Mandrakelinux Community Newsletter Issue # 97

[ Thanks to Ian
for this link. ]

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

Inside this Issue:

  • Top Story–Mandrakesoft has won two big awards!
  • What’s cooking at Mandrakesoft?–Mandrakelinux 10.1 for x86-64
  • Mandrakesoft in the Press–Review of Mandrakelinux 10.1
  • Mandrakesoft News–Mandrakesoft Launches OSS Solution for
    African Internet
  • Market News–Mandrakelinux PC’s meet with success in
    Planète Saturn stores
  • Mandrakelinux Education & Training–New Mandrakesoft
    E-Training Platform
  • Quick Reminder!–Mandrakelinux 10.0 and 10.1 Products &
  • Software Updates–Keeping your Mandrakelinux system

Top Story

Mandrakesoft has won two big awards!

The 2004 Open for Business Awards has awarded Mandrakesoft the
Best GNU/Linux Value-Added Service honor each year “…because it
remains a unique offering among the increasingly service oriented
distribution companies.” The honor of Best Linux Distribution goes
to Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official PowerPack+. It is the obvious pick
“…because it has the capabilities to work well for the widest
array of situations and features.” Read more about these


What’s cooking at Mandrakesoft?

Mandrakelinux 10.1 for x86-64 Beta2

The second beta release of Mandrakelinux 10.1 for x86-64 has
arrived! “Mandrakelinux 10.1 Official for AMD64 combines the
strengths of the 10.1 Official distribution with the latest
technology of AMD Athlon(TM)64 and AMD Opteron(TM) processors.
AMD64 technology provides more efficient memory access and doubles
the number and the size of processor registers.” ISO images are
available for download and tests. More information about this beta
release can be found here.

New Multi-Network Firewall Beta

Mandrakesoft’s integrated network security solution,
Multi-Network Firewall (MNF) is one of the most feature-rich
firewall products currently available on the market. Through a
secure Web interface which utilizes finely-tuned wizards, network
administrators can easily build a network, define access rules,
filter and monitor Internet content, and perform administration
tasks. The first beta of the new MNF is now available on a number
of FTP mirrors just waiting for you to download and test! See the
New Multi-Network Firewall Beta information page, here.

Mandrakesoft releases Move – Linux has never been more ready
for the desktop

“Have you always wanted to try Linux but were afraid you weren’t
up to the task? Here’s Move, the easiest and safest way to test
drive Linux. Built on the Live-CD technology, Move enables you to
run a full operating system from just one CD, anywhere, without the
need for installation. With the release of Mandrakesoft’s new Move,
Linux becomes a viable option for millions of first-time Linux
users.” Move is now publicly available for download! Read more
about the new Move and download today!

Club members, Silver and above, can download the full commercial
product complete with USB key capabilities, commercial plugins and
more! Not a member yet? Don’t delay, subscribe to Mandrakeclub and
enjoy the many benefits!

Move boxed sets are also available on Mandrakestore! Hurry to
Mandrakestore and order yours today!

Mandrakesoft in the Press

Review of Mandrakelinux 10.1 Community

“Mandrakelinux 10.1 Community is a preview of Mandrakelinux 10.1
and is an early version of the upcoming 10.1 Official release. The
whole look and feel of Mandrakelinux 10.1 screams out that they’re
ready to show the world just what they can do and that there’s a
reason they’re the number one distribution. If 10.1 is a preview of
things to come in 10.1 Official, we’ve got a lot to look forward
to!” Read more about the Mandrakelinux 10.1 Community distribution.

Hurry and order your 10.1 Community DVD on Mandrakestore.

Or, become a Mandrakeclub Member and download the full version
right now! Don’t delay, subscribe to the Club and enjoy the many

Mandrakesoft News

Mandrakesoft Launches OSS Solution for African Internet

“In 2003, at the World Summit on the Information Society,
representatives of the international community made the bridging of
the North/South “information gap” their primary goal. The French
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the ADEN cooperation program,
and Mandrakesoft, European leader in Linux systems, intend to put
Open Source software at the forefront of this goal.” Read more
about what is being done to meet this goal.


Market News

Mandrakelinux PC’s meet with success in Planète Saturn

“The time when Linux was considered an Operating System confined
to technical types and server rooms is over. The efforts of free
software actors, among them, Mandrakesoft, has payed off. The
commercial success of Mandrakelinux PC’s sold in Planète
Saturn stores stands as proof that Linux is both powerful and
accessible.” More information about the efforts of Planète
Saturn stores can be found here.

Mandrakelinux Education & Training

New Mandrakesoft E-Training Platform

Whether you’re a newbie or a wizard, you’re bound to find
something of interest in our new E-Training platform! Brought to
you by Mandrakesoft and Integrale Vision, this new offer lets you
build up your Linux skills regardless of your current level. Many
lessons are already online and more training modules are expected
soon. Follow this link to learn more.

Documentation update: Mandrakelinux 10.0 documentation

All Mandrakelinux 10.0 documentation is now available online, in
different languages, and in HTML and PDF formats. The documentation
is available here. http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/fdoc.php3

Quick Reminder

Mandrakelinux 10.0 and 10.1 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 Mandrakesoft goodies! Mandrakelinux 10.1 Community
DVD’s are available now! Order your packs, bundles and other
goodies at Mandrakestore today!

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
  • OpenOffice.org
  • NetPBM
  • ImageMagick
  • webmin
  • mpg123
  • Gtk+
  • XFree86
  • and others – please update!
  • End of Life Product Support
  • Mandrakelinux 9.1 – upgrade to a newer version today!
  • CVE Compatibility
  • Advisory RSS Feed
  • Mailing Lists
  • Kernel Update Procedures

Learn more about keeping Mandrakelinux up-to-date.

Mandrakeonline: The answer to easy updates, Mandrakeonline
provides automated software updates including security patches, bug
fixes and errata notices. Mandrakeonline can inform you when
updates are available and the updates can even be scheduled for a
convenient time. Learn more about how to keep your system
up-to-date with Mandrakeonline.