HP launches a 4 in 1 computer solution with Mandrakelinux

(Auszug aus der Pressemitteilung)

Moreno Valley, CA ; Paris, France ; July 12th, 2004 – HP has

introduced the „441“ solution, consisting of four
keyboard-mouse-screens running on one computer. This economical and
innovative concept ships with Mandrakelinux and is specifically
targetted for the education market.

Built to meet school needs, the HP 441 desktop solution has a
pre-installed Mandrakelinux operating system, productivity
applications, educational software, and a custom graphical user
interface. Mandrakelinux was choosen for its increased reliability and
enhanced security to minimise the maintenance of the computer in the

The 441 can be used by 4 students at the same time, thus saving 50% of
acquisition costs and 65% of maintenance costs. Each user can browse
the Internet, send email, use educational software and run
productivity and other applications.

The HP 441 computer, which comes pre-loaded with Linux and ready to
run, was first introduced in South-African schools, and will be
introduced later in several other developing countries.

„This 441 HP concept with Mandrakelinux is a proof that the IT TCO can
be reduced by an important factor, for 0acquisition costs and
maintenance costs as well“, said François Bancilhon, CEO of Mandrakelinux.

Details about the HP 441 are available on: