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Mandrakelinux Community Newsletter Issue # 96

Oct 06, 2004, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Ian MacGregor for this link. ]


Mandrakelinux Community Newsletter

Issue # 96 September 30, 2004


Welcome to the Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- dedicated to keeping you up-to-date with the latest Mandrake-related news & info. Inside this Issue:

  • Top Story -- Mandrakelinux 10.1 Community is available!
  • What's cooking at Mandrakesoft? -- Many exciting new projects are in the works!
  • Mandrakesoft News -- Mandrakesoft Pledges Support for Linux Standard Base 2.0
  • Mandrakesoft in the Press -- Mandrakesoft Participates in Highly Secure Open Operating System Solution
  • Market News -- Base Tundra Blade Configuration; Low cost entry blade system
  • Mandrakelinux Education & Training -- New Mandrakesoft E-Training Platform
  • Financial News -- Mandrakesoft structural clean up continues
  • Jobs at Mandrakesoft -- Kernel Hacker
  • Quick Reminder ! -- Mandrakelinux 10.0 and 10.1 Products & Goodies
  • Software Updates -- Keeping your Mandrakelinux system up-to-date

Top Story


Mandrakelinux 10.1 Community is available!

Mandrakesoft's newest and most advanced version of the Mandrakelinux operating system has just been released: Mandrakelinux 10.1 Community. The enhanced usability, hardware support and performance make this release a milestone on the way to widespread Linux adoption. Mandrakelinux 10.1 Community is designed for those who want the best and latest software and want it as soon as possible. The release of Community is soon to be followed by the release of a rock-solid Mandrakelinux 10.1 Official, on which Mandrakesoft's range of products for home users will be based. More information about this exciting new release can be found here.
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/10.1/features/

Hurry and order your 10.1 Community DVD on Mandrakestore. http://www.mandrakestore.com

Or, become a Mandrakeclub Member and download the full version right now! Don't delay, subscribe to the Club and enjoy the benefits! http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/club/

What's cooking at Mandrakesoft?


Many exciting new projects are in the works!

The Mandrakesoft Development Team is working hard to release new products, some of which which will take advantage of new technology, to make your computing experience more enjoyable. The following projects are in the works!

  • MandrakemoveII will see its name changed to Mandrakesoft Move
  • Mandrakelinux 10.1 RC1 for x86-64 EMT64
  • Support for Linux Standard Base 2.0 for future products based on LSB 2.0
  • And more!

Mandrakesoft News


Mandrakesoft Pledges Support for Linux Standard Base 2.0

Mandrakesoft has announced a pledge of support for the newly announced Linux Standards Base (LSB) 2.0. By supporting the LSB, Mandrakesoft announces the intent to certify to the standard, thereby delivering interoperability between its value-added version of Linux and application software written to the standard. Most importantly, it ensures Linux will not fragment and will continue to be the fastest growing operating system in the industry. Learn more about this pledge of support.
http://www.mandrakesoft.com/company/press/pr?n=/pr/corporate/2507

Mandrakesoft in the Press


Mandrakesoft Participates in Highly Secure Open Operating System Solution

An industrial consortium consisting of Bertin Technologies, Surlog, Jaluna, Mandrakesoft, and Oppida, all major European players in security, operating systems, and certification technologies, has been awarded a 7 million euro ($8.5 million USD), 3 year contract by the French Ministry of Defense. Under the contract, the consortium will develop a Linux based multi-level security operating system solution meeting Evaluation Assurance Level 5 of the Common Criteria (CC-EAL5). CC-EAL5 guarantees an outstanding security level for an operating system, and satisfies major security requirements in both commercial as well as defense and government applications. Read about this fascinating development! http://www.mandrakesoft.com/company/press/pr?n=/pr/corporate/2509

Mandrakesoft updates Linux and prepares for acquisitions "MandrakeSoft SA has updated its version of the Linux operating system and has announced plans to raise $7.3m via a capital share increase and move to the Euronext Nouveau Marche in order to fund and facilitate new acquisitions." Read this article for more information. http://www.cbronline.com/article_news.asp?guid=21C55C94-F9C5-4Da2-89B1-EC76B9929D5B

