Linux-Mandrake 7.0 PowerPack Now Available in USA

MandrakeSoft has announced the immediate availability of Linux-Mandrake 7.0 PowerPack in the USA. The new graphically-enhanced edition includes over 2000 applications, new manuals and 100 days of email support at the price of $55 US. The company has focused on ease-of-use issues resulting in the development of many new graphical tools, utilities and "wizards". Linux-Mandrake 7.0 now includes all the graphical tools that users expect for a simplified system installation such as a new graphical installer with FAT partitions resizer, new desktop enhancements and supported 50 languages. Additionally, Mandrake 7.0 introduces several new concepts and features that will make it the system of choice for servers, such as several pre-configured "Security Levels" and a customized system kernel called "kernel secure" for servers that require extra security. The Linux-Mandrake 7.0 PowerPack still offers greater value with a total of 6 CD-ROMS containing a bootable installation disk, complete source files of the installation applications, Extra applications, Extras CD, Disks 5 & 6 containing 38 commercial applications including the popular and MS Office compatible office suite StarOffice 5.1a, IBM DB2, IBM Lotus Notes server, IBM ViaVoice, Loki Myth II, Acrobat Reader... The 7.0 PowerPack also includes a newly written installation guide and user's manual.

Completing the package is 100 days of technical support by email. MandrakeSoft attributes the development of its Linux distribution to the contributions of thousands of developers throughout the world linked by the Internet. The company has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the US publisher MacMillan, and a distribution agreement with Kasper. In the months of July and August 1999, the Linux-Mandrake/MacMillan Edition achieved #1 retail sales in the US by claiming over 50% of all Linux OS purchases.