December 18, 2003

MandrakeMove: Internet, Office & Multimedia in the pocket

Altadena, CA; Paris, France; December 18st, 2003
>- MandrakeSoft, the maker of the popular Mandrake Linux distribution,
>today announced the release of MandrakeMove, a complete Linux desktop
>system that runs "on the fly" from a single bootable CD. MandrakeMove is
>a new product designed for the PC platform that requires no installation
>process and cleverly uses a USB key to save personal data. Pricing
>starts at $19.90.

MandrakeMove is Mandrake Linux with "live CD" technology. It includes
everything needed for Internet, Office and Multimedia tasks on a single
bootable CD, including a full-featured office suite compatible with
Microsoft® Office documents.

MandrakeMove is a complete portable productivity tool for computer users
who are "on the move" and who require a light and full-featured
operating system (complete with stored personal data) without the burden
of lugging around laptop. Just insert MandrakeMove into a CD-ROM drive,
boot from the disc, and a few seconds later enjoy a complete and
full-featured Mandrake Linux operating system.

MandrakeMove is also an ideal way to help expand Linux adoption as it
doesn't require installation and may be used without advanced knowledge
of computing.

"MandrakeMove is an impressive new product that marks an important step
in the way computers are used. This is truly a "non-geek" product that
will people experience Linux for the first time, although I'm certain
computer enthusiasts will love it as well! MandrakeMove fits perfectly
within our approach of bringing Linux technology to the largest number
of people", said François Bancilhon, CEO of MandrakeSoft.

MandrakeMove is sure to become one of this season's "hot techno-gift"
with prices
starting at $19.90.

Details about MandrakeMove are available at:

MandrakeMove may be purchased worldwide through MandrakeStore:

For quantity orders, please use MandrakePartner:

Press contact:
Gaël Duval

About MandrakeSoft

MandrakeSoft is the publisher of the popular Mandrake Linux 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,
the company's online store. Number 1 in several countries, MandrakeSoft
has been awarded many times for quality and the technical innovation of
its products. "Born on the Internet" in late 1998, MandrakeSoft has
established headquarters in the U.S.A. and in France. MandrakeSoft is
traded on Paris Euronext Marche Libre (Euroclear code: 4477.PA; Reuters
code: MAKE.PA) and the US OTC market (stock symbol MDKFF).

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