Mandriva Linux arrives in Lithuania

Pursuing its strategy of developing a large international network of local partners, Mandriva today announces the launch of Mandriva Lithuania as the sole Lithuanian partner for Mandriva SA, distributing and supporting Mandriva Linux operating systems.

This launch is an important step to promote open source systems and to introduce their benefits to the society and business in Lithuania.

"Enterprises as well as individuals will be able to get products and services directly from the supplier of the systems in Lithuania", says K.Adomaitis, manager of Mandriva Lithuania.

Enterprises willing to test the benefits of Mandriva Linux operating system will be able to do it when using "Corporate Desktop 2008" and "Corporate Server 4" products. Both of them embrace the latest technologies to administer IT infrastructure. In addition, throughout the coming year "Mandriva Lithuania" will introduce more server solutions to optimize IT network control, centralize back-ups and automate administration of software and hardware.

"What we have known from our experiences during the recent years is that close strategic partnerships are vital to optimize growth and long-term success. I am very pleased to welcome Mandriva Lithuania, Infosaitas, as a member of the Mandriva Partner eco-system", said Gaurav Parakh, Vice President, OEM Business Unit.

In order to support Mandriva's ongoing commitment to open source software and collaborative work.'Mandriva Lithuania' will seek to create open and active local community. In addition,the help of major IT distributors and resellers will enable everybody to buy Mandriva Linux products – through retail outlets or via OEM packaging.

"The main task for Mandriva Lithuania is to create the opportunity for everybody to test, understand and enjoy all the benefits of Mandriva Linux", added K. Adomaitis.

Currently, Linux is the most popular operating system of server systems in Lithuania. Mandriva Lithuania's survey reveals that 41% of the biggest companies in Lithuania use at least one server using Linux operating system. With Mandriva Lithuania established, companies, which have chosen Mandriva Linux as their platform will be able to make use of timely and quality support in Lithuania.

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Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of Mandriva Linux, an easy-to-use and innovative operating system. It is one of the most popular Linux editions in the world. Dedicated to making open source technologies accessible to all users, the company offers a full range of products and services to individuals, enterprises and government organizations. Mandriva products are available online in 80 languages and in more than 140 countries through dedicated channels. Headquartered in Paris, France, the company is publicly traded on the Euronext Marche Libre.
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