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Mandrake Linux Servers Invade Internet

Monday June 17 2002

Altadena, CA; Paris, France; June 17th 2002 - According to recent Netcraft surveys, the deployment & use of the web server shipped with Mandrake Linux -- The Advanced Extranet Server -- has dramatically grown during the past 12 months, confirming the increased adoption of Mandrake Linux as a server platform.

The Netcraft Web Server Survey ( http://www.netcraft.com/survey/) is a well-known, independent survey of Web Server software usage on Internet connected computers. The data is collected by systematically "polling" public web sites; the results are then released each month as a report, table and graphs. The May 2002 survey included data from over 37 million sites.

During the past 12 months, the presence of Mandrake's Apache Advanced Extranet Server has risen significantly, and is now the eleventh most widely used web server in the world. Since January 2001, the number of Apache Advanced Extranet Servers has increased 248%, moving from 19th place to 11th place. Since only January of this year, the number of Apache Advanced Extranet Servers has experienced 160% growth, making it more popular than Lotus Domino(TM).

The Mandrake Linux "Advanced Extranet Server" is an enhanced/high-performance version of the famous Apache web server. It is packaged by MandrakeSoft as a turn-key solution -- very easy to install and configure, including the most popular modules such as mod_php, mod_perl, mod_mysql, mod_ssl, and many others.

Initially created as "Linux for individuals", MandrakeSoft now integrates high-end professional server features to make Mandrake Linux a solid alternative to Windows and UNIX environments. Mandrake Linux offers the power and stability of Unix(TM)-like servers, offering both a traditional CLI (Command Line Interface) and a friendly GUI (Graphical User Interface), depending on the level of knowledge and preferences of the user.

This unique blend of applications means Mandrake Linux can be easily configured as a full-featured office workstation, or as a powerful server. The widespread use of Mandrake Linux is illustrated by many testimonials at MandrakeBizcases.com ( http://www.mandrakebizcases.com/), which details hundreds of ways that Mandrake Linux is being used in business environments throughout the world. A recent poll at Linux.com ( http://linux.com/pollBooth.pl?qid=819&aid=-1) ranks Mandrake Linux as the second most popular Linux distribution for servers, with a 20% share. Mandrake Linux was awarded "Best Linux distribution for Server" at LinuxWorld '99, in San Jose, CA.

"Mandrake Linux has a strong reputation as the best Linux distribution for the Desktop -- now people are discovering the benefits of Mandrake Linux as a server. The same features that make the distribution so widely accepted as a workstation, such as a simplified graphical installation, easy-to-use configuration wizards, etc., makes Mandrake Linux the distribution of choice for the Desktop AND the Server" said Jacques Le Marois, CEO of MandrakeSoft.

MandrakeSoft offers a full range of services in Europe and the USA - including consulting, support and training - to assist companies in the deployment of Mandrake Linux in their business. Details are available at: https://mandriva.com/businesses/

About MandrakeSoft

MandrakeSoft provides a trusted interface between users of information technology and open source developers. The company offers its enterprise, government and educational customers a set of GNU Linux and Open-Source software and related services, and user-friendly and highly competitive information technologies. In addition, MandrakeSoft offers technologists committed to open software and courseware a trusted channel to offer their services.

The company has technologists in over 20 countries, and is traded on Paris Euronext Marché Libre (Euroclear code: 4477.PA; Reuters code: MAKE.PA) and the US OTC market (stock symbol MDKFF). "Born on the Internet" in late 1998, MandrakeSoft established headquarters in the U.S.A., Montreal, and France. Please visit the Web site, https://mandriva.com for more information.