Contest: Installing an OS, Mandrakelinux 10 Vs Windows XP What happens when you ask average computer users, new to Linux, to install Windows XP and Mandrakelinux 10 on the same machine with the same hardware? "I'd say the match is a draw, or perhaps a close win for Mandrakelinux", answers Richard Rasker. Despite some room left for improvement in explaining options to users, Mandrakelinux appears as capable - if not more - as XP to making customers' life easy on unavoidable chores such as installation, hardware configuration or networking. Read the review.
http://linuxtoday.com/infrastructure/2004090702426RVMDMS

Market News


Base Tundra Blade Configuration; Low cost entry-level blade system

An innovative new concept in data storage and back-up, Intel's Blade Servers revolutionize server technology for running the Corporate Server or for clustering. Blade servers are designed to utilize less space and require less energy than conventional servers. Their design allows for maximum scalability, flexibility and serviceability. Blade servers can give your company the edge it needs to stay ahead of the competition. See this product at Mandrakestore now! http://www.mandrakestore.com

Mandrakelinux Education & Training


New Mandrakesoft E-Training Platform

Whether you're a newbie or a wizard, you're bound to find something of interest in our new E-Training platform! Brought to you by Mandrakesoft and Integrale Vision, this new offer lets you build up your Linux skills regardless of your current level. Right now 6 lessons are already online and more training modules are expected soon. Follow this link to learn more. http://www.mandrakesoft.com/etraining

Documentation update: Mandrakelinux 10.0 documentation All Mandrakelinux 10.0 documentation is now available online, in different languages, in HTML and PDF formats. The documentation is available here. http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/fdoc.php3

Financial News


Mandrakesoft structural clean up continues

Open Source Wall Street, a professional newsletter analyzing Open Source markets, comments on the recent financial news related to Mandrakesoft. The article states: "We believe that Mandrakesoft continues to sign significant new deals, sometimes aided by not being a US Corporation and often at the expense of MSFT (Microsoft)". Read all about it in this .pdf file. http://www.opensourcewallstreet.com/phpBB2/pubs/OSWS_9-20-2004.pdf

Jobs at Mandrakesoft


Kernel Hacker

OK all you hackers, it's time to put your knowledge to good use. Mandrakesoft has a career opportunity position available for Kernel Hacker. The position requirements are as follows:

  • Good knowledge of all the parts of the Linux kernel
  • Excellent hardware knowledge essential
  • Perl knowledge appreciated
  • Fluent English
  • Full time position located in Paris

For consideration, please send your resume to: rh-tech at mandrakesoft dot com

Quick Reminder !


Mandrakelinux 10.0 and 10.1 Products & Goodies

Don't forget, you'll find all new Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official products at Mandrakestore. Choose from the new range of packs and offers, from the Discovery desktop product to the PowerPack+ which includes a full client/server groupware solution, and several bundles with new extra Mandrakesoft goodies! Mandrakelinux 10.1 Community DVD's are available now! Order your packs and bundles at Mandrakestore today! http://www.mandrakestore.com

Software Updates


Keeping your Mandrakelinux system up-to-date

Mandrakesoft provides timely security advisories to users of Mandrakelinux and related products to ensure users a safe computing experience, regardless of whether the chosen product is used as a desktop system or server.

Recent topics include:

  • Security Advisories
    • OpenOffice.org
    • NetPBM
    • ImageMagick
    • webmin
    • mpg123
    • Gtk+
    • XFree86
    • and others - please update!
  • End of Life Product Support
    • Mandrakelinux 9.1 - upgrade to a newer version today!
  • CVE Compatibility
  • Advisory RSS Feed
  • Mailing Lists
  • Kernel Update Procedures

Learn more about keeping Mandrakelinux up-to-date. http://www.mandrakesoft.com/security/

Reminder: If you are interested in securing your webserver with certificates, don't forget to download your free copy of the new Thawte step-by-step guide 'SSL Guide'.
http://www.mandrakesoft.com/advertising/thawte

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