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Launch Of The 4GB Mandriva Flash

Thursday April 05 2007

Mandriva Flash 2GB, which was released in December 2006, has been a true success for Mandriva. It was sold out in less than two weeks! Mandriva has listen to user feedback and decided to develop a new version of its best seller flash drive.

Mandriva Flash 4GB still provides a full-featured system - Mandriva Linux 2007 KDE 32-bit - that requires no installation, on a bootable USB 2.0 key. All you have to do is plug in the USB key, turn the PC on and the Mandriva Linux operating system is ready to use in no time, with all you need for office work, Internet and multimedia tasks. System configuration, preferences and data are all saved to the key.

The main advantage of Mandriva Flash 4GB is that there is only one 4GB FAT partition and you decide how to divide it between the system and the share partitions. At first boot, you are asked to allocate space for your system. For instance, you can allocate up to 3GB for your system and keep the rest of the free space for your personal documents. Freedom is a choice!

Mandriva Flash 4GB has also been updated with all recent updates for Mandriva Linux 2007 and you will be able to upgrade your key to Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring, the upcoming new release of the main distribution.

Mandriva Flash 4GB includes drivers for video cards, wireless adapters and modems - as well as the required firmware - for better hardware compatibility. It also offers key open source desktop environments, applications and plugins:

  • KDE 3.5.4

  • Mozilla Firefox

  • OpenOffice.org 2.0.4

  • The Gimp 2.3.10

  • Real Player

  • Flash Player

"On this upgraded Mandriva Flash version, the space allocated to the system files can be chosen at first boot. This makes it possible to install more updates and additional packages, in response to user feedback we got on the initial version", said Olivier Blin, Leading Live Systems Developer at Mandriva.

More information on the Mandriva Flash product page.

About Mandriva

Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of the popular Mandriva Linux operating system, one of the most full-featured and easy-to-use Linux systems. The company offers enterprises, governments and educational customers a complete range of GNU/Linux open source software and related services. Mandriva products are available in more than 140 countries through dedicated channels and from Mandriva Store, the company's online store. Born in 1998, the company has offices in the United States, France and Brazil.

Press contacts

  • Celine Harrand - celine.harrand@mandriva.com

  • Guillaume Martin - guillaume.martin@mandriva.com