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Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #12

Sep 04, 2001, 13:03 (10 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Phil Lavigna for this link. ]


*********************************************************************** Issue #12 Monday, 3 September 2001 Welcome to the Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- dedicated to keeping you up-to-date with the latest Mandrake-related news & info. *********************************************************************** This Week's Summary: New Mandrake T-shirts; Mandrake PPC in the news; Mandrake 8.1 Beta2 available for download & testing; Business Case of the Week; This Week's Online Poll; Security-related software updates; Top Headlines from MandrakeForum; new PPC pages in the L-M Demo & Tutorial Center. Product News ---------------------------------------- New Mandrake T-shirts available. Red & White long sleeve "Mandrake SuperTux" T-shirts are now available at Mandrakestore (currently for people living in Europe only). These shirts are 100% cotton with a 3-color logo of "SuperTux" on the front, and the words "Building a friendly Linux world, www.linux-mandrake.com" on the back. Mandrake in the News ---------------------------------------- Many stories about Mandrake Linux 8.0 PPC appeared on various web sites: MacWorld -- Mandrake Linux 8.0 comes to Macs. "This implementation of Mandrake Linux also features extensive open source tools and updates, according to the developers. Improvements including better modem detection; CD ROM boot for almost all machines; post-installation X configuration via XFdrake; with support added for PowerBook G4s, new iBooks and "Pismo"-era PowerBook G3s; and much more. MandrakeSoft noted that Mandrake Linux PPC is G3-optimized for increased performance, also." MacSlash -- Mandrake 8.0 PPC Released. "Mikenet writes 'Finally, Mandrake 8 for PPC release is out!!! According to their site, it is G3/G4 optimized. Wahoo!!! Get your copy here.'" iBookLinux.net -- Linux-Mandrake for PowerPC appears on mirrors!! "It looks like the long awaited Mandrake on the PowerPC is now available. The beta release has already appeared on various cooker mirrors. Including this one in France. You can find more mirrors on the Linux-Mandrake site." What's Cooking at MandrakeSoft? ---------------------------------------- Mandrake Linux 8.1 Beta 2 "Raklet" is available for download & testing. Changes and improvements since Beta1: * DiskDrake (the graphical disk partitioner) now supports Samba and NFS mount points * New Mandrake Server Wizards: professional configuration wizards for quick & easy server setup * Prelude 0.4.2 (Intrusion detection system): see http://prelude.sourceforge.net/ for more info * Gnomemeeting 0.10 (Video conferencing software H323 compatible) * Libsafe (Stack Overflow protection), for increased security * Bug fixes for KDE 2.2, i810, and the Mandrake Software Manager (rpmdrake) Mandrake Linux 8.1 New and Killer Features: * Draknet (network configuration tool); test and enjoy this thoroughly reworked version * Updated URPMI (package installer) and Software Manager * The reworked Mandrake Control Center provides a convenient embedded root console as well as new tools such as Logdrake (a graphical frontend to the system log files) and Drakinst (for easy setup of an auto-install disk) * Updated HardDrake (hardware configurator) * New version of PrinterDrake to get the most out of your printer Please see the Mandrake website for the complete announcement. To get involved as a beta tester, please download the files, then install & test on your machine and report any bugs. Also, please subscribe to the Cooker mailing list by sending an email to sympa@linux-mandrake.com with the words "SUB cooker" (no quotes) in the subject of your message to report and discuss any problems. Business Case of the Week ---------------------------------------- Air Force public uses Internet computers with Mandrake SNF. A system administrator at the Rhein Main U.S. Air Force Base in Frankfurt Germany offers Internet access to the public with MandrakeSoft's Single Network Firewall: "The install of the OS was a snap. I could not believe that getting Squid with Squidguard working would be such a no brainer... Mandrake has played a helping hand in improving quality of life for American Airman in Germany at Rhein Main AB." Read many more examples of Mandrake Linux in the workplace at: http://www.MandrakeBizCases.com/ If you use MandrakeSoft products in your business, please share your story by submitting your own personal "Bizcase". This Week's Online Poll ---------------------------------------- What do you think about the Mandrake "Yellow Star" logo? 1) looks ridiculous 2) looks professional 3) looks friendly 4) looks childish 5) is better than SuSE's logo ;-) Cast your vote in the Voting Booth and check the results. Software Updates ---------------------------------------- Security-related software updates have been released for: * rpmdrake for 8.0 PPC only * fetchmail for 7.1, 7.2, 8.0, and Corporate Server 1.0.1 * xli for 7.1, 7.2, 8.0, and Corporate Server 1.0.1 * WindowMaker for 7.1, 7.2, 8.0, and Corporate Server 1.0.1 * sendmail for 7.2 and 8.0 * xinetd for 7.2, 8.0, and Single Network Firewall 7.2 Top Stories of the Week from MandrakeForum ---------------------------------------- What do YOU think about Mandrake's logo? Gael Duval (co-founder of MandrakeSoft) writes: "There have been discussions here about the Mandrake yellow star. In particular it seems that American people find the yellow color ridiculous..." Hidden Treasure Development--Xtart. "Xtart" is a new package from Civileme for people who like to boot into console mode and then start a WM, and moreover who don't want to set a default WM by any of the methods available. Recovering MF II: It's official, we are f*cked. Unfortunately, recovery on the dead MandrakeForum hard drive wasn't successful so many stories from the past few weeks have been lost. Read these and other stories at: http://www.mandrakeforum.com/ Latest headlines from the Linux-Mandrake Demo & Tutorial Center ---------------------------------------- Two new PPC chapters have been released: Take a walkthrough of the Mandrake 8.0 PPC graphical installer; then check out some advanced features of Mandrake PPC which include Netatalk (file & print sharing for Macintosh systems), Mac on Linux (for running MacOS 8 & 9), Samba, and much more: ----------------------------------------