Mandriva Kiosk: A System That Suits You
Posted on: 05/18/2006 07:33 PM

A press release from Mandriva:

Mandriva launches Mandriva Kiosk, a Web-based one-click software installation service. This new online service provides access to the latest versions of the most popular applications through a simple installation process, so that anyone and everyone can benefit from a personally tailored system.

Mandriva Linux, always more flexible and easy to use

Mandriva Kiosk is a revolution in the services Mandriva offers its users and Linux users in general, since Mandriva is the only company offering such a service so far. Users can now explore, select and install new software for their system from a simple web page in next to no time. Furthermore they can rely on recommendations from the Mandriva team, its partners and other users to help them make their choice among the applications. The software is available in bundles, comprehensive packs of applications especially conceived to be installed together in a single click. Thanks to Mandriva Kiosk no technical ability is needed in order to have an ultramodern tailor-made system, fitted to your specific needs.

The installation of the bundles - even the most complex ones, such as KDE, GNOME or OpenOffice.org - becomes child's play. The perfect companion to Mandriva One, Mandriva Kiosk is part of the extensive range of online services offered by Mandriva which meet all the needs in simplicity, security, updates, training and support of every Mandriva Linux user, from the novice to the expert.

An extensive and constantly renewed range

Mandriva Kiosk already include several bundles, among which are KDE 3.5, GNOME 2.12, Firefox-Thunderbird 1.5 and OpenOffice.org 2.0.2, the latest improved version of the office suite.Mandriva attaches great importance to the growth of this range in order to offer its users a large choice of up-to-date software and applications, tested by Mandriva's team and meeting all their needs in office applications, Internet access and multimedia / entertainment.

Available to Mandriva Club members, Standard level or above, or to non-Club members with a yearly subscription, Mandriva Kiosk will also include proprietary software only Mandriva can supply, from the Flash (TM) plugin to proprietary drivers. Expanding your Mandriva Linux distribution has never been easier: just pick and click!

About Mandriva Linux 2006

Mandriva Linux 2006 is the result of the convergence of three leading Linux technologies. Widely recognized as one of the easiest to use operating systems, it blends desktop and server features from Conectiva and Lycoris, two Linux publishers acquired by Mandriva. Mandriva 2006 offers the ultimate in Linux for a wide array of computing requirements such as office, multimedia, Internet and servers. It is the only Linux system to be officially compliant with Intel® Centrino® mobile technology and to offer complete integration of the Skype free voice calling over Internet software. Other key
features include the interactive firewall and auto-install server functionality. Mandriva Linux is available in three editions: Discovery/Lx (for the Linux beginner), PowerPack (for the advanced computer user), PowerPack+ (for SOHO users) and now Mandriva One (free version, ideal to discover MandrivaLinux).

About Mandriva

Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of the popular Mandriva Linux operating system, one of the most full-featured and easy to use Linux systems. The company offers its enterprise, government educational customers a complete range of GNU/Linux and Open Source software and related services. Mandriva products are available in more than 120 countries through dedicated channels and also from Mandrivastore.com, the company's online store. "Born on the Internet" in late 1998, has offices in the United States, France and Brazil. Mandriva is traded on Paris Euronext Marché Libre (ISIN Code: FR0004159382/MLMAN; Reuters code: MAKE.PA) and the US OTC market (stock symbol MDKFF). http://www.mandriva.com



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