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MandrakeMove LiveCD+USB Key is now available!

Thursday December 18 2003

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Altadena, CA; Paris, France; December 18st, 2003 - MandrakeSoft, the maker of the popular Mandrake Linux distribution, today announced the release of MandrakeMove, a complete Linux desktop system that runs "on the fly" from a single bootable CD. MandrakeMove is a new product designed for the PC platform that requires no installation process and cleverly uses a USB key to save personal data. Pricing starts at $19.90.

MandrakeMove is Mandrake Linux with "live CD" technology. It includes everything needed for Internet, Office and Multimedia tasks on a single bootable CD, including a full-featured office suite compatible with Microsoft® Office documents.

MandrakeMove is a complete portable productivity tool for computer users who are "on the move" and who require a light and full-featured operating system (complete with stored personal data) without the burden of lugging around laptop. Just insert MandrakeMove into a CD-ROM drive, boot from the disc, and a few seconds later enjoy a complete and full-featured Mandrake Linux operating system.

MandrakeMove is also an ideal way to help expand Linux adoption as it doesn't require installation and may be used without advanced knowledge of computing.

"MandrakeMove is an impressive new product that marks an important step in the way computers are used. This is truly a "non-geek" product that will people experience Linux for the first time, although I'm certain computer enthusiasts will love it as well! MandrakeMove fits perfectly within our approach of bringing Linux technology to the largest number of people", said François Bancilhon, CEO of MandrakeSoft.

MandrakeMove is sure to become one of this season's "hot techno-gift" with prices starting at $19.90.

Details about MandrakeMove are available at:

MandrakeMove may be purchased worldwide through MandrakeStore:

For quantity orders, please use MandrakePartner:

Press contact:
Gaël Duval (press at mandriva.com)

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 also from MandrakeStore.com, 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).