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Mandrakelinux Community Newsletter Issue # 97

Oct 27, 2004, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ian MacGregor)

[ Thanks to Ian MacGregor for this link. ]

Welcome to the Mandrakelinux Community Newsletter--dedicated to keeping you up-to-date with the latest Mandrake-related news & info.

Inside this Issue:

  • Top Story--Mandrakesoft has won two big awards!
  • What's cooking at Mandrakesoft?--Mandrakelinux 10.1 for x86-64 Beta2
  • Mandrakesoft in the Press--Review of Mandrakelinux 10.1 Community
  • Mandrakesoft News--Mandrakesoft Launches OSS Solution for African Internet
  • Market News--Mandrakelinux PC's meet with success in Planète Saturn stores
  • Mandrakelinux Education & Training--New Mandrakesoft E-Training Platform
  • Quick Reminder!--Mandrakelinux 10.0 and 10.1 Products & Goodies
  • Software Updates--Keeping your Mandrakelinux system up-to-date

Top Story

Mandrakesoft has won two big awards!

The 2004 Open for Business Awards has awarded Mandrakesoft the Best GNU/Linux Value-Added Service honor each year "...because it remains a unique offering among the increasingly service oriented distribution companies." The honor of Best Linux Distribution goes to Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official PowerPack+. It is the obvious pick "...because it has the capabilities to work well for the widest array of situations and features." Read more about these awards.
http://www.ofb.biz/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=330

What's cooking at Mandrakesoft?

Mandrakelinux 10.1 for x86-64 Beta2

The second beta release of Mandrakelinux 10.1 for x86-64 has arrived! "Mandrakelinux 10.1 Official for AMD64 combines the strengths of the 10.1 Official distribution with the latest technology of AMD Athlon(TM)64 and AMD Opteron(TM) processors. AMD64 technology provides more efficient memory access and doubles the number and the size of processor registers." ISO images are available for download and tests. More information about this beta release can be found here.
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/101beta-x86-64.php3

New Multi-Network Firewall Beta

Mandrakesoft's integrated network security solution, Multi-Network Firewall (MNF) is one of the most feature-rich firewall products currently available on the market. Through a secure Web interface which utilizes finely-tuned wizards, network administrators can easily build a network, define access rules, filter and monitor Internet content, and perform administration tasks. The first beta of the new MNF is now available on a number of FTP mirrors just waiting for you to download and test! See the New Multi-Network Firewall Beta information page, here.
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/mnf2-beta.php3

Mandrakesoft releases Move - Linux has never been more ready for the desktop

"Have you always wanted to try Linux but were afraid you weren't up to the task? Here's Move, the easiest and safest way to test drive Linux. Built on the Live-CD technology, Move enables you to run a full operating system from just one CD, anywhere, without the need for installation. With the release of Mandrakesoft's new Move, Linux becomes a viable option for millions of first-time Linux users." Move is now publicly available for download! Read more about the new Move and download today!
http://www.mandrakesoft.com/company/press/pr?n=/pr/products/2512

Club members, Silver and above, can download the full commercial product complete with USB key capabilities, commercial plugins and more! Not a member yet? Don't delay, subscribe to Mandrakeclub and enjoy the many benefits!
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/club/

Move boxed sets are also available on Mandrakestore! Hurry to Mandrakestore and order yours today!
http://www.mandrakestore.com

Mandrakesoft in the Press

Review of Mandrakelinux 10.1 Community

"Mandrakelinux 10.1 Community is a preview of Mandrakelinux 10.1 and is an early version of the upcoming 10.1 Official release. The whole look and feel of Mandrakelinux 10.1 screams out that they're ready to show the world just what they can do and that there's a reason they're the number one distribution. If 10.1 is a preview of things to come in 10.1 Official, we've got a lot to look forward to!" Read more about the Mandrakelinux 10.1 Community distribution. http://www.linuxforums.org/news/article-25822.html

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 many benefits!
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/club/

Mandrakesoft News

Mandrakesoft Launches OSS Solution for African Internet

"In 2003, at the World Summit on the Information Society, representatives of the international community made the bridging of the North/South "information gap" their primary goal. The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the ADEN cooperation program, and Mandrakesoft, European leader in Linux systems, intend to put Open Source software at the forefront of this goal." Read more about what is being done to meet this goal.
http://www.mandrakesoft.com/company/press/pr?n=/pr/partnerships/2514

Market News

Mandrakelinux PC's meet with success in Planète Saturn stores

"The time when Linux was considered an Operating System confined to technical types and server rooms is over. The efforts of free software actors, among them, Mandrakesoft, has payed off. The commercial success of Mandrakelinux PC's sold in Planète Saturn stores stands as proof that Linux is both powerful and accessible." More information about the efforts of Planète Saturn stores can be found here.
http://www.mandrakesoft.com/company/press/pr?n=/pr/products/2515

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. Many 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, and in HTML and PDF formats. The documentation is available here. http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/fdoc.php3

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 Mandrakesoft goodies! Mandrakelinux 10.1 Community DVD's are available now! Order your packs, bundles and other goodies 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/

Mandrakeonline: The answer to easy updates, Mandrakeonline provides automated software updates including security patches, bug fixes and errata notices. Mandrakeonline can inform you when updates are available and the updates can even be scheduled for a convenient time. Learn more about how to keep your system up-to-date with Mandrakeonline.
http://www.mandrakesoft.com/mandrakeonline

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