Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 05:11:46 -0700 From: Caroline Carmagnol <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Linux-Mandrake PowerPack 6.1 Available Daniel Morales Caroline Carmagnol MandrakeSoft Alizé Public Relations 626.797.7337 650.323.1607 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org MandrakeSoft Announces Immediate Availability of Linux-Mandrake 6.1 PowerPack Pasadena, California -- October 8, 1999 -- MandrakeSoft™ (www.linux-mandrake.com), the publisher of the powerful and user-friendly Linux-Mandrake™ operating system, today announced Linux-Mandrake 6.1 PowerPack, the latest release of its award-winning solution, for immediate availability and purchase. Version 6.1 has been available online since the beginning of September for testing and review. Version 6.1 PowerPack offers many new enhancements and results in making Linux distribution easier to use, faster, and better. “We are the first Linux vendor to integrate the latest versions of XFree and KDE for additional language support and a more intuitive graphical interface environment, and we will continue to increase our competitive edge as we aggressively expand with innovative and broader integration,” said Daniel Morales, CEO, MandrakeSoft. “Linux-Mandrake PowerPack 6.1 offers unprecedented level of performance, ease of use to his users while maintaining the flexibility of the Linux-Mandrake system for users interested in more configuration.” Linux-Mandrake 6.1 PowerPack Major Benefits ? Easy-to-install Linux system and user-friendly Linux environment while maintaining flexibility of installation and configuration to address both the needs of novices and experts ? Support of many KDE and Gnome applications. ? Robust architecture and fast Linux server with many features for Internet servers ? Very attractive distribution in a well known Linux environment (Red Hat Linux) Linux-Mandrake 6.1 PowerPack feature Enhancements and Add-Ons ? Update of most packages to their latest stable version ? Integration of: ? KDE Latest version (1.1.2) with MandrakeSoft customization ? XFree latest version (3.3.5) with support for new encodings (Armenian, Ukrainian Thai, Vietnamese, Lao, Georgian...) ? Mandrake customized Apache 1.3.9 ? MySQL 3.20 (GPL) and 3.22 ? Many additional KDE and Gnome applications including fdevelop, klilo, xmms… ? Enlightenment 0.16 development version 5 with Window grouping, full pager support, and preliminary KDE compliance. ? XFCE 3.0.2 is part of the distribution ? Optimization of X-TT/Free Type server ? More complete and improved internationalization (Japanese TT fonts, more man-pages, more ispell dictionaries… ? Easier access to Dos/Windows ™ partitions ? Enhanced documentation ? All current bug/security fixed Pricing and Availability Linux-Mandrake 6.1 PowerPack is immediately available at $55 via mail order and through local resellers. All MandrakeSoft products are completely open source. The boxed PowerPack version includes six CDRoms with user manuals and supports many commercial applications. About Linux-Mandrake Linux-Mandrake is an easy-to-use Linux operating system that is appropriate for home or office use. Linux-Mandrake secured two awards at LinuxWorld Expo in August 99 for Best Product of the Year and Best Linux Distribution/Server, and was a finalist for the Linux Distribution/Client Award. PC Data ranked Linux-Mandrake first Linux sales in July with twice the amount of sales of Red Hat. About MandrakeSoft Founded on the Internet in 1998, MandrakeSoft publishes the user-friendly and popular open-source Linux Mandrake operating system is a very attractive Linux distribution that is compatible with the Red Hat Linux Distribution. MandrakeSoft is headquartered in both France and the US, with offices in Germany. Through its strategic partnership with MacMillan, Linux-Mandrake maintains thousands of contributors around the world. MandrakeSoft is the originator of several other innovative Open Source cooperative projects that focus on ease-of-use, including Lothar, an automatic hardware configuration, which allows users to install and use Linux directly on top of a Windows directory, the DiskDrake hard-drive partitioning tool, and Panoramix, a new graphical interface. More recently, MandrakeSoft initiatives include the Linuxi18n.org project for globalization of Linux. For more information on Linux-Mandrake and additional products, please visit us at http://www.linux-mandrake.com # # # Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Mandrake and Linux-Mandrake are trademarks of MandrakeSoft . All other trademarks and copyrights are owned by their respective companies.