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Mandrakelinux Community Newsletter - Issue #93

Jul 14, 2004, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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

Inside this Issue:

  • Sponsor of the Week -- Thawte Starter PKI Program
  • Top Story -- Mandrakesoft acquires Edge IT
  • Market News -- Mandrakelinux in the US
  • Financial Corner -- KBC securities rates Mandrakesoft stock
  • Mandrakesoft in the news-- Open Source focus in the French Government
  • Mandrakeclub -- New RPMs released and Mandrakecampus unveiled
  • Software Updates -- Security Advisory on Kernel
  • Quick Reminder -- Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official Products & New goodies
  • Call to English writer! -- English-speaking Editor WANTED

Sponsor of the Week

Thawte Starter PKI Program

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Top Story

Mandrakesoft acquires Edge IT

Mandrakesoft has acquired Edge IT an open source tech support and services company. This will bring on board the expertise of Edge IT in the support offerings from Mandrakesoft. Edge IT already counts OECD, the world economic organization, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, a French Political Science School, and Prisma Presse, a publishing company, among its customers. More details are available here.
http://www.mandrakesoft.com/company/press/pr?n=/pr/corporate/2487

Market News

Mandrakelinux in the US

O'Reilly Media is now a U.S. and Canadian reseller for Mandrakesoft.O'Reilly is reselling two English-language versions of Mandrakelinux 10.0 (the newest release)--Mandrakelinux Discovery 10.0 and Mandrakelinux PowerPack 10.0. Both versions are available at bookstores nationwide, and can also be ordered directly from O'Reilly.
http://www.mandrakesoft.com/company/press/pr?n=/pr/business/2482

Financial Corner

KBC securities rates Mandrakesoft stock

KBC securities has initiated coverage of the Mandrakesoft stock with an outperformance rating. More on this report at: http://www.mandrakesoft.com/company/investors/docs

Mandrakesoft in the news

Open Source focus in the French Government

France's cash-strapped government is giving alternative software firms the chance to win state business from Microsoft in a pioneering drive to challenge the U.S. software giant in the public sector. Civil service minister Renaud Dutreil told Reuters that France wanted to use "open-source" software providers to upgrade part of the almost one million state computers under a government cost-cutting drive designed to trim a bulging public deficit. Open-source software -- open software which has no license cost -- like Linux , OpenOffice, Mozilla, Apache, MySQL and Evolution -- was "very credible," Dutreil said. Read
more.

It would be interesting to note that Mandrakesoft has signed a contract with the Ministry of Equipment in the French Government for a large deployment of servers to replace Windows NT. France's Culture, Agriculture and Finance ministries have already signed deals with Mandrakesoft.
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20040618/tc_nm/tech_france_microsoft_dc_2

Mandrakeclub

New RPMs released and Mandrakecampus unveiled

OpenOffice.org 1.1.2 and Mozilla 1.7 packages are now available for download on Mandrakeclub. Also unveiled is Mandrakecampus, a new e-learning tool for Linux Administration created with our partner Integrale Vision. Available
exclusively for Mandrakeclub members.
http://www.mandrakeclub.com

Software Updates

Security Advisory on Kernel

A number of vulnerabilities were discovered in the Linux kernel that are corrected with this update:
http://www.mandrakesoft.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSa-2004:066

Other updates:

  • tripwire
  • autofs
  • apache
  • apache2
  • libpng
  • initscripts
  • dhcp
  • ksymoops

Click here for all advisories:
http://www.mandrakesoft.com/security/advisories

Quick Reminder !

Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official Products & New goodies

Don't forget: you'll find all new Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official products at http://www.mandrakestore.com. Choose from the new range of pack and offers, from the Discovery desktop product to the Powerpack+ which includes a full client/server groupware solution, and several bundles with new extra Mandrakesoft goodies!

Do you have a good bandwidth? Don't wait: subscribe to Mandrakeclub and download on the fly all your favorite Official Mandrakelinux products and many applications... http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/club/

Call to English writer!

English-speaking Editor WANTED

Phil Lavigna who was the writer of this newsletter (among many other publishing works for Mandrakesoft, including the early Demos...) has left the company, and we thank you for his great work during these latest years!

Now it's time for us to challenge your writing skills and find someone as talented as Phil is...

Are you a good English writer with a simple style? Often available with a good Internet connexion? We want you for many editorial tasks at Mandrakesoft, on a part-time/consultant basis. This includes writing and managing this Weekly Newsletter and other Flash Newsletters and proofreading English contents. English should be your mother-tongue, and good Linux knowledge is required - of course!

Are you interested? Apply for the job or request additional informations by sending us an email to: press at mandrakesoft dot com (note: due to summer hols, answers to late questions may be delayed for 2 weeks).

Mandrakesoft Online Team.

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