MandrakeSoft Appoints Henri Poole as CEO

MandrakeSoft has appointed Henri Poole as its new CEO, who brings extensive experience in providing highly-technical solutions to fast-growing clients. The company is rapidly expanding its service offering and plans to stay fully committed to the core values of the open source community that has supported its success. MandrakeSoft has won numerous awards and taken over 30% of the US retail market for Linux in less than two years. The company's Linux-Mandrake operating system is a very complete system with a choice of several powerful, pre-configured graphic interfaces and more than 1,700 applications. MandrakeSoft has signed a strategic partnership with Macmillan and a distribution agreement with Kasper. The company has held the number one spot in Linux North American sales for Macmillan since 1999.