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Mandrake 8.1 Beta 2 Released

Aug 29, 2001, 18:02 (33 Talkback[s])
Subject: Mandrake Linux 8.1 Beta 2 available
Date:    Wed, 29 Aug 2001 10:04:09 -0700
From:    MandrakeSoft <kadjo@mandrakesoft.com>

DiskDrake reworked, new Mandrake Wizards, Prelude 0.4.2... There are a lot of new features and bug fixes to test in Mandrake 8.1 Beta 2.

New software include:

  • Reworked DiskDrake (disk partitioner) that now allows the configuration of network filesystems (Samba or NFS) mount points.
  • New Mandrake Server Wizards: Professional configuration wizards to allow fast and enhanced enterprise server setup.
  • Prelude 0.4.2 (Intrusion detection system), see http://prelude.sourceforge.net/ for more information
  • Gnomemeeting 0.10 (Video conferencing software H323 compatible)
  • Libsafe( Stack Overflow protection), for increased security.

Bug fixes involve:

  • KDE 2.2
  • i810
  • KDE
  • Mandrake Software Manager (rpmdrake)

For detailed information on Mandrake Linux 8.1 Beta 2, please visit http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/81beta2.php3

To download Mandrake Linux 8.1 Beta 2, please Visit http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ftp.php3#81beta

The site lists the following package highlights:

  • fresh KDE 2.2, with the office suite Koffice 1.1 (major release since really usable).
  • GNOME 1.4.1, with Evolution 1.0 Beta 2, Nautilus 1.04
Server tools
  • Mandrake Server Wizards to easily set-up main server functions
  • New Prelude Intrusion Detection System 0.4.2 (see http://prelude.sourceforge.net/ for more information)
  • Nameserver bind 9.2
  • Apache 1.3.20
  • Proxy squid 2.4
  • Instant messaging gabber/jabber
  • Journalized file system jfs/ext3/reiserfs
  • News server Inn 2.4.2
  • Postgresql 7.1.2

Misc

  • Mozilla 0.93
  • Xmms 1.2.5
  • Gimp 1.2.2
  • Gphoto2
  • Grip 2.96
  • Koffice 1.1
  • Galeon 0.12
  • Gnomemeeting 0.10
  • gcc 2.96/3.0