"Red alert for all the Mandrake Linux users : After
several weeks of sleepless nights spent at taming the cooker
snapshot, Mandrakesoft's developers team had to take a short nap.
The half-finished distribution immediately spotted its chance,
escaped from the captivity, and nested itself on a public FTP
server under the name 'Mandrake Linux 8.2 (beta1)'.
Before we could react, the beast managed to mirror itself on a
multitude of public FTP servers, which makes any attempts to
capture it futile. All we can do at the moment is to keep an
up-to-date list of public FTP servers on which the first beta has
been sighted so far on the "downloads" page of the Mandrake Linux
WARNING: the new distribution looks very attractive and
inoffensive, but there is no way to say how dangerous it can be at
the moment. Please do not make any attempts to capture, or even
tame it personally!!! However, you can help a lot by joining the
forces with our QA. That is:"