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Wednesday January 30 2002:

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MandrakeSoft Ships Linux for IBM eServer xSeries (Partnerships)

Friday December 21 2001:

London, UK, December 21, 2001 - MandrakeSoft, publisher of the powerful and user-friendly Mandrake Linux operating system, announced today they will deliver a fully supported Linux distribution for IBM eServer xSeries, IBM's Intel-based server targetted at small businesses through to large enterprises.

Mandrake Linux Greatly Expands Linux Market Share (business)

Friday December 21 2001:

PASADENA, Calif. and PARIS, Dec. 21 -- Already a leader in U.S. Linux retail sales for more than one year, MandrakeSoft proves once again that its long-term strategy of attracting Linux users is the best approach for this market.

Recently, "Linux Magazine UK" conducted an extensive survey with 35,000 of its readers; among the questions asked was: "What is the Linux distribution that you use the most?" The results show that Mandrake Linux is now the most widely used Linux distribution in the UK: (Survey figures kindly provided to MandrakeSoft by Linux Magazine UK)

1. Mandrake: 46.02%
2. Red Hat: 21.33%
3. SuSE: 18.67%
4. Debian: 5.33%
5. Corel: 2.66%
6. Caldera: 2.66%
Others: 3.33%

This data confirms other online polls recently released in several countries (see details below).

"In only three years, MandrakeSoft has dramatically grown from zero market share to become one of the most widely used Linux distributions in the world, gaining market share over traditional OS vendors," said Jacques Le Marois, President and CEO of MandrakeSoft.

For MandrakeSoft, these results confirm that its strategy of "Making Linux easy to use" is meeting the needs of individuals as well as enterprises that require a powerful, yet easy to use operating system. MandrakeSoft prides itself in providing users with a powerful installation system, advanced hardware detection, simplified configuration tools, and advanced features that make Linux as easy to use as competing proprietary operating systems.

Additional statistics about Mandrake Linux:

"What's your favorite Linux distro?" PCMag.com (USA), October 8, 2001
1. Mandrake: 43.78%
2. Redhat: 27.9%
3. Suse: 15.41%
4. Libranet: 1.42%
5. Other: 11.49%

"Best distribution for beginners," Linux.com (USA), September 24, 2001

1. Mandrake - 36.7%
2. Redhat - 33.5%
3. Suse -13.5%
4. Slackware - 5.6%
5. Debian - 4.6%
6. Caldera - 3.7%

"Which distribution do you prefer?", Linux.ie (Ireland), July 2001

1. Mandrake: 35%
2. Debian: 23%
3. Redhat: 18%
4. Suse: 18%
5. Caldera: 1%
6. Corel: 1%
7. Others: 1%

Other recent and interesting readings:

Hundreds of cases of Mandrake Linux use in business environment:

Mandrake 8.1 offers superior server platform (ZDNet):

Mandrake 8.1 easier than Win-XP (The Register):

About MandrakeSoft

MandrakeSoft provides a trusted interface between users of information technology and open source developers. The company offers customers in the small office, home office (SoHo), small and medium size enterprise, government and educational sectors a set of GNU Linux and Open-Source software and related services, user-friendly and highly competitive information technologies at a very attractive total cost of ownership. 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 entered Paris Euronext Marche Libre on July 30th, 2001 (Euroclear code: 4477.PA; Reuters code: MAKE.PA). The Mandrake Linux distribution received awards for "Best Product of the Year" and "Best Linux Distribution/Server" at LinuxWorld Expo '99, as well as the PC Answers Platinum Award in April 2000, the Linux Magazine Editor's Choice Award in September 2000 and the Chip Magazine "Best Technique and Winner of the Test" in December 2000.

"Born on the Internet" in late 1998, MandrakeSoft established headquarters in Pasadena (U.S.), Montreal (Canada), England, Germany and Paris (Europe). Please visit the Web site, https://mandriva.com for more information about MandrakeSoft.

MandrakeSoft announces new website dedicated to Linux security (Security)

Wednesday December 05 2001:

Pasadena and Paris - December 5, 2001 - MandrakeSoft (https://mandriva.com), the publisher of the powerful and user-friendly Mandrake Linux operating system, announces the launch of the latest member of the MandrakeSoft community of web sites: MandrakeSecure ( http://www.mandrakesecure.net).

Mandrake Linux 8.1 for IA64 is available (Products)

Monday December 03 2001:

MandrakeSoft announces the immediate availability of Mandrake Linux 8.1 for Intel Itanium Architecture. The Itanium 64-bit architecture is a high-performance platform commonly used for servers and highly demanding business software, such as large database, ERM/CRM applications or advanced computing.

MandrakeSoft & TransGaming Bring Top-Selling PC Game, Electronic Arts' The Sims, to Linux (Products)

Monday October 22 2001:

This partnership forges foundation for expansion of Windows® games and applications running directly on Linux PCs

Product: Mandrake Linux Gaming Edition, featuring The Sims
Ship Date: November 9, 2001
MSRP: USD $69.99
Description: The Mandrake Linux Gaming Edition bundles one of the world's most popular games with the award winning Linux operating system by MandrakeSoft. Powered by TransGaming Technologies' innovative and unique portability technology layer, WineX, this marks the first time Electronic Arts'® chart-topping 3D-simulation game, The Sims, is available under Linux.

Pasadena, Paris, Toronto - October 22, 2001 - MandrakeSoft (mandriva.com), publisher of the premier, user-friendly Mandrake Linux operating system, and TransGaming Technologies, developers of software portability solutions that seamlessly allow cutting edge games to operate on the Linux platform, announce the release of the Mandrake Linux Gaming Edition. Designed specifically for gamers, this release bundles Mandrake Linux 8.1 Standard Edition, the newest version of the award winning Mandrake Linux operating system, with Electronic Arts' The Sims, the wildly popular virtual simulation game that allows players to create a neighborhood of simulated people known as "Sims" and control their lives.

Mandrake Linux 8.1 Packs Now Available (Products)

Monday October 22 2001:

Latest from leading Linux distribution is easiest to install, includes thousands of applications.

Pasadena and Paris - October 22, 2001 - MandrakeSoft (mandriva.com), the publisher of the powerful and user-friendly Mandrake Linux operating system, announces the immediate availability of boxed sets of Mandrake Linux Version 8.1 in retail outlets throughout the world and on www.mandrivastore.com. There are four versions of the 8.1 product, each designed to suit user needs: Mandrake Linux Standard Edition 8.1, Mandrake Linux PowerPack Edition 8.1, Mandrake Linux ProSuite Edition 8.1, and Mandrake Linux ProSuite Gold.

Immediately available for download, Mandrake Linux 8.1 broadens the MandrakeSoft services offering (Products)

Thursday September 27 2001:

MandrakeSoft today announced the immediate availability of Mandrake Linux 8.1 for download from http://www.linux-mandrake.com. With this new version, MandrakeSoft widens its range of services and confirms its commitment to offer the most complete, user-friendly and server-adapted Linux operating system available.

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Friday September 14 2001:

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New MandrakeExpert V2 Support Center for Linux has been released (Services)

Thursday September 06 2001:

Altadena, Paris; 6 September 2001 - By providing the opportunity for the best Linux experts to be paid for their services, and for Linux users to receive high-quality and fast Linux support, MandrakeSoft answers a growing need in Linux Business with its newly released MandrakeExpert V2 Support Center.