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Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter
Issue #82 Thursday, 31 July 2003
Welcome to the Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- dedicated
to keeping you up-to-date with the latest Mandrake-related news
In this issue:
- Top Story -- Mandrake 9.2 Beta 1 Released
- Financial Corner -- Consolidated results for first-half
- MandrakeClub -- Special Offer on Crossover Office
- Updated 9.1 Manuals Available Online
- Business Case of the Week -- Almost Everything on Mandrake
- Software Updates -- kernel, mpg123, phpgroupware, more
- Headlines from MandrakeClub
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Mandrake 9.2 Beta 1 Released.
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of summertime bug squashing. Join forces with the Mandrake
Development team by installing the Beta then submitting bug
reports. Remember: This release is for testing purposes only and is
not suitable for production machines. Learn all the details
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Consolidated results for the first half year
Strong reduction in operating losses; since
January 2003 MandrakeSoft is cash-flow positive. Read the
MandrakeSoft has negotiated a special offer with
CodeWeavers -- the producer of Crossover Office -- just for Club
If you desire to run Windows applications
without Microsoft Windows at all, then 'CrossOver Office' is the
ideal solution for you. CrossOver Office lets you run many popular
applications including Microsoft Office XP, 2000 and 97, Microsoft
Outlook, Access, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Visio, Lotus Notes,
Quicken (and more) without the need to run Windows or even own a
Microsoft Operating System license!
- Download from MandrakeClub.com a fully functional RPM package
of CrossOver Office so you can try the product for free
- Purchase CrossOver Office for only $44.95 USD (a $10 USD
Finally, last chance to purchase Win4lin 5.0 at a
special MandrakeClub price. Win4Lin is one of the most
cost-effective and stable solutions for running Windows
applications in Linux, and it works better than ever with Mandrake
Linux. Pick up your own
copy of Win4lin 5.0 for only $59.99 (electronic license) or
$69.99 (boxed edition). This special offer has been extended until
August 8th 2003.
Not yet a MandrakeClub member? To learn more, please visit:
Mandrake Linux 9.1 Documentation
Updated 9.1 manuals are available online.
the Mandrake website for links to electronic versions of
which details the Installation and usage of a
Mandrake Linux 9.1 system.
- Quick Startup Guide (PDF & HTML)
- Starter Manual (PDF & HTML)
- Command-Line Basics (PDF & HTML)
Available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and
Business Case of the Week
Everything on Mandrake.
The Monolithic Dome
uses Mandrake Linux for their webserver, mail
server, firewall, and three workstations. Their online newspaper
receives 50,000 visitors every month and runs on Mandrake 9.0 &
PHP-Nuke from Contribs.
"Next year, I plan to switch everything over to Mandrake. A new
fileserver, print server, and switching every desktop over to
Mandrake. We will only have one or two computers left on Windows,
the rest will be Mandrake: 50 stations."
For more examples of Mandrake in the workplace, see MandrakeBizcases.com.
9.1 software updates
have been released for:
- kernel -- fixes multiple vulnerabilities
- mpg123 -- fixes vulnerability
- phpgroupware -- fixes multiple vulnerabilities
- xpdf -- fixes arbitrary code execution vulnerability
- nfs-utils -- fixes buffer overflow
- apache2 -- fixes multiple vulnerabilities
View the complete list at MandrakeSecure.net.
Headlines from MandrakeClub.com
"Warly was about to collapse from hunger, so I had to
let him go, but ISOs are available on all the usual mirrors, so go
ahead and give them a try. Have fun, and don't forget to put
protective gloves when handling these ISOs: they are really hot."
for some [more] beta-testing? Deno has a few more weeks left as
a MandrakeSoft employee. He promised to clean up the code at
MandrakeClub.com before leaving, and asks for your help to test
and Samba articles on MandrakeSecure. Vincent Danen writes: "In
the last month three new articles have appeared on MandrakeSecure.
The first is an updated revision of the "Using LDAP for
Authentication" article I wrote a year ago, with more information
on how to do the job. The other two articles, written by Jim
Collings and Buchan Milne, deal more with Samba and it's
relationship to using LDAP for authentication, and goes into more
detail about PDC's and BDC's, disconnected authentication, and LDAP
replication. All three articles are a must read for anyone
interested in and looking at using LDAP for authentication, be it
for Linux-only use or Linux/Windows."
Read these and other stories at MandrakeClub.com.
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