Linux distributor MandrakeSoft has unveiled the latest version of its operating system with new features aimed at business.
Mandrake 9.1, code-named Bamboo, features support for AMD's 64-bit Opteron processor as well as the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface technology which is used to put idle computers into hibernation mode to save battery power.
The latest version can also be installed alongside Windows 2000 and XP but, although it can read data from the NTFS file system, it can't yet write to it.
Alongside Apache web server version 2 and the latest desktops from KDE and Gnome, Mandrake 9.1 also includes wireless support and smoother anti-aliased fonts.
Jacques Le Marois, president of MandrakeSoft, said in a statement: "It is important to note that most of these features have been requested directly by our users, especially in the enterprise area.
"This new release truly has the potential to greatly extend Linux adoption throughout the world."
Mandrake 9.1 will cost $39.90 for the standard version, rising to $199.90 for the fully-fledged business version.
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