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Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #39

Apr 19, 2002, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Phil Lavigna for this link. ]


*********************************************************************** Issue #39 Wednesday, 17 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: Mandrake in the News; MandrakeClub Update; Business Case of the Week; Website Updates; Spotlight on the Open Directory Project; Upcoming PPC Installfest in Boston; Software Updates; Headlines from MandrakeForum. Mandrake in the News ---------------------------------------- CNET.com -- Mandrake Linux is the "Most Talked About" Linux download. As of April 14, Mandrake Linux has received 3,531 votes with a 96% "thumbs-up" approval rating from users at CNET's download.com. Additionally, users have submitted over 1000 positive reviews, and the distribution has been jockeying back and forth with Red Hat as the most popular Linux distribution download over the past few weeks. Thanks everyone! MandrakeClub ---------------------------------------- Support for StarOffice 6.0. Beginning with the "official" launch of StarOffice 6.0 in May, SUN will provide technical support for this product. The OEM license, which is included with StarOffice 6.0 as distributed by MandrakeClub, entitles the user to one "support incident" by phone or by email in any of the supported languages. Additional information regarding this latest development will be made available as soon as we have it. Not yet a Mandrake Club member? To learn more, please visit: http://mandrakelinux.com/en/club/ Business Case of the Week ---------------------------------------- "Atomic Interactive" using Mandrake Linux since they started their business. Atomic Interactive, a leading developer of interactive applications and games for web, 3G and iTV, uses Mandrake for every aspect of their website as well as for their desktop machines. "We've been using Mandrake Linux right from the beginning of our business (Mid December 2000 when I started building the software that would become the core of what we've got now), and we're using it for all kinds of things. We use it as our router/load balancer running ipvs. We use it as our web servers, which run Apache and JServ, we use it on our Database server, and I use it as my desktop operating system on a few machines, and on our test bed." says Ken Corey, CTO of Atomic Interactive, Ltd. Every "bizcase" counts; please share your story by submitting it to MandrakeBizcases.com. Website Updates ---------------------------------------- Complete 8.2 application listings at MandrakeSoft.com. Over 2500 of the most popular 3rd party, Open Source and Commercial software packages are included in the Mandrake Linux 8.2 boxed editions (planned shipping date is mid - late April). Complete listings of the included commercial applications can now be viewed online. Also, the Mandrake Linux 8.2 documentation is now available online in five different languages. Spotlight on "dmoz" -- the Open Directory Project ---------------------------------------- The Open Directory Project (ODP) is the most comprehensive human edited directory of the Web, compiled by a vast global community of volunteer editors. The Open Directory was founded in the spirit of the Open Source movement, and is the only major directory that is 100% free. The Open Directory provides the opportunity for everyone to help as an editor. Just choose a topic that you know something about and join. Editing categories is a snap. They have a comprehensive set of tools for adding, deleting, and updating links in seconds. For just a few minutes of your time, you can help make the Web a better place and be recognized as an expert on your chosen topic. Learn more about the Open Directory Project. Upcoming Events ---------------------------------------- For anyone located in the New England area, the Boston Linux & Unix User Group is holding its 12th Linux Installfest on Saturday, April 20 at Mt. Ida College in Newton Massachusetts. Peter R. Wood (an active member of the PPC-cooker mailing list) will be on hand to install Linux on PowerPC systems. He will have a variety of distributions, including Mandrake 8.2 beta 2 for PowerPC (or the final if it is available). If you are within driving distance of the Boston area and are interested in visiting, especially to have Linux installed on your Mac, check out the BLU page for all the details. Software Updates ---------------------------------------- Security-related software updates have been released for: libsafe -- fixes inadequate format string protection View the complete list at MandrakeSecure.net. Headlines from MandrakeForum ---------------------------------------- MandrakeSoft at CeBIT - the REAL story. Denis provides all the details of his trip to the CeBIT tradeshow in Hanover Germany. Learn what was hot at the show, and enjoy some entertaining pictures. How to run MS Outlook and Explorer in ML 8.2? Mandrake user 'pander' asks: "What should I do to 'run' MS Outlook and MS IExplorer in Mandrake Linux 8.2?" He receives several suggestions from Tom, and many readers add their own tips. Tour-de-sound part2 KDE3 and CDRW/DVDs. In Part 2 of Civileme's series on using sound with Mandrake 8.2, he examines sound devices under various chipsets and with KDE3. VMware Announces Workstation 3.1, Now Officially Supports Mandrake Linux 8.2. Tom writes: "Today VMware announced the immediate availability of version 3.1 of their PC virtualizer software, 'VMware Workstation'. Apart from other improvements in this new version, Workstation 3.1 now officially supports all Mandrake Linux releases up to and including Mandrake Linux 8.2, as a guest as well as a host operating system. nVidia drivers for Mandrake Linux 8.2 available. An anonymous Mandrake user notes that nVidia drivers (1.0-2880) for Mandrake Linux 8.2 are now available from nVidia's Linux driver webpage. 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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