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Shuttle, MandrakeSoft announce XPC, Linux bundle partnership

Monday September 22 2003

Company will include Mandrake Linux with its barebone Network Appliance XPC products line from Computex Taipei.

2003 (Taipei, Taiwan -- September 21, 2003) Shuttle Inc, a leading supplier of mainboards and small form fact or (SFF) barebone computers, is proud to announce that MandrakeSoft's industry-leading Linux distribution will be bundled with Shuttles Network Appliance (NA) XPC product line. The commencement of shipping marks the fina lization of this long anticipated deal.

"Users are demanding a new computing paradigm," said David Yu, chairma n, Shuttle. "Bundling Mandrake Linux with our Network Appliance XPC's delivers reliability and power -- the ex act formula today's savvy users demand."

"Shuttle's barebone Network Appliance XPC product line is the perfect platform for delivering and using Linux," said Regis Wira, technology officer, MandrakeSoft, Inc. "Putting these two best-of-class products together is a natural evolution of the desktop computing. This synergy offers a stunning new level of performance and value."

Shuttle's barebone Network Appliance product line includes the SB52G2, SB62G2 and SB75G2 XPC's, and are highly suitable for use as corporate workstations and entry-level servers. Both of the former models have been tested and certified compatible by MandrakeSoft with the most recent version of their benchmark Linux distribution.

Shuttle also has announced Shuttle's latest NetworkAppliance X PC, the SB75G2 -- the world's first Intel® 875-based SFF computer -- will ship in volume shortly and will feature a soon-to-be released version of MadrakeSoft's benchmark Linux bundled.

Shuttle is dedicated to driving in novation in order to present its customers with products that offer unmatched performance and value. This comm itment is exemplified by the inclusion of Mandrake Linux in NA XPC retail packaging, as well as the dozens of product quality and performance awards that Shutte's barebone SFF computer and mainboard product lines have earned.

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About MandrakeSoft

Mandrakesoft provides a trusted interface between users of information technology and open technologists. The company offers its enterprise, government and educational customers a set of GNU Linux and Open-Source software and related services, user-friendly and highly competitive information technologies. In a ddition, MandrakeSoft offers technologists committed to open software and courseware a trusted channel to offe r their services. The company has technologists in over 20 countries and is listed on the Paris Euronext Marché Libre (Euroclear code :4477PA) and on the US OTC Market (Symbol: MDKFF). For more information on Mandrake Linux 9.1 or any of their other Linux-based products please visit: http://www.mandrivalinux.com/en/.

About Shuttle Inc

Established 1983, Shuttle Inc (TAIEX 2405) is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of small form factor (SFF) barebones computers and mainboards. Shuttle produced the first commercially successful SFF PC and continues to define the segment with its benchmark XPC product line. OEMs, system integrators, distribu tors and retailers choose Shuttle XPCs and mainboards as the core components of their solutions. "Powered by S huttle" computers are used by people in all walks of life worldwide -- a testament to their performance, reliability and ease-of-use. All copyrighted and trademarked names referred to herein are the sole property of their respective owners. Copyright ® 2003, Shuttle Inc, All rights reserved.