Macmillan USA Announces the Release of Linux for Windows

Linux for Windows Offers Risk-Free Hands-On Linux Experience

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana - November 20, 2000 - Macmillan USA continues its tradition of leadership in the development and distribution of the Linux operating system with the release of Linux for Windows.

With Linux for Windows, experienced computer users can easily and inexpensively try the increasingly popular Linux operating system without losing Windows functionality or making changes to their desktop. Linux for Windows allows easy and safe installation of Linux on Windows-based computers in just three easy steps, with no disk partitioning or reformatting required. Just insert the CD, restart your PC, select your setup preference, and go!

Linux for Windows includes the fundamental functionality of Linux-MandrakeTM 7.2, the award-winning operating system from MandrakeSoft. Within minutes of installation, users will have access to web browsing, email, and a full suite of office software with K Office, including spreadsheet, presentation, design, and word processing applications.

Linux for Windows also comes with a helpful new multimedia tutorial, which walks users through procedures for installation, CD burning, and navigating the desktop manager. Free installation and technical support is available via email, facsimile, and web-based installation support within 24 hours.


Linux for Windows (ISBN 1575954656) is available now with an MSRP of $19.95. To purchase Linux for Windows, visit your local electronics or software retailer, or order online at


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 innovators in both print and digital formats, Macmillan's imprints include Macmillan Software, Que, Sams, Hayden Books, BradyGAMES Strategy Guides, Que Learning Systems, and Macmillan Lifestyle, publisher of the best-selling Complete Idiot's Guides line of reference books. Pearson Technology Group is an operating unit of Pearson Education, the world's leading education publisher.

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MandrakeSoft publishes the Linux-Mandrake operating system, based on open-source development (which provides fee access to source code published in accordance with a General Public License, or GPL). Several hundred developers throughout the world contribute to the constant improvement of the product directly over the Internet. This international developer community has given Linux-Mandrake a product that is available in over 40 languages.

Linux-Mandrake is a very complete system with a choice of several powerful, pre-configured graphic interfaces (notably the leader KDE and GNOME), as well as more than 2300 applications including Netscape Communicator, the Star Office Suite, and the Apache web server.

In a testament to its success, MandrakeSoft received the awards for "Best Product of the Year" and "Best Linux-Distributor/Server" at LinuxWorld Expo 99, as well as the PC Answers Platinum Award in April 2000 and the Linux Magazine Editor's Choice Award in September 2000. The company has signed a strategic partnership with the American publisher Macmillan USA and hold the number one spot in Linux North American sales for Macmillan USA in July & August 2000 (Source : PC Data).

"Born on the Internet", MandrakeSoft established headquarters in Pasadena (U.S.) and Paris (Europe).
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