Linux-Mandrake 7.1 Complete Shipped

Macmillan USA ships the lates full-service solution for the Linux users : Linux-Mandrake 7.1 Complete
New StarOffice and Updated DrakX Provide New Features for Linux Users

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana - July 5, 2000 - Releasing the next of many upcoming products from MandrakeSoft and Macmillan USA, Macmillan announced that they have shipped the two most recent Linux OS products to retail stores, Linux-Mandrake 7.1 Complete and Deluxe.

The "Complete" line of Linux software retailed by Macmillan addresses the demand for programs suited to new and hobbiest users. Linux-Mandrake OS, one of the top Linux distributions, continues to be the solution of choice. Linux-Mandrake 7.1 Complete is designed for users to simply explore this popular operating system, or to muscle up the performance of their computer.

Macmillan's Linux-Mandrake 7.1 Complete continues to deliver the latest updated technology that along with ease of use has become one of Mandrake's most noteworthy attribute. 7.1 Complete is one of the first Linux distributions to include the latest office suite from of Sun Microsystems, StarOffice 5.2. Also included is DrakX, one of the easiest graphical installations programs available, which now fully handles multiple-CD installation and manages to install and use easily Linux.

Special Linux preparation tools from PowerQuest (PartitionMagic® and BootMagic®) help the first-time user to get Linux up and running on their system, and the installation procedure now supports multiple CDs and prompts the user through extension and application CDs. Free 24-hour technical support is provided via internet and fax for installation issues. The Linux Library from computer-book powerhouse publishers, Que and Sams, is included as e-document value adds to the OS.

Linux-Mandrake 7.1 Complete is available now for an MSRP of US $29.95.
System requirements include: CPU Intel Pentium and compatible processor (Pentium/MMX/PRO/II/Celeron/III, AMD K6/K6-2, Cyrix 6x86/M-II),
32 MB RAM required, 64 MB recommended for X Windows system.
500 MB disk space minimum, 1 GB+ recommended.
CD-ROM and 3.5' floppy drive required.

MacMillan USA is a unit of Pearson Technology Group, the world's largest provider of consumer and professional computer, information technology, engineering and reference content. As one of the industry's leading innovators in both print and digital formats, MacMillan's imprints include Que, Sams, BradyGAMES Strategy Guides, Que Learning Systems, MacMillan Software and MacMillan Lifestyles, publisher of the best-selling Complete Idiot's Guide line of reference books. Pearson Technology Group is an operating unit of Pearson Education, the world's leading education publisher.

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