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Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #26

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              Issue #26    Tuesday, 15 January 2002

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


This Week's Summary: Mandrake in the News; MandrakeSoft StockTrader 
Update; Website resources; MandrakeClub Summary; Business Case of the 
Week; Software Updates; Headlines from MandrakeForum.

Mandrake in the News
LinuxPlanet.com -- A Month Later with Linux-Mandrake 8.1.
Brian Proffitt wraps up a two-part review of Mandrake 8.1 and concludes:
"For the home user to which this distro is targeted, there is no doubt 
in my mind that Mandrake Linux is the best offering I have seen to date 
for that audience."

Financial Corner
Note to investors interested in trading MandrakeSoft shares on the OTC 
market: Since MandrakeSoft has just entered this market, you may experience 
temporary difficulties while executing transactions. Once enough 
initial transactions are generated, we should see real time quotations 
with bid/ask prices. Additionally, it is important to place a 'limit 
price' high enough to make a stockholder interested in selling you the 
stock and a 'duration period' long enough to have the transaction 

For more information about MandrakeSoft and the stock exchange, please
see the investor's page on the MandrakeSoft website.

The Mandrake family of websites keeps growing; here's a brief summary 
of the online resources that are currently available:

* MandrakeLinux.com -- Central website dedicated to the Mandrake Linux
  project. Here you'll find News, Screenshots, Demos, Download links,
  Product descriptions, Support lists, Documentation, Developer's
  section, Security & Contact info.
* MandrakeSoft.com -- The MandrakeSoft corporate site. Here you can
  learn about our full range of Products, Consulting services,
  Professional Support & Training, Labs, Company Info (including a
  Corporate profile and Investors information).
* MandrakeForum.com -- A community discussion board for Mandrake news,
  rumours, tips & tricks.
* MandrakeSecure.net -- Everything related to security
* MandrakeUser.org -- A comprehensive collection of Documentation,
  Troubleshooting tips, tutorials, and discussion board.
* MandrakeExpert.com -- Dedicated to free and paid support for Mandrake
  products. Got a technical question about Mandrake Linux? This is the
* MandrakeCampus.com -- Expand your Linux knowledge by participating in
  online training. Courses include Basic Tools, Desktop Administration,
  Server Installation, and Server services.
* MandrakeBizcases.com -- See what everyone is using Mandrake Linux for!
* MandrakeClub.com -- A "members-only" site for Mandrake supporters and

There are now 43 applications available for Club members to download. 
The top-5 most popular downloads are:

 1: Flash Player
 2: Acroread plugin
 3: CompuPic
 4: Acroread
 5: DeskCDR

Not yet a Mandrake Club member? To learn more, please visit:

Business Case of the Week
When Chris Nolan and a group of IT professionals started their own 
business, they chose Mandrake Linux for many reasons including:

* Mandrake Linux includes Postfix by default
* Advanced Extranet Server is Apache
* WebMin

"In the first week of operation, we were successfully serving many 
users with web and mail offerings without a hitch. We could confidently 
do this during such a critical phase of our development thanks to 
Mandrake Linux."

For many more examples of Mandrake in the workplace, see

Software Updates
Security-related software updates have been released for:
mutt -- fixes buffer overflow
bind -- fixes permission insecurities

View the complete list.

Top Stories from MandrakeForum
ML 8.1 Troubleshooting: 3rd party software compatibility.
Deno writes: "In a quickly changing Linux world, a two-year old 
commercial application is unlikely to work 'out of the box' on a newly 
installed system... If you know of any programs which do not work out 
of the box in Mandrake Linux 8.1, and how to make them work, please 
share your knowledge with others by posting it here.

Making Maple 7 work on Linux Mandrake 8.1 (and 8.0).
Rutger Noot describes the steps he took to install & run the Maple 
mathematics application in Mandrake Linux.

Making Word Perfect 8.0 work on Mandrake 8.1.
George Mitchell provides some tips on getting Word Perfect 8.0 to work 
with Mandrake 8.1.

Gart: a Java GUI builder.
Andreas Bergstrøm speaks about a recent discovery:
"For all those Java developers out there looking for just a Java GUI 
builder, it has arrived. A small group at the College of Oestfold has 
made one, and I find it very usefull with my Java programming."

Linux-tips digest (2).
Denis posts a second batch of tips from the Linux-tips digest; and a 
reader describes how to setup Flash and Real Player to work in 
Konqueror, Netscape 4.7x, Galeon, and Mozilla.

Read these and other stories at MandrakeForum.


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