June 9, 2004
O'Reilly and Mandrakesoft Enter Strategic Reselling Agreement
Sebastopol, CA--O'Reilly Media is now a U.S. and Canadian reseller for
Mandrakesoft, creators of Mandrakelinux. A user-friendly Linux
distribution, Mandrakelinux is ideal for the growing legions of first-time
Linux users. Linux's share of the desktop PC market is increasing, a
trend being accelerated by the recent rise in the number of companies
buying new computers. Major computer companies--including HP and
IBM--have begun installing Linux instead of Windows on some of the models
Founded in 1998 by several Linux enthusiasts, Mandrakesoft offers products
and services for all Linux users, from beginners to experts.
Mandrakelinux has been ranked as the #1 distribution on DistroWatch
(www.distrowatch.com) for the past year and won the Linux Journal Reader's
Choice Award in 2003 for Best Linux Distribution. O'Reilly is reselling
two English-language versions of Mandrakelinux 10.0 (the newest
release)--Mandrakelinux Discovery 10.0 and Mandrakelinux PowerPack 10.0.
Both versions are available at bookstores nationwide, and can also be
ordered directly from O'Reilly.
"We're excited to team with O'Reilly, since they are one of the most
influential open source supporters," explains Francois Bancilhon, CEO of
Mandrakesoft. "We could hardly find a more significant partnership to
leverage Mandrakesoft products' presence on the U.S. scene."
O'Reilly's upcoming "Test Driving Linux: A Desktop User's Guide"
(O'Reilly, U.S. $24.95) by author Phil Lavigna, available this fall, will
include a Live CD of MandrakeMove, which allows users to try Linux without
changing, installing, or configuring anything on their PCs.
For more information about Mandrakesoft, visit www.mandrakesoft.com.
Mandrakelinux Discovery 10.0
Your First Linux Desktop
$49.95 US, $72.95 CA
Mandrakelinux PowerPack 10.0
The Ultimate Linux Desktop
$84.95 US, $123.95 CA
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