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*   MandrakeSoft announces IBM to show DB2 running on Mandrake Linux at LinuxWorld Expo 2002-08-08

Altadena, CA - August 8th 2002 - MandrakeSoft, a leading worldwide publisher of the Linux operating system, announced today that IBM will demonstrate its DB2 database software on Mandrake Linux systems during the upcoming LinuxWorld Expo in San Francisco from August 12-15, 2002. MandrakeSoft also announced that it will distribute DB2 with its future server products.

DB2 is a premier relational database widely recognized for its scalability, reliability and performance. When used on a Linux® system -- such as Mandrake Linux -- it becomes an ideal low-cost solution for e-Business implementation.

IBM will demonstrate DB2 version 8 running on Mandrake Linux 8.2. DB2 will also be included in MandrakeSoft's upcoming release of Mandrake Linux 9.0 ProSuite Edition. The demonstrations will be held at IBM's booth.

"These demonstrations of DB2 running on Mandrake Linux clearly illustrate how Mandrake is becoming a platform of choice for server environments. This event is likely to open a new era of migration to Mandrake Linux/IBM DB2 solutions from other platforms, as it's one of the most powerful and most affordable e-Business offers available today", said Jacques Le Marois, CEO of MandrakeSoft.

MandrakeSoft has signed an agreement with IBM to distribute evaluation versions of DB2 for Linux with the upcoming Mandrake Linux ProSuite Edition 9.0.

About Mandrake Linux

Mandrake Linux is a powerful operating system available for the Intel Pentium®, AMD Athlon®, and PowerPC® processors. Mandrake Linux includes many graphical administration assistants & wizards that make the operating system intuitive and easy to use while providing all the power and robustness of Linux. Hundreds of included applications make Mandrake Linux an ideal solution for both enterprises and individual users. Mandrake Linux is widely known as the most feature-rich, multi-purpose Linux operating system available.

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 complete range of GNU/Linux and Open Source software and related services, plus user-friendly and highly competitive information technologies. Additionally, MandrakeSoft offers technologists committed to Open Source software and courseware a trusted channel to offer their services.

MandrakeSoft has technologists in over 20 countries, and is traded on Paris Euronext Marche 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 has established headquarters in the U.S.A., Montreal, England and France. Please visit the website: for more information.

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