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*   Mandrake Linux 9.0 for AMD 64-bit technology is available. 2003-03-13

Altadena, CA and Paris, France; March 14th 2003 -- MandrakeSoft today announced the release of Mandrake Linux 9.0 for OpteronŽ processors based on AMD 64-bit technology.

This version of Mandrake Linux 9.0 for OpteronŽ processors has been made available to MandrakeSoft's partners and is also available on several public FTP mirrors. Hardware vendors and other potential integrators are invited to contact MandrakeSoft at to test the product or to receive certification.

Mandrake Linux 9.0 for OpteronŽ includes all the features currently available in Mandrake Linux 9.0 for x86, including a high-performance web server, ftp server, extended security services and databases. As usual, this release also offers the famous "Mandrake touch" on the desktop, which makes Mandrake Linux one of the most easy-to-use Linux operating systems.

This development will lead to a planned release in April 2003 of the 'Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1' for AMD OpteronŽ, a product dedicated to server deployment in medium to large accounts. Later in June 2003, MandrakeSoft will release 'MandrakeClustering' for OpteronŽ, an easy-to-use clustering solution designed to answer needs in the intensive calculation area that will greatly benefit from the power of AMD 64-bit technology.

Mandrake 9.0 for OpteronŽ is one of the first operating systems available for the new AMD 64-bit processors.

Additional information about Mandrake Linux 9.0 can be found at:

Additional information about AMD 64-bit technology can be found at:,,30_2252_875_1024,00.html

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About MandrakeSoft

MandrakeSoft is the publisher of the popular Mandrake Linux operating system, one of the most full-featured and easy to use Linux systems available. The company offers its enterprise, government and educational customers a complete range of GNU/Linux and Open Source software and related services. MandrakeSoft products are available in more than 120 countries through dedicated channels and from MandrakeStore, the company's online store.

Number 1 in several countries, MandrakeSoft has been awarded many times for quality and the technical innovation of its products. "Born on the Internet" in late 1998, MandrakeSoft has established headquarters in the U.S.A. and in France. MandrakeSoft is traded on Paris Euronext Marche Libre (Euroclear code: 4477.PA; Reuters code: MAKE.PA) and the US OTC market (stock symbol MDKFF).

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