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Mandrakelinux Community Newsletter--Issue # 95

Sep 08, 2004, 04:30 (1 Talkback[s])


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[ Thanks to Ian MacGregor for this link. ]

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

Inside this Issue:

  • Top Story--Mandrakelinux desktop goes mobile!
  • What's cooking at Mandrakesoft?--Mandrakelinux 10.1 Beta2 is available!
  • Mandrakesoft News--Mandrakelinux 10.0 user screenshots
  • Mandrakesoft in the Press--Deciding to switch to Linux
  • Market News--PCs pre-installed with Mandrakelinux
  • Bizcases--What do you do with Mandrakelinux?
  • Financial Corner--Shareholder meeting
  • Jobs at Mandrakesoft--Kernel Hacker
  • Call for Volunteer--Translators wanted!
  • Quick Reminder !--Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official Products & Goodies
  • Software Updates--Keeping your Mandrakelinux system up-to-date

Top Story

Mandrakelinux desktop goes mobile!

GlobeTrotter, a new product by Mandrakesoft based on the LaCie Mobile Hard Drive designed by FA Porsche, is set to change the way users think about mobile computing. GlobeTrotter is a USB mobile hard drive loaded with a specially tuned version of Mandrakesoft's award-winning Mandrakelinux operating system. Combined with the power and unique design of LaCie hardware, GlobeTrotter allows users to turn any computer into their personal Linux desktop without making any changes to its hard drive. Read more about this exciting new product.

What's cooking at Mandrakesoft?

Mandrakelinux 10.1 Beta2 is available!

Lots of fixes and several new features for this new beta. Yet certainly a few bugs to hunt, though. Luckily, download information, release notes and test HOWTOs are available here. http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/101beta.php3

Also, if you haven't done so already, please complete the survey and tell us what you do to improve the Mandrakelinux interface on your computer. Let us know what you would do to influence Mandrakelinux's future! http://poll.mandrakesoft.com/Ergonomics

Mandrakesoft News

Mandrakelinux 10.0 user screenshots

If you have a very nice desktop, please send a screenshot of your full screen (mail attachment to: screenshots a t linux-mandrake dot com). Be creative, illustrate Mandrakelinux features, the best of Linux and also things that can't be done with other operating systems. Mandrakelinux 10.0 user screenshots have been added! See the new screenshots and learn how to add yours.

Mandrakesoft in the Press

Deciding to switch to Linux

Roger Mier writes: Last month I decided to switch from Windows to Linux full-time. My reasons were many, but it really gets down to two things: Windows wasn't working for me the way I wanted it to, and after testing out Mandrake 10 on my server box, I decided that if any distro was ready for the desktop, it was Mandrakelinux 10. Read more about this personal discovery.

Market News

PCs pre-installed with Mandrakelinux

The news at Mandrakestore is that low-cost PC's pre-installed with Mandrakelinux are available for both Europe and North America. Choose from several models starting as low as $449.00! Read about the exciting new offers at Mandrakestore.


What do you do with Mandrakelinux?

Do you run Mandrakelinux in your business? Please tell us about it! Which Mandrakelinux system are you using? What are you doing with it? Submit it to the Mandrakebizcases website now, and let the world know about it!

Financial Corner

Shareholder meeting

A general shareholder meeting, for a transfer to a regulated market, is scheduled for September 13, 2004. Several points will be put up to vote at this meeting. Read about the planned topics.

Jobs at Mandrakesoft

Kernel Hacker

OK all you hackers, it's time to put your knowledge to good use. Mandrakesoft has a career opportunity position available for Kernal Hacker. The position requirements are as follows:

  • Good knowledge of all the parts of the Linux kernel
  • Excellent hardware knowledge essential
  • Perl knowledge appreciated
  • Fluent English
  • Full time position located in Paris

For consideration, please send your resume to: rh-tech at mandrakesoft dot com

Call for Volunteer

Translators wanted!

Addicted to Mandrakelinux news in your language? Join as a volunteer! Italian & Polish volunteer translators would be a big plus for this Community Newsletter, so if you are motivated and often available by email, drop us a message to: press at mandrakesoft dot com

Quick Reminder !

Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official Products & Goodies

Don't forget, you'll find all new Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official products

at Mandrakestore. Choose from the new range of packs 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! Don't forget to order your Tux Plush!

Software Updates

Keeping your Mandrakelinux system up-to-date

Mandrakesoft provides timely security advisories to users of Mandrakelinux and related products to ensure users a safe computing experience, regardless of whether the chosen product is used as a desktop system or server.

Recent topics include:

  • Security Advisories
  • End of Life Product Support
  • CVE Compatibility
  • Advisory RSS Feed
  • Mailing Lists
  • Kernel Update Procedures

Updated packages include:

  • shorewall
  • printer-drivers
  • libpng
  • drakxtools
  • rpmdrake
  • OpenOffice.org
  • wv
  • libneon
  • sox
  • mod_ssl

Learn more about keeping Mandrakelinux up-to-date.

Reminder: If you are interested in securing your webserver with certificates, don't forget to download your free copy of the new Thawte step-by-step guide 'SSL Guide'.

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