Linux-Mandrake 5.2 will be released next week.

Paris, November 18, 1998
(fantastic Qt/KDE day!) 

       L I N U X   M A N D R A K E   N E W S

              November 18, 1998



 o Linux-Mandrake 5.2 (Leeloo) GPL Edition release

I'm very pleased to announce that Linux-Mandrake 5.2 (Leeloo) will be
available next Thursday (November 26, 1998) for FTP download.

Mandrake 5.2 (Leeloo) is based upon (updated) RedHat 5.2 (Apollo).
Like the 5.1 version, Linux-Mandrake 5.2 will integrate KDE as its
default graphical desktop. 

Furthermore, Linux-Mandrake 5.2 will integrate several improvements
which will be detailled on our webpages
(http://www.linux-mandrake.com) at release time.

 o Mandrake 5.2 (Leeloo) PowerPack release

A few days later, the "PowerPack" version of Mandrake 5.2 (Leeloo)
will come. It will include:

  - the Linux-Mandrake 5.2 installation CD and related floppy disks.
  - the Mandrake 5.2 full sources CD
  - the Mandrake 5.2 full applications CD 
  - the Mandrake commercial applications (demos) CD
  - the complete Linux-Mandrake User Manual
  - 100 days installation support (email and fax)
  - a surprise :-)

 o Users

If you cannot download the Mandrake 5.2 GPL Edition from FTP (more
than 500 Mbytes), you can order a cheap copy from our distributors.
Look at http://www.linux-mandrake.com/distributors/

Linux-Mandrake 5.2 (Leeloo) PowerPack will soon be available there

 o Distributors 

We are actually looking for new distributors, in all countries all
over the world. Please contact: sales@linux-mandrake.com

 o Contributors

We are actually looking for:

 - translators
 - hackers
 - people with good RPM knowledge

Please contact: mandrake@linux-mandrake.com






 o  What is Linux-Mandrake exactly?

 Linux-Mandrake is an updated Linux-RH 5.2 GPL, with KDE graphical
desktop fully integrated and preconfigured in it. Those two parts have
been modified and improved to work properly together.

 o  Main goals of this new distribution:
 - we wish to provide a working and easy-to-install linux-distribution
for people who do not want to spend too much time in installing and
configuring their Linux system : just install it and USE IT.
 - we wish to provide a very attractive, easy-to-use, Linux System for
newbies coming from the very common OS that you know ;-) For example,
after having your new Linux-Mandrake installed, just type `startx' and
your beautiful KDE window-manager comes without crying :-) Now, just
click on the cd-rom icon (on your desktop) to mount and use your
cd-rom (it's the same for floppy disks). This is very easy and you do
not need to be a privileged user for that !
 - we wish to provide a new distribution in a well-known linux
environment (RH 5.1)

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