New 2008 Mandriva Flash 4GB Released today

Mandriva today introduced the 2008 Mandriva Flash 4GB, the newest member of the Mandriva Flash family that lets you take your entire desktop with you wherever you go. 2008 Mandriva Flash includes a new functionnality: ezBoot which reboots under Linux without going through BIOS settings, and the double utilization of Windows and Linux system.

Mandriva Flash 4GB provides a full-featured system - Mandriva Linux 2008 KDE- that requires no installation, on a bootable USB 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, with all you need for office work, Internet and multimedia tasks. System configuration, preferences and data are all saved on the key.

Mandriva Flash gives you up to 4 GB (of space) which you are able to organise as you wish, giving priority to the system or your documents.

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 plug ins:

  • ezboot
  • KDE
  • MozillaFirefox
  • MozillaThunderbird
  • Java
  • FlashPlayer
  • RealPlayer
  • Skype

Pricing and availability

Flash 2008 is provided with a full set of languages. The new 4GB model will be available today for a suggested retail price of 79€ and $89 (US) respectively, through the Mandriva store on :

About Mandriva

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 Marché Libre.
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