://www.mandrakestore.com/
     All Mandrake Linux users are invited to join the Mandrake Users Club. The
 Club is the best way to benefit from special privileges (third party software,
 special discounts, etc.). To learn more about the Mandrake User Club and the
 Corporate Club, please see: http://mandrakelinux.com/en/club/ .
 
     About MandrakeSoft:
     MandrakeSoft provides a trusted interface between users of information
 technology and open source developers. The company offers its enterprise,
 government and educational customers a set of GNU Linux and Open-Source
 software and related services, and user-friendly and highly competitive
 information technologies. 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 is traded on
 Paris Euronext Marche Libre (Euroclear code: 4477.PA; Reuters code: MAKE.PA)
 and the US OTC market (stock symbol MDKFF). "Born on the Internet" in late
 1998, MandrakeSoft established headquarters in the U.S.A., Montreal, England,
 Germany and France. Please visit the Web site, http://www.mandrakesoft.com for
 more information.
 
     NOTE:  Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Mandrake and
 Mandrake Linux are trademarks of MandrakeSoft. All other trademarks and
 copyrights are owned by their respective companies.
 
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