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               Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter

                    Issue #79  Thursday, 8 May 2003


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

In this issue:

 * Top Story -- 9.1 packs now shipping
 * Product News -- Corporate Server 2.1 for AMD Opteron released
 * Are you a Mandrake solutions provider? Become a MandrakePartner
 * MandrakeClub -- Benefits include two new offerings
 * BizCase of the Week -- Graphic designer and web developer
 * Quick Tips -- Using Mozilla 1.3's "Junk" email filter; Bitstream's 'Vera' fonts
 * Software Updates -- openldap, drakxtools, devfsd, more
 * Headlines from MandrakeClub.com

Top Story
9.1 packs now shipping.
The Mandrake Linux 9.1 retail packs have reached MandrakeStore and are
now shipping. Order now and choose from the Mandrake Linux 9.1 Standard
Edition, the Mandrake Linux 9.1 PowerPack, or the Mandrake Linux 9.1
ProSuite. All packs include installation support, printed
documentation, and commercial applications. Plus, MandrakeStore now
offers a new tracking system which allows customers to monitor orders
each step of the way.

Mandrake Linux 9.1 Packs, description and comparisons.

Product News
Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1 for AMD Opteron released.
On April 22nd, MandrakeSoft announced the availability of the Mandrake
Linux Corporate Server 2.1 for the newly released AMD Opteron processor.
Mandrake Linux Corporate Server is one of the first business-class
operating systems available for the new AMD64 architecture. 

Now you can enjoy the premier Linux distribution for servers and
workstations on this powerful new computing platform. Please see the
official announcement for details.

The Mandrake Corporate Server 2.1 for the AMD Opteron processor is now 
available for purchase at MandrakeStore.com.

Become a MandrakePartner
Does your company provide Mandrake Linux software or solutions?
MandrakeSoft introduces the 'Authorized Solution Provider' program in an 
effort to combine the power and brand of one of the world's leading
Linux distributions with regional IT companies providing Linux solutions
to clients on a local level. This special program offers boxed
products, OEM products, support options, documentation, and
professional services including training at reseller discounts. Stop by
the MandrakePartner website for all the details.

MandrakeClub expands its comprehensive list of benefits with two new 

- Full access to MandrakeSoft's e-learning platform which provides 
comprehensive courses about Linux and Open Source software, plus quizzes
to validate your knowledge

- Early access to Mandrake Linux manuals and technical documentation
through a unique online system that collects users' & developers'
comments & suggestions to ensure the best possible level of expertise

Not yet a MandrakeClub member? To learn more, please visit:

Business Case of the Week
Multimedia: Graphic designer and web developer.
Phil Ironside began using Mandrake Linux as a file server and
email/surfing station. He soon discovered many Linux programs that were
much more useful than anything he had previously seen in other
platforms. Phil explains: "I was a complete novice and now run my small
network with ease and enjoy my computing experience much more. It has
also increased my productivity and I am able to provide a better
service to my clients because I understand the net and computers more."

For more examples of Mandrake in the workplace, see

Quick Tips
NewsForge.com -- Using Mozilla 1.3's "Junk" email filter.
'Roblimo' Miller posts a quick tutorial that describes how to use
Mozilla's built-in email filter: "I now have a working spam filter that
gets rid of at least 95% of all the junk people send me, but hasn't
slapped any email I want to see into the 'Junk' folder for several

Bitstream's 'Vera' fonts now available for download.
Bitstream and GNOME have teamed up to make the high quality 'Vera' font
family freely available to Linux users. These TrueType fonts make a nice
addition to the anti-aliased fonts already included in Mandrake 9.1.

Screenshot, Download.

Software Updates
9.1 software updates have been released for:

 * openldap -- fixes multiple bugs
 * drakxtools -- fixes more bugs
 * devfsd -- fixes multiple bugs
 * kdebase-servicemenu -- fixes inability to convert PS files
 * snort -- fixes remote vulnerability
 * ethereal -- fixes remote vulnerability

View the complete list at MandrakeSecure.net.

Headlines from MandrakeClub.com
Window Managers In Mandrake Linux.
'Deno' provides a quick overview of the many window managers available
in Mandrake 9.1. "The first discovery was the variety: far from just one
ui paradigm, there are ui's for Linux that look and act like MacOS,
Amiga, and Next, and there are others that incorporate the best
features of different paradigms as well as some that seem to me to be
truly original and unique. In many of them one can see the personality
and art of the individual programmer, and I find that extremely
refreshing after two decades of monolithic monopoly."

Spring cleaning at MandrakeClub.
Denis has been hard at work improving and updating the Mandrake website:

 * The main index page offers much more space to actual content than
 * New forums index page loads somewhat faster and offers better
 * The new "lost password" function is far easier to use than the old
 * Articles and docs use exactly the same comments function now.
   Comments in polls will soon be moved to this new function as well
 * Search has been modularized

Read these and other stories at MandrakeClub.

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