Mandriva makes a complete Linux System accessible to all
Posted on: 10/09/2007 12:13 PM

A press release from Mandriva:

The new high profile Powerpack 2008 edition breaks all price barriers with unique applications and services

Exceptional new Powerpack pricing

Mandriva keeps on innovating with the release of Mandriva Linux 2008. Mandriva's policy of simplifying its new range of products encompasses a new range of prices. Mandriva introduces Mandriva Linux 2008 Powerpack to download at a new price of 49 euro ($59 USD), compared with the former price of 179 euro for the previous range of products. The Powerpack product integrates essential commercial applications and services providing a whole Linux solutions to individuals and home office users. Mandriva Powerpack also integrates an exclusive set of services such as a 3 months installation support and an unlimited access to 2 exclusive online courses for new or experienced users.

New Powerpack subscription plan

A new subscription mode in the commercial Powerpack product will provide users to install or upgrade their system and take advantage of all the new technologies integrated in the Powerpack product. Regarding this new pricing policy, the new subscription mode in the Powerpack is the replacement of the former downloading services of the Club. The 'community services' of Club platform will be now available to all. This new plan is designed for users who want to stay tuned with the latest Linux technologies. With the 2008 release, customers can subscribe to this plan to download 2 Powerpack releases. This plan is offered for only 59 euro per year ($69 USD).

Unique free-of-charge edition

This is the first time a major Linux editor is presenting all elements such as drivers and plug-ins pre-installed for free to make life easier to users. Thus, with the new 2008 release a complete and open Linux desktop including all the proprietary software and plugins comes for free. Mandriva One 2008 will be available for free downloading, along with the 16,000 packages.

Availability

Boxed set and slim-DVD packages will be available to go on sale this week in more than 140 countries. The box edition will be available on pre-order at 69 euro ($89 USD, suggested retail price) as the slim-DVD edition at 59 euro ($69 USD).

About Mandriva

Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of Mandriva Linux, an easy-to-use and innovative operating system. It is one of the most popular Linux editions in the world. Dedicated to making open source technologies accessible to all users, the company offers a full range of products and services to individuals, enterprises and government organizations. Mandriva products are available online in 80 languages and in more than 140 countries through dedicated channels. Headquartered in Paris, France, the company is publicly traded on the Euronext Marché Libre. More information at http://www.mandriva.com



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