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*   Mandrake Linux 9.1 for PPC is available 2003-04-11

Altadena, CA; Paris, France; April 11th 2003 -- Mandrake Linux 9.1 "Bamboo" for PPC processors is available. This new release provides all Mandrake 9.1 features, including Apache 2, "Zeroconf" network support and WiFi support. Mandrake 9.1 for PPC also provides an unequaled level of comfort for users with a simplified graphical installer, a brand-new "MandrakeGalaxy" theme, stunning anti-aliased fonts, and of course the new KDE 3.1 and GNOME 2.2 desktop environments.

Mandrake 9.1/PPC is based on Linux kernel 2.4.21 and includes XFree86 4.3.0, KDE 3.1, GNOME 2.2, 1.0.2, Mozilla 1.3, Apache 2, and Samba 2.2.7. All features are detailled in the Mandrake 9.1/x86 feature page.

Specifical features for this PPC version include:

  • MOL: Mac-On-Linux - Allows you to run Mac OS or OS/X either full screen or in an X window at native speed. Now with menu items to launch either.
  • pbbuttonsd/gtkpbuttons - Activates laptop function keys for control of volume, brightness etc.
  • BenH based alternate kernel - Full support for newest hardware and new sleep code for Apple laptops. Kernel also has Mandrake's supermount and xfs support added in.
  • Supported processors: G3 and G4 on iMac, as well as "old-world" machines with the 604 processor as long as they have PCI (no nubus).
  • Installation support and kernel for IBM RS/6000 (tested on a 43P-150 model with a 604e processor).

Mandrake Linux 9.1 for PPC is now available for download. Mandrake 9.1/PPC products can be ordered at MandrakeStore.

The ideal complement to any Mandrake product is a membership to the MandrakeClub. Club membership provides a wide range of benefits such as download access to more than 50,000 applications that run on Mandrake Linux, including proprietary software, plugins and drivers.

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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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