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Linux-Mandrake community newsletter - Issue #2

Jun 04, 2001, 21:15 (2 Talkback[s])
From: aurelien.marchand@researchcapital.com
Subject: Linux-Mandrake community newsletter - Issue #2
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 20:15:07 GMT

L I N U X - M A N D R A K E


Issue #2 Sunday, 3 June 2001


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

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This Week's Summary: Linux Expo Montreal, Mandrake 8.0 for Itanium, Single Network Firewall, MandrakeForum headlines.

Upcoming Events

Linux Expo Montreal -- This year's Linux Expo Montreal will convene June 13 & 14 and will focus on GNU/Linux and Free Software as a solution for Internet Servers and E-Commerce. MandrakeSoft is proud to be a sponsor of this year's show. If you plan on attending, please stop by our booth and say "Hi"; we'd like to meet you.

Presentations will be made by Quebec's Industry Minister, Syspark, IBM, Compaq, and MandrakeSoft's Jean Michel Dault. Mr. Christian Belisle, from MandrakeSoft Canada, will deliver a presentation of Linux as a graphical platform, and Michel Dagenais (Linux-Quebec) will focus on GNOME. http://www.linuxexpomontreal.com/EN/home/

What's Cooking at MandrakeSoft?

Linux-Mandrake 8.0 Beta for Itanium -- MandrakeSoft announces the availability of Linux-Mandrake 8.0 Beta for Itanium. The Itanium is a new 64-bit processor from Intel designed for high-performance workstations and servers. ISO images are available from the Linux-Mandrake Download page http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ftp.php3#ia64

Product News

MandrakeSecurity "Single Network Firewall" has been released -- MandrakeSecurity is an easy to use Firewall and Router designed to protect a network against intrusions while providing Internet access to all computers on a LAN. Perfect for small office home office (SoHo), small and medium enterprise (SME) and individual users, the Single Network Firewall combines ease-of-use with powerful configuration tools via a secure Web interface.

MandrakeSecurity's main features include:

  • Proxy server to speed up web requests and maximize bandwidth
  • Easy to use Web interface and specialized graphical configuration tools
  • Intrusion Detection
  • DHCP server to automatically provide IP addresses
  • URL/Content filtering with Squid
  • Port Forwarding
  • Monitoring tools for detailed information about network activity, system logs, intrusion detection, DHCP and URL reports
  • Bastille is a powerful "hardening" system that provides extra protection against IP Spoofing attacks
  • Filtering rules can be created at the user level or by department to control information entering and leaving a network
  • Specialized feature to allow Internet access only during specified hours
  • Dial-on-demand for a hassle-free way to share a dial-up connection
  • Updates through the Internet

The Single Network Firewall is available for purchase at MandrakeStore http://www.mandrakestore.com/ for $99 USD and includes two CDs plus a 400 page manual.

Download MandrakeSecurity SNF for x86 at http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ftp.php3#security

Mandrake in the News

An article at Newsforge speaks about MandrakeSoft's upcoming IPO: "Can Mandrake raise money by being your team?". The Newsforge article resulted in a lively discussion at Slashdot titled "Could Mandrake Sell Stock To Users Who Love It?"
http://www.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=01/05/30/2024259 http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=01/05/31/1737212&mode=thread

Slashdot also recently had a discussion about the upcoming Linux-Mandrake 8.0 PPC beta:

Another Slashdot article titled "Should You Donate Money to Companies?" was prompted by Mandrake-Linux voluntary contributions page at http://linux-mandrake.com/donations/
Read the discussion here:

Software Updates

Security-related Software updates have been released for GNUpg, XMMS, KDElibs, ncurses, OpenSSH and Samba; an updated PAM package is available for Linux-Mandrake 7.1. See the entire list at: http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/mdk-updates.php3?dis=8.0

Top Stories of the Week from MandrakeForum

Linux-Mandrake 8.0 in Brazil - Part III MandrakeSoft employee Till Kampeter has been in Brazil demonstrating Linux-Mandrake; his latest stop was in Rio Grande do Sul. Rio Grande do Sul is a state in Brazil which has implemented a law promoting the use of Free Software.

Nvidia driver tutorial for Linux-Mandrake 8.0

Little White Dog has a tutorial with numerous screenshots and detailed instructions on installing Nvidia video drivers in L-M 8.0. If you'd like to get 3D acceleration on your Nvidia card but don't know how to do it, this tutorial is what you've been looking for. http://www.mandrakeforum.com/article.php?sid=911&lang=en&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

Central user configuration on Mandrake?

A system administrator writes: "I have a network of machines all running various versions of mandrake. My biggest problem at the moment is that several people need to use the network on various machines and I don't want to be bothered about the stupid problems you get when each machine has it's own user administration. I've seen a document called: System Authentication using LDAP. That might work, but I haven't tried it yet. I was wondering if there is an easy way to do in in mandrake?" http://www.mandrakeforum.com/article.php?sid=916&lang=en

MandrakeForum recently had a special "User Day" series dedicated to topics important to desktop users. These are the headlines and their respective links:

User Day 6: Scanners

User Day 5: DrakX (Installation)

User day 4: Installation failed. What now? http://www.mandrakeforum.com/article.php?sid=868&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

User day 3: Fonts

User days 2: Sound

User days 1: XFree and Co.

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