Macmillan USA, the Place for Linux, Recently Announced the Shipping of Linux. for Windows. 6.5

This software product offers first-time Linux users the ability to evaluate the stability and freedom of the Linux environment, without reconfiguring their current set-up. Linux for Windows also includes a full copy of the award-winning Linux-Mandrake™ 6.1 operating system (Red Hat® Linux with enhancements).

"Linux for Windows is an opportunity for Windows users to experience and familiarize themselves with Linux quickly and easily -- without changing their Windows set-up -- at an affordable price," said Lynn Zingraf, vice president, Macmillan. "Macmillan is providing great value by including the complete version of Linux-Mandrake 6.1 for new users who want to take full advantage of Linux after evaluation. This product is an ideal way to foster new Linux users, building on Macmillan's commitment to expanding the Linux community."

Linux for Windows includes a streamlined installation, documentation and support. Users can install and run Linux for Windows on their computer in three easy steps. After setting the amount of hard drive space available to Linux for Windows, users simply install and click a short cut icon to launch the product (it requires no disk partitioning, which divides a user's hard drive for multiple operating systems). Macmillan USA's Getting Started Guide and Installation Manual, written by Linux experts, is included. Free installation technical support is available via email and fax.

RETAIL PRICING, AVAILABILITY AND SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Linux for Windows 6.5 is available now for $19.95 at an MSRP of US $19.95. System Requirements for Linux for Windows 6.5: CPU Intel Pentium and compatible processor (Pentium/MMX/PRO/II/Celeron/III, AMD K6/K6-2, Cyrix 6x86/M-II), 16 MB RAM required, 64 MB recommended. 500 MB disk space minimum, 1 GB+ recommended. 3.5" floppy drive. A pre-existing installation of Windows 95/98 is also required.

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ABOUT MACMILLAN USA

Macmillan USA is a unit of Pearson Technology Group, the world's largest provider of consumer and professional computer, information technology, engineering and reference content. As one of the industry's leading innovators in both print and digital formats, Macmillan's imprints include Que, Sams, Hayden Books, Lycos Press, BradyGAMES Strategy Guides, eQue, Macmillan Software, and Macmillan Lifestyle, publisher of the best-selling Complete Idiot's Guide line of reference books. Pearson Technology Group is an operating unit of Pearson Education, the world's leading education publisher.

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