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*   MandrakeSoft Announces the Availability of its Linux-Campus Courseware at 30 Training Sites Across the Americas 2002-09-18

Altadena, CA, September 18th, 2002 - MandrakeSoft - publisher of Mandrake Linux, one of the leading Linux distributions - announced today they started to offer a range of services targeting professionals who want to get the most out of Linux operating systems.

In only 2 years, MandrakeSoft has already developed an extensive network of reputable partners across the world, notably in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

The recent arrival of the Linux-Campus catalogue in the Americas has resulted in a significant expansion of the MandrakeTraining partner network. EPICenter and EvolServ in the U.S., along with Synesis in Canada and Informatica Integral Intelligente in Mexico are just the latest additions to the list of experienced training centers that have been selected by MandrakeSoft to become Certified Centers.

Combining offline instruction with online community resources, MandrakeSoft is pioneering a new model of course content designed to keep up with the speed of open source development. In keeping with open source values, Linux-Campus' training content is relevant to all Linux distributions and is geared to prepare trainees for the renowned and neutral LPI (Linux Professional Institute) certification program on Linux:

About The Training Department

The Training Department provides training suited to a wide range of learning requirements:

  • MandrakeTraining : training offered at technical training centers: Certified Centers
  • MandrakeEducation : training offered at schools and institutions
  • MandrakeCampus : online learning on an open source platform developed by MandrakeSoft

Each of these offerings is based upon the Linux-Campus catalogue which is developed by MandrakeSoft. The Linux-Campus catalogue offers work and exercise books which answer the needs of users or administrators.

For more information, please visit our website:

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 OpenSource 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 and France. Please visit the website: for more information.

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