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Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #79May 13, 2003, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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*********************************************************************** Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter Issue #79 Thursday, 8 May 2003 *********************************************************************** Welcome to the Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- dedicated to keeping you up-to-date with the latest Mandrake-related news & info. In this issue: * Top Story -- 9.1 packs now shipping * Product News -- Corporate Server 2.1 for AMD Opteron released * Are you a Mandrake solutions provider? Become a MandrakePartner * MandrakeClub -- Benefits include two new offerings * BizCase of the Week -- Graphic designer and web developer * Quick Tips -- Using Mozilla 1.3's "Junk" email filter; Bitstream's 'Vera' fonts * Software Updates -- openldap, drakxtools, devfsd, more * Headlines from MandrakeClub.com Top Story ---------------------------------------- 9.1 packs now shipping. The Mandrake Linux 9.1 retail packs have reached MandrakeStore and are now shipping. Order now and choose from the Mandrake Linux 9.1 Standard Edition, the Mandrake Linux 9.1 PowerPack, or the Mandrake Linux 9.1 ProSuite. All packs include installation support, printed documentation, and commercial applications. Plus, MandrakeStore now offers a new tracking system which allows customers to monitor orders each step of the way. Mandrake Linux 9.1 Packs, description and comparisons. Product News ---------------------------------------- Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1 for AMD Opteron released. On April 22nd, MandrakeSoft announced the availability of the Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1 for the newly released AMD Opteron processor. Mandrake Linux Corporate Server is one of the first business-class operating systems available for the new AMD64 architecture. Now you can enjoy the premier Linux distribution for servers and workstations on this powerful new computing platform. Please see the official announcement for details. The Mandrake Corporate Server 2.1 for the AMD Opteron processor is now available for purchase at MandrakeStore.com. Become a MandrakePartner ---------------------------------------- Does your company provide Mandrake Linux software or solutions? MandrakeSoft introduces the 'Authorized Solution Provider' program in an effort to combine the power and brand of one of the world's leading Linux distributions with regional IT companies providing Linux solutions to clients on a local level. This special program offers boxed products, OEM products, support options, documentation, and professional services including training at reseller discounts. Stop by the MandrakePartner website for all the details. MandrakeClub ---------------------------------------- MandrakeClub expands its comprehensive list of benefits with two new offerings: - Full access to MandrakeSoft's e-learning platform which provides comprehensive courses about Linux and Open Source software, plus quizzes to validate your knowledge - Early access to Mandrake Linux manuals and technical documentation through a unique online system that collects users' & developers' comments & suggestions to ensure the best possible level of expertise Not yet a MandrakeClub member? To learn more, please visit: http://mandrakelinux.com/en/club/ Business Case of the Week ---------------------------------------- Multimedia: Graphic designer and web developer. Phil Ironside began using Mandrake Linux as a file server and email/surfing station. He soon discovered many Linux programs that were much more useful than anything he had previously seen in other platforms. Phil explains: "I was a complete novice and now run my small network with ease and enjoy my computing experience much more. It has also increased my productivity and I am able to provide a better service to my clients because I understand the net and computers more." For more examples of Mandrake in the workplace, see MandrakeBizcases.com. Quick Tips ---------------------------------------- NewsForge.com -- Using Mozilla 1.3's "Junk" email filter. 'Roblimo' Miller posts a quick tutorial that describes how to use Mozilla's built-in email filter: "I now have a working spam filter that gets rid of at least 95% of all the junk people send me, but hasn't slapped any email I want to see into the 'Junk' folder for several days." Bitstream's 'Vera' fonts now available for download. Bitstream and GNOME have teamed up to make the high quality 'Vera' font family freely available to Linux users. These TrueType fonts make a nice addition to the anti-aliased fonts already included in Mandrake 9.1. Screenshot, Download. Software Updates ---------------------------------------- 9.1 software updates have been released for: * openldap -- fixes multiple bugs * drakxtools -- fixes more bugs * devfsd -- fixes multiple bugs * kdebase-servicemenu -- fixes inability to convert PS files * snort -- fixes remote vulnerability * ethereal -- fixes remote vulnerability View the complete list at MandrakeSecure.net. Headlines from MandrakeClub.com ---------------------------------------- Window Managers In Mandrake Linux. 'Deno' provides a quick overview of the many window managers available in Mandrake 9.1. "The first discovery was the variety: far from just one ui paradigm, there are ui's for Linux that look and act like MacOS, Amiga, and Next, and there are others that incorporate the best features of different paradigms as well as some that seem to me to be truly original and unique. In many of them one can see the personality and art of the individual programmer, and I find that extremely refreshing after two decades of monolithic monopoly." Spring cleaning at MandrakeClub. Denis has been hard at work improving and updating the Mandrake website: * The main index page offers much more space to actual content than before * New forums index page loads somewhat faster and offers better readability * The new "lost password" function is far easier to use than the old one * Articles and docs use exactly the same comments function now. Comments in polls will soon be moved to this new function as well * Search has been modularized Read these and other stories at MandrakeClub.
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