Mandrakelinux Community Newsletter - Issue #93
Jul 14, 2004, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Gaël Duval
for this link. ]
Welcome to the Mandrakelinux Community Newsletter -- dedicated
to keeping you up-to-date with the latest Mandrakelinux-related
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
- Mandrakesoft in the news-- Open Source focus in the French
- Mandrakeclub -- New RPMs released and Mandrakecampus
- Software Updates -- Security Advisory on Kernel
- Quick Reminder -- Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official Products &
- Call to English writer! -- English-speaking Editor WANTED
Sponsor of the Week
Thawte Starter PKI Program
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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.
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
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
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.
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.
Security Advisory on Kernel
A number of vulnerabilities were discovered in the Linux kernel
that are corrected with this update:
Click here for all 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
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.