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MandrakeSoft starts to ship Hancom Office through its online Marketplace

Mercredi 04 Septembre 2002

Linux Native Office Suite Added to MandrakeStore.

Seoul, August 30, 2002 -- Hancom Linux, a leading provider of productivity solutions for Linux and PDAs, today announced the reseller partnership with MandrakeSoft.

Hancom Linux will provide MandrakeSoft with the latest version of its office suite, Hancom Office 2.0.2 English version, a full-featured productivity suite which is based on Qt and runs on most Linux distributions. The office suite is scheduled to be sold from September in online Mandrake Store.

Hancom Linux has released English, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic and Korean version of Hancom Office and also rolled out Hancom Mobile Office for Linux-based PDA, Sharp Zaurus series.

Thomas Park, Hancom Linux's President and CEO said, "We are very pleased to partner with MandrakeSoft to give Mandrake Linux users a great chance to experience Hancom Office. Mandrake Linux and Hancom Office will be a suitable match for Linux desktop environment in terms of market positioning."

In Mandrake Store, customers can purchase a full printed boxed and jewel cased version of Hancom Office as well as Download version of Hancom Office.

"Hancom Office has been very successful in the Asian market." said Yu YU, Business Development Manager of MandrakeSoft S. A. "We have been offering the trial version of Hancom Office since Mandrake Linux 8.2. We are very happy that today we have the opportunity to offer our users the choice to get and enjoy a full version of Hancom Office directly from MandrakeStore. We hope our cooperation will open more Western market opportunities to Hancom, and will increase Mandrake Linux's brand recognition among Hancom users."

Hancom Office 2.0.2 Features Hancom Office 2.0.2 comprises all vital office applications:

  • Hancom Word, the word processing application

  • Hancom Sheet, the spreadsheet application

  • Hancom Present, the presentation program

  • Hancom Paint, the drawing program

In addition, Hancom Office includes online Update Wizard which keeps the users using the latest version free of charge, one of powerful feature of Hancom Office.

About Hancom Linux

Hancom Linux, headquartered in Seoul, Korea, is a leading provider of Linux-based productivity solutions for desktop computers and information appliances. Founded in 1999, the company employs more than 80 employees in 4 locations worldwide. Our flagship product, Hancom Office for Linux, is a powerful office productivity suite that is compatible with Microsoft Office and is available in English, Korean, Japan, Chinese and Arabic editions. In a major boost for the Linux desktop market, the Korean government decided in February 2002 to buy 120,000 copies of Hancom Linux OS and Hancom Office for its office workers. Sharp Electronics Corp. is bundling Hancom Mobile Office with its popular Zaurus SL-5500 PDA.

About MandrakeSoft

MandrakeSoft provides a trusted interface between users of information technology and Open Source developers. The company offers its enterprise, government and educational customers a complete range of GNU/Linux and OpenSource software and related services, plus user-friendly and highly competitive information technologies. Additionally, MandrakeSoft offers technologists committed to Open Source software and courseware a trusted channel to offer their services.

MandrakeSoft has technologists in over 20 countries, and is traded on Paris Euronext Marche Libre (Euroclear code: 4477.PA; Reuters code: MAKE.PA) and the US OTC market (stock symbol MDKFF). "Born on the Internet" in late 1998, MandrakeSoft has established headquarters in the U.S.A., Montreal and France. Please visit the website: https://mandriva.com for more information.