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
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
Easy to use Web interface and specialized graphical
DHCP server to automatically provide IP addresses
URL/Content filtering with Squid
Monitoring tools for detailed information about network
activity, system logs, intrusion detection, DHCP and URL
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
Specialized feature to allow Internet access only during
Dial-on-demand for a hassle-free way to share a dial-up
Updates through the Internet
The Single Network Firewall is available for purchase at
for $99 USD and includes two CDs plus a 400 page manual.
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
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:
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