Linux Made Easy for Businesses with Mandrakelinux and Connect Computing

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Connect Computing offers New Mandrakelinux Dedicate Server Software for Small and Medium Businesses migrating to Linux.

Connect Computing Inc. is announcing a partnership with Mandrakesoft to offer Linux server software for small businesses. Two new distributions offered are Mandrakelinux Dedicated File Server, a Samba file server, and Mandrakelinux Dedicated Email Gateway, a Postfix email gateway that comes with SpamAssassin and virus protection software available.

Each is available now and cost under $1,000 which includes a two year support/upgrade package.

"We recognize that small and mid-sized business customers want practical solutions at a good price. So we've introduced a new line of Linux servers, called the Mandrakelinux Dedicated Server Series, to address this need. These server offerings are designed to be easy to migrate from Windows, and represent the practical, affordable choice for small and mid-sized IT", stated the US Operations Manager for Mandrakesoft USA.

The idea is that all the tools needed to get a system up and running quickly are included on the distribution. Currently, with other server software, you have to install the server, then the email software, then the anti-virus software. The Mandrakelinux Dedicated Email Gateway gives you all of this functionality with the initial install which keeps the price down and means a faster return on investment.

The Mandrakelinux Dedicated File Server includes Samba 3 which is compatible with all Microsoft Windows networks and the CUPS printing system to manage printers.

"Connect Computing Inc has been working with Mandrakesoft for quite a while and I'm excited about this offering. We believe that Linux definitely allows small businesses to use technology without having to buy expensive and proprietary software. Mandrakesoft has been putting together good distributions, manuals, and support packages for sometime but these two new offerings are really geared for the small and medium businesses.", stated Roy Hoobler, president of Connect Computing.

Connect Computing Inc is an IT Consulting firm which also offers distributions of Free and Open Software aimed at the small and medium size business markets. They support XRMS CRM, SQL-Ledger, and osCommerce as well as provide some custom development for their clients.

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