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Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #41

May 06, 2002, 08:00 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Phil Lavigna for this link. ]


*********************************************************************** Issue #41 Thursday, 2 May 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: New and Improved MandrakeStore; MandrakeClub Activities; Business Case of the Week; New PPC pages; Financial Corner; Spotlight on the Mandrake Corporate Club; Software Updates; Headlines from MandrakeForum. MandrakeStore ---------------------------------------- Grand re-opening of MandrakeStore. Everyone is invited to stop by and visit the new and improved "MandrakeStoreV2" which has just been put into production. We've been working hard to make the new MandrakeStore more attractive, better organized, easier to navigate, and the shopping cart system has been improved. Stop by and see for yourself -- even better, order some Mandrake products and goodies! MandrakeClub ---------------------------------------- The winners of the Mandrake CD holders have been posted. Thanks to many comments and suggestions, the new MandrakeStore website looks better than ever. The names of the people who won the CD holders by helping critique the website is now online. See if your name was selected! -- 97 applications for Mandrake 8.2 are available for download from MandrakeClub.com. The most popular applications are: 1: Codeweavers Wine - (1587 downloads) 2: Macromedia Flash Player - (1458 downloads) 3: Real Player - (1440 downloads) 4: Crossover Plugin - (1195 downloads) 5: Acroread - (1008 downloads) Not yet a Mandrake Club member? To learn more, please visit: http://mandrakelinux.com/en/club/ Business Case of the Week ---------------------------------------- 100% Linux-solution at Kieser.net. Kieser.net is a Linux-only web design, programming and hosting company. They specialize in customers who need database integration or server side processing with their web site as opposed to simple static pages. Kieser.net has standardized on Mandrake Linux across their entire server range as well as the office environment. Brad Kieser adds: "All our development is based on Mandrake Linux. This forms the most important part of our company's income and is directly customer facing. As a bedrock of our company, Mandrake Linux must be doing something right as we have not lost a single customer to date and the past 3 customer satisfaction surveys have revealed a 100% satisfaction rate!" Every "bizcase" counts; please share your story by submitting it to MandrakeBizcases.com. Website Updates ---------------------------------------- Mandrake Linux 8.2 PPC was announced on April 23rd. To learn more about this latest release, the Mandrake website has several new pages: Consult a list of Frequently Asked Questions (with answers); View the complete installation process; Enjoy some desktop screenshots of 8.2 PPC Orders for Mandrake 8.2 PPC are now shipping from MandrakeStore. Financial Corner ---------------------------------------- MandrakeSoft Reports Strong Increase in Revenues for Second Quarter. After a mostly stable first quarter compared to last year, MandrakeSoft has seen a significant rise in sales in the second quarter of the 2001-2002 fiscal year with an increase in revenue of 155% to 0.97 million euros. Read the full report. Spotlight on the Mandrake Corporate Club ---------------------------------------- Similar in spirit to the Mandrake Users Club, MandrakeSoft also offers the Mandrake Linux Corporate Club for companies and businesses that use Mandrake products. As seen at MandrakeBizCases.com, many companies use Mandrake Linux every day in a business environment to save money and gain a competitive edge that can't be matched by alternative products. All businesses that use Mandrake Linux are invited to join the Mandrake Corporate Club. The Club's membership fee reflects only a fraction of the money that is saved by using Linux, but dues are an important source of revenue which allow MandrakeSoft developers to continually improve the distribution. At the higher Corporate membership levels, MandrakeSoft developers will even work to improve a requested key feature such as Linux on the Desktop, Clustering technology, the Advanced Extranet Server, or others. Corporate Club members also benefit from a wide range of exclusive privileges. Recently we've added several new attractive benefits to make it easier than ever to convince companies to subscribe. Learn more about the Mandrake Linux Corporate Club. Software Updates ---------------------------------------- Security-related software updates have been released for: imlib -- fixes image viewing vulnerabilities sudo -- fixes heap corruption vulnerability various -- additional 8.2 errata packages now available View the complete list at MandrakeSecure.net. Headlines from MandrakeForum ---------------------------------------- Installing 8.2 on a 16MB RAM laptop. Readers post some interesting tips and suggestions for using Mandrake on older, under-powered PCs. MandrakeClub Newsletter (6). Learn about the latest Club activities. Linux for an ISP? Hantik2x asks "I am planning to use Linux as our server for our ISP. Is this possible considering the security and stability needed?" Mandrake-Linux in small computer retail shops? A reader posts several suggestions on how to get computer retailers interested in Mandrake Linux. In response to an idea about creating a FAQ for small OEM partners, Deno asks: "OK, let's try to make a draft for this FAQ - folks, what kind of questions should be answered there?" 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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