Shuttle, MandrakeSoft Announce XPC, Linux Bundle Partnership

Shuttle Inc, the supplier of mainboards and small form factor (SFF) barebone computers, announced that MandrakeSoft’s Linux distribution will be bundled with Shuttles Network Appliance (NA) XPC product line. The commencement of shipping marks the fina lization of this long anticipated deal.The rest of the press release:

“Users are demanding a new computing paradigm,” said David Yu, chairma n, Shuttle. “Bundling Mandrake Linux with our Network Appliance XPC’s delivers reliability and power — the ex act formula today’s savvy users demand.”

“Shuttle’s barebone Network Appliance XPC product line is the perfect platform for delivering and using Linux,” said Regis Wira, technology officer, MandrakeSoft, Inc. “Putting these two best-of-class products together is a natural evolution of the desktop computing. This synergy offers a stunning new level of performance and value.”

Shuttle’s barebone Network Appliance product line includes the SB52G2, SB62G2 and SB75G2 XPC’s, and are highly suitable for use as corporate workstations and entry-level servers. Both of the former models have been tested and certified compatible by MandrakeSoft with the most recent version of their benchmark Linux distribution.

Shuttle also has announced Shuttle’s latest NetworkAppliance X PC, the SB75G2 — the world’s first Intel® 875-based SFF computer — will ship in volume shortly and will feature a soon-to-be released version of MadrakeSoft’s benchmark Linux bundled.

Shuttle is dedicated to driving in novation in order to present its customers with products that offer unmatched performance and value. This comm itment is exemplified by the inclusion of Mandrake Linux in NA XPC retail packaging, as well as the dozens of product quality and performance awards that Shutte’s barebone SFF computer and mainboard product
lines have earned.

On other Linux news today, Knoppix 3.3 and Slackware Live CD were released while Distrowatch reviews Bonzai Linux.


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