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Mandriva Linux 2007: Get Ready For Evolution

الثلاثاء 27 يونيه 2006

Paris, 27th June2006 - Still pursuing its objective of offering an accessible, affordable and ever faster Linux distribution to everyone, Mandriva is putting the final touches on its brand new distro: Mandriva Linux 2007, available fall 2006.

This new version of the operating system was conceived to meet even more precisely the needs and expectations of individual users and small businesses.

To this end, besides the qualities that ensured the success of Mandriva Linux 2006, it includes brand new innovations in the fields of office suite applications, Internet, multimedia and the new virtualization and 3D-accelerated desktop technologies.

Mandriva Linux 2007 also aims to achieve greater hardware compatibility than ever before. Hardware compatibility was extended in order to ensure greater simplicity in the installation and use of the product.

Mandriva Linux 2007 will be available in three versions: Discovery (for the Linux beginner), PowerPack (for the advanced computer user) and PowerPack+ (for SOHO users).

Discovery 2007 aims at being extremely user friendly thanks to, among other things, a complete office suite and the integration of the 3G technology. This distro also makes way for entertainment since it includes no less than twelve applications dedicated to image editing or multimedia, as well as several games.

Powerpack 2007 includes some more advanced features such as the possibility to set up and personalize your distribution in greater detail, optional 3D-accelerated desktop and integrated system virtualization. It also includes a programing suite as well as a new tool making the installation, uninstallation and update of applications more intuitive.

Powerpack+ 2007 is for its part dedicated to making life easier for small businesses and business power users. Not only does it include reinforced security but it also contains all the tools and applications necessary for website design and production, remote administration, ERP, team work, CRM. This way data sharing is simpler and safer and it has never been easier to advertise your business on the Web!

About Mandriva
Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of the popular Mandriva Linux operating system, one of the most full-featured and easy to use Linux systems. The company offers its enterprise, government, and educational customers a complete range of GNU/Linux and Open Source software and related services. Mandriva products are available in more than 120 countries. Born in 1998, the company has offices in the United States, France and Brazil. Mandriva is traded on Paris Euronext Marché Libre (ISIN Code: FR0004159382/MLMAN; Reuters code: MAKE.PA) and the US OTC market (stock symbol MDKFF).

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