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Version 8.1 available from Mandrake

Version 8.1 available from Mandrake

The new Linux distribution on MandrakeSoft has been completed and is now available for download free of charge. The retail version will also be available in stores from the end of October. There will be a PowerPack and a Pro Suite Edition of the new version.

The PowerPack is aimed more at private customers and comes with seven CDs and three manuals. The ProSuite Edition, on the other hand, is aimed more at companies and comes with special security functions on nine CDs and one DVD. A new service, which is supposed to provide further updates automatically, has been added and version 8.1 of Mandrake waits with the KDE 2.21, Gnome 1.4.1, Kernel 2.4.8, Mozille 0.9.4, Samba 2.2.1a and as file systems XFS, Ext3, ReiserFS and JFS. You can find the free download on the Mandrake server . The PowerPack will cost around 135 Marks and the ProSuite Edition 330 Marks.