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Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #28

Jan 30, 2002, 03:15 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Phil Lavigna for this link. ]

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              Issue #28    Tuesday, 29 January 2002

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

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This Week's Summary: Mandrake 8.2 Beta available; Correction to 
Newsletter #27; Last Chance for LinuxWorld Expo; MandrakeClub 
Announcement; Review of Mandrake Linux 8.0 PPC; Business Case of the 
Week; Software Updates; What's New at MandrakeUser.org?; Headlines from 
MandrakeForum


Top Story
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Mandrake Linux 8.2 Beta now available!
The first Beta of the upcoming Mandrake Linux 8.2 for x86 is now 
available for download & testing. The following links provide all the 
details:

The complete announcement at MandrakeForum;
View some early screenshots of the new beta at the Mandrake website;
Everyone is invited to participate as a beta tester. Learn how to test, 
what to test, where to download the files, and how to report bugs & 
problems.


Correction
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Last week's newsletter contained an incorrect phone number in the 
Professional Service announcement; the correct toll-free number for 
MandrakeSoft North American Professional Services is 1-877-635-2677 
(the 1-877-MDK-CORP portion of the announcement was OK).

We regret the error and any inconvenience it may have caused.

Contact MandrakeSoft North America:
Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm EST
1-877-MDK-CORP/1-877-635-2677


Upcoming Events
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Last chance for upcoming New York & Paris LinuxWorld Expos.
The Conference and Expo be held in New York City (Jacob Javits Center) 
and Paris (CNIT - Paris La Défense) between January 29th and February 
1st. MandrakeSoft will be participating in both events and we look 
forward to meeting you.

Free Exhibit passes to the N.Y. show are still available. Use priority 
code "LWGEN" when registering at the website to pick up your free pass 
at the gate.


MandrakeClub
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A decision has been made to add the Mandrake 8.2 "commercial" software 
to the MandrakeClub download section during the current beta-testing 
cycle. We'll let you know when the applications are available to 
download.

Not yet a Mandrake Club member? To learn more, please visit:
http://mandrakelinux.com/en/club/


Mandrake in the News
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ATPM.com -- Review: Mandrake Linux 8.0 PPC.
The online magazine "About This Particular Macintosh" has an 
informative review (with screenshots) of Mandrake 8.0 for the PowerPC:
"Thankfully there's another way to experience a Unix-based OS with a 
mostly intuitive GUI, and best of all it's free. With Mandrake, you can 
follow countless geeks and geek wannabes into the world of Linux."


Business Case of the Week
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Open Source on the business desktop: A Real-World Analysis.
A fascinating account of one company's successful transition to Open 
Source on the desktop featuring Mandrake Linux 8.0. Learn how & why 
TrustCommerce employees run Open Source software almost exclusively on 
their desktops.

For many more examples of Mandrake in the workplace, see MandrakeBizcases.com


Software Updates
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Security-related software updates have been released for:
jmcce -- fixes temporary file vulnerability

View the complete list.


What's New at MandrakeUser.org?
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Updated article on Managing Processes.
"Almost everything going on in Linux is a process. Have a look at what 
they are and how to manage them."

Updated article on Mounting.
This tutorial shows you how to handle file systems in Linux:

Read these and other stories at MandrakeUser.org


Headlines from MandrakeForum
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Running Detached Applications in X.
Antoine briefly shares his experience with VNC (Virtual Network 
Computing).

GNOME 2.0 / KDE 3.0 - What's In It For Users?
GNOME guru Havoc Pennington has written a nice roundup of what will be 
new on the surface of GNOME 2.0; and the KDE team provides a list of 
KDE 3.0 Planned Features.

Best Backup Strategy?
AriT93 asks for advice regarding a good backup plan; many readers offer 
suggestions:

Read these and other stories at MandrakeForum.

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