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Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #37Apr 08, 2002, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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*********************************************************************** Issue #37 Wednesday, 3 April 2002 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: MandrakeBizcase Request for Submissions; 8.2 PPC -- Beta 2; Improved printer drivers for HP Inkjets; 8.2 Errata Now Online; Latest MandrakeClub Activities; Mandrake in the News; New Paper at MandrakeSecure -- "Introduction to MSEC"; Headlines from MandrakeForum. Top Story ---------------------------------------- Since MandrakeSoft first launched the Business Survey several months ago, we've received hundreds of great responses and testimonials. Over 500 companies from 53 countries throughout the globe have answered, and almost 300 stories have been published at MandrakeBizcases.com. The companies that use Mandrake Linux range from one-person startups to global enterprises. Each day these companies prove to the world that Mandrake Linux is a more powerful and flexible alternative to much higher-cost solutions from Microsoft. Check out the statistics here! We still need additional data for the Business Survey, so if you have a new story to tell us, or an update to a previously posted bizcase, please let us know. Send your story to email@example.com with the words "Bizcases: [COMPANY NAME]" in the subject line, then a short description of how Mandrake Linux is being used in the body of your message. What's Cookin' at MandrakeSoft ---------------------------------------- Mandrake Linux 8.2 for PPC -- Beta 2. On March 27th, Beta 2 of Mandrake Linux 8.2 for PPC became available for download and testing. If things continue to go well, a final release may soon be in the works so please test this latest Beta to make sure that Mandrake 8.2 PPC will work properly on your equipment. The new beta contains many improvements, updates and fixes including: * The graphical installation is improved -- X setup on Radeon based TiBooks now works properly * Updated packages now correspond with final 8.2 x86 * Reworked XFree to address r128 issues * Reworked install kernels to address r128 issues and OldWorld machines * And lots more Read the complete announcement at MandrakeForum; Learn how to get involved. -- Improved printer drivers for HP inkjets. MandrakeSoft printing expert Till Kamppeter reports: "Current DeskJets work "Perfectly" now! Last week, Hewlett Packard released version 1.0.4 of their free inkjet printer drivers. For their current inkjet models (DeskJet 960/980/990/995C, PhotoSmart P1x15, OfficeJet D series, CP1160, CP1700, Business Inkjet 2xxx, etc.) a high-resolution photo mode was added which means that Linux users can now have the same high-quality printing in Linux as with Windows in its highest quality mode. In addition, they also added A5 and A3 paper sizes, full-bleed for all paper sizes on the PhotoSmart P100, and bug fixes for paper sizes, margins, and duplex bugs." The updated packages are now available in Cooker: foomatic-1.1-0.20020322mdk.i586.rpm ghostscript-6.53-12mdk.i586.rpm printer-filters-1.0-47mdk.i586.rpm Note: As with any Cooker packages, be sure to test them first on a system that is not a primary production machine. 8.2 Errata ---------------------------------------- All errata pages, which describe known problems and how to solve them, are released simultaneously on MandrakeForum and on the Mandrake Linux website to make locating solutions easier. The first few erratas for Mandrake Linux 8.2 have been posted to deal with problems with Chinese support, "too quiet" bootups, Mozilla mail with non-English languages, and XFree86 support on i815 chipsets. MandrakeClub ---------------------------------------- Club members have been busy downloading StarOffice 6.0 which became available as a download for Silver-level members (and above) on March 25th. MandrakeClub.com is currently the only place in the world to get the newest version of this premiere Office Suite for Linux. Each Club Member receives the same OEM License that is provided with the ProSuite or the PowerPack 8.2. -- To help answer a week's worth of backed-up email due to Denis being away at CeBIT, three more MandrakeSoft employees (Outhay, Gene, and JM Dault) have been introduced to the "wonders of MandrakeClub administration". Several other MandrakeSoft employees whose work isn't normally related to MandrakeClub helped out too, so things are now all caught up at MandrakeClub.com. Not yet a Mandrake Club member? To learn more, please visit: http://mandrakelinux.com/en/club/ Mandrake in the News ---------------------------------------- FRlinux.net -- Mandrake 8.2: Code name BlueBird. The French Linux website FRlinux.net offers an early review (in French) of Mandrake Linux 8.2. The article discusses scanner & webcam detection ("Nearly 2 minutes after having connected my webcam, I had an image as can testify the screen capture below"); the improved Software Manager; Evolution, OpenOffice and Galeon; Frozen-Bubble; GNOME & KDE, etc. Even if you can't speak French, the article includes lots of nice screenshots. Website Notices ---------------------------------------- MandrakeSecure.net: Introduction to msec. A new paper has been released at MandrakeSecure.net called "Introduction to msec". It provides insight as to what exactly msec does, and how you can customize it to suit your tastes and environment. "The Mandrake-Security package, more commonly known as msec, has been one of the base packages in Mandrake Linux since it was first introduced in version 7.0. Every user, consciously or not, has used msec to some degree." Headlines from MandrakeForum ---------------------------------------- Mandrake Linux 8.2 System Survives Thousands Of Attacks. "7 Days ago today, Mandrake 8.2 was loaded onto a server and placed into the DMZ of Sec33.com's network. Without a firewall Mandrake sat and waited while an invitation to hack this system was broadcast around the globe. This latest version of the Mandrake flavor has received well over several thousand individual attacks and hasn't needed so much as a simple killing of a process or reboot." Mandrake Linux 8.2: Rebuilding nVidia's Driver RPMs. Tom writes: "If you don't want to wait for nVidia to post updated drivers for Mandrake Linux 8.2, you can build the kernel module RPM on your own." The "Feel Good" Thread. Tom posts some uplifting stories by people with positive thoughts about Mandrake Linux and Linux in general. Read these and other stories at MandrakeForum. ---------------------------------------- To subscribe to the weekly Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter, please visit the MandrakeSoft website and enter your email address into the "Sign in" box located on the right side of the webpage.
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