Built to meet school needs, the HP 441 desktop solution has a
pre-installed Mandrakelinux operating system, productivity
applications, educational software, and a custom graphical user
interface. Mandrakelinux was choosen for its increased reliability and
enhanced security to minimise the maintenance of the computer in the
The 441 can be used by 4 students at the same time, thus saving 50% of
acquisition costs and 65% of maintenance costs. Each user can browse
the Internet, send email, use educational software and run
productivity and other applications.
The HP 441 computer, which comes pre-loaded with Linux and ready to
run, was first introduced in South-African schools, and will be
introduced later in several other developing countries.
"This 441 HP concept with Mandrakelinux is a proof that the IT TCO can
be reduced by an important factor, for 0acquisition costs and
maintenance costs as well", said FranÃ§ois Bancilhon, CEO of Mandrakelinux.
Details about the HP 441 are available on:
GaÃ«l Duval (press at mandrakesoft dot com)
Mandrakesoft is the publisher of the popular Mandrakelinux operating
system, one of the most full-featured and easy to use Linux systems
available. The company offers its enterprise, government and
educational customers a complete range of GNU/Linux and Open Source
software and related services. Mandrakesoft products are available in
more than 120 countries through dedicated channels and also from
Mandrakestore.com, the company's online store. Number 1 in several
countries, Mandrakesoft has won many awards for quality and technical
innovation. "Born on the Internet" in late 1998, Mandrakesoft has
offices in the United States and France. Mandrakesoft is traded on
Paris Euronext March Libre (ISIN Code: FR0004159382/MLMAN; Reuters
code: MAKE.PA) and the US OTC market (stock symbol MDKFF).