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Flash: Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official ISO images are available! (Products)

Tuesday May 25 2004:

ISO images of Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official are now publicly available on a number of FTP mirrors!

Discover all new features and the full new range of Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official at:

Mandrakeclub Silver Members (and above) are granted access to PowerPack ISOs of Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official which provides many supplementary add-ons such as NVIDIA drivers, Acrobat Reader, Real Player and others, as well as extra applications CDs.

Corporate Club Members are granted access to a downloadable DVD ISO of Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official which includes supplementary add-ons such as NVIDIA drivers, Acrobat Reader, Real Player and others.

Flash: Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official packs are available! (Products)

Wednesday May 19 2004:

The new Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official range of packs is now available! Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official offers you all the greatest Mandrakelinux features in a professional package which includes documentation and support, as well as valuable commercial add-ons.

Purchase your Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official Pack by ordering today at http://www.Mandrakestore.com

The 4th Edition of the Definitive Guide is now available! (Products)

Tuesday May 18 2004:

This new release has been thoroughly updated and expanded to cover the recently released Mandrakelinux 10.0.

"The Definitive Guide to Using Mandrakelinux" contains everything needed to install, understand, and use the popular Mandrakelinux distribution.

Perfect for computer users who are new to Linux, as well as for experts who need quality reference documentation, this new edition of "The Definitive Guide to Using Mandrake Linux" is available now for pre-order at MandrakeStore.com.

Software patents - fresh news and call for action (Corporate)

Monday May 17 2004:

As a follow-up to Mandrakesoft's latest flash regarding the upcoming decision of the European Council to legalize software patentability in Europe, here are some fresh news and information on what everyone can do to help.

If nothing changes, tomorrow, Tuesday May 18, the European Council, that is, the European body which represents all the governments of the European Union, will vote in favor of a directive that will legalize software patents in Europe. Last September, faced with a similar choice, the European Parliament voted major amendments to the directive text drafted by the European Commission, actually rejecting software patentability. However, the Council, ignoring all of these amendments, is going to vote in favor of a text that is even worse than the initial version of the Commission.

Important statement about Mandrakestore payments (updated May, 17th) (Products)

Saturday May 15 2004:

Updated May, 17th Some of our customers who paid by credit card during the month of May have recently encountered problems. We realized the problem before the week end and have done our best to fix it. We identified that the problem was not with our system but with our payment platform provider, Natexis.

This morning, Monday May 17, Natexis informed us that they had identified the problem. A software bug on their side caused the amount to be debited to be multiplied by 100 (by interpreting cents as dollars). Over the month of May, 261 Mandrakesoft customers were affected. Natexis confirms that the problem has been fixed and that the platform is now functioning correctly, so we have reopened our standard payment platform.

Natexis is notifying the banks today. So, if you were affected by this problem, your bank will be informed today of the problem and it will be fixed.

Mandrakesoft deeply apologizes to its customers for this problem.

We will contact all the affected customers individually.

Fran├žois Bancilhon

CEO, Mandrakesoft

Flash: EU Software Patent Legislation: a real threat for Linux and Open Source (Corporate)

Thursday May 13 2004:

Mandrakesoft would like to alert all users and the software community at large about a recent clandestine attack by proprietary interest through covert adoption of EU Software Patent Legislation.

In direct contravention of the recent vote by the European Parliament to curtail Software Patents, the Irish Presidency of the European Union has surreptitiously reinstated unlimited software patent language into the text of a statement to be adopted by the European Council of Ministers on Monday May, 17th, without further debate!

Mandrakesoft introduces Personalized Solutions and Maintenance Program (PSMP) (Services)

Thursday May 13 2004:

May, 12th 2004; Altadena, CA; Paris, France - Mandrakesoft has created a new program for Small and Medium Businesses, Academic Institutions, Value Added Resellers, Non-Profit Organizations, Resellers, Gov't Agencies and Partners. The program is designed to provide One-Stop complete Open Source solutions (Products/Support/Updates/Services) to customers.

The "Personalized Solutions and Maintenance Program" (PSMP) is an easy-to-use, cost effective program designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. PSMP allows you to purchase Mandrakesoft solutions at volume prices. It reduces the costs associated with evaluating, acquiring, implementing, and maintaining eBusiness software, and provides streamlined purchasing and centralized solution management through an Internet based graphical interface.

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Wednesday May 12 2004:

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NeTraverse and Mandrakesoft announce strategic partnership (Partnerships)

Tuesday May 11 2004:


Paris, France and Austin Texas - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - NeTraverse and Mandrakesoft announced today the formation of a strategic alliance to bring award-winning Windows-to-Linux migration capabilities to users and organizations contemplating Linux solutions but have dependencies on legacy Windows applications.

Mandrakesoft announces improved ISV partnerships (Partnerships)

Thursday May 06 2004:

Altadena, CA; Paris, France - May 6th, 2004 - Mandrakesoft today announced improved partner relationships with Independent Software Vendors and the inclusion of a carefully selected collection of third-party software for the recently released Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official range of retail packs.

Mandrakelinux retail packs not only provide a best-of-breed assortment of the most up-to-date Open Source applications, but also gives customers the opportunity to evaluate a wide selection of the most in-demand commercial software.