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Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #45

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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

[ Thanks to Phil Lavigna for this link. ]


              Issue #45    Thursday,  6 June 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: MandrakeSoft OEM Offers; More Details on LinuxTag 
2002; MandrakeClub Activities; Business Case of the Week; Mandrake in 
the News; Website of the Week; What's New at MandrakeSecure.net?; 
Security-related Software Updates; Headlines from MandrakeForum.

MandrakeSoft OEM Offers
A growing number of system integrators and hardware manufacturers offer 
Mandrake Linux on retail computers. The Mandrake Linux 8.2 OEM Editions 
have been created specifically for businesses who are interested in 
selling desktops and workstations pre-loaded with Mandrake Linux:

* Mandrake Linux 8.2 Standard OEM edition -- This is the client version
  that provides a simplified installation of a Linux desktop
  workstation environment.
* Mandrake Linux 8.2 Prosuite OEM edition -- This customized server
  version is used to setup pre-configured servers.

Both OEM products include a restoration CD, Installation & User Guide, 
plus membership in the OEM partnership program.

Learn more about the Mandrake Linux OEM Editions.

More Details on LinuxTag 2002
MandrakeSoft will be attending this year's LinuxTag Expo in two 
capacities: Till Kampetter will be present in the Linux Printing booth 
to demonstrate the latest innovation of Printing with Linux. At the 
same time he will be available to answer any questions you may have 
about MandrakeSoft & Mandrake Linux.

Additionally, LinuxLand, one of our German distributors, will 
distribute the 8.2 Download Edition and assorted goodies while also 
selling the 8.2 retail packs. If you will be attending LinuxTag 2002 
during June 6th to the 9th in Karlsruhe Germany, please stop by and say 

For more information about LinuxTag 2002 (including free tickets), 
please visit the official website.

Amateur radio and MandrakeLinux.
MandrakeClub member 'urock' has compiled the RPMs needed to get the HAM 
radio working in Mandrake Linux. Denis describes all that's needed to 
make it work on your Mandrake system.

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

Business Case of the Week
a&b DataService pushes their customers towards Mandrake Linux.
a&b -- a developer of database solutions -- makes it their business to 
recommend Mandrake Linux to customers who need to update their systems:

"Your distro combines clever wizards with all the low level vi editing 
you might want to do... it is a perfect blend! A beginner user can 
easily customize his workspace, while an experienced sys admin can 
modify whatever he needs to with his favourite text editor." says 
Simone Riccio of a&b DataService.

Mandrake is used extensively within the company on the desktop, as well 
as for Samba as a domain controller for Windows boxes (and for file & 
print serving), as a mail server with Postfix, and as a database server.

For many more examples of Mandrake in the workplace, see MandrakeBizcases.com.

Mandrake in the News
Mandrake scores top ranking in Desktop Linux poll.
As part of its efforts to support the growing Desktop Linux revolution, 
DesktopLinux.com has announce the survey results of their online 
Desktop Linux distribution 'quick poll'. The survey asks readers to provide 
information about which distribution(s) they use or plan to use for 
desktop purposes.

There's still time to vote for your favorite desktop distribution.

Website of the Week
New Site for Linux Gaming Opened.
Mandrake user "falvious" announced that he has opened a new web site 
dedicated to delivering the best news about Linux gaming. www.linuxgaming.co.uk
offers reviews, tips & tricks, downloads, surveys, forums, and lots 
more. So if you play games on your Linux box, be sure to check it out. 
You can even write your own review to see your name up in lights.

What's New at MandrakeSecure.net?
Using tcpserver with Mandrake Linux.
A new article titled Using tcpserver with Mandrake Linux has just 
been posted. tcpserver is a secure inetd replacement, similar in theory 
to xinetd, but very different in concept and use. It offers far more 
flexibility than xinetd, at the cost of learning something rather 
different from the traditional "super server" daemons like inetd and 
xinetd... but the payoff is worth it. Read this tutorial for 
information on how to make tcpserver start serving for you.

The new face of MandrakeSecure.
Everyone is invited to come take a look at the new face of 
MandrakeSecure. It's got a fresh new look that makes navigating the 
site much easier. The next step is to make the site multilingual (which 
has always been the intention). Some come on over and take a look today.

Software Updates
Security-related software updates have been released for:

dhcp -- fixes format string vulnerability

View the complete list.

Headlines from MandrakeForum
How Does 'Right-Click' Sharing Of Directories Work?
Tom describes how to use the new file sharing feature first introduced 
in Mandrake Linux 8.2.

New KDE 3.0.1 Packages.
Mandrake packages for KDE 3.01 were uploaded to KDE's FTP site on May 
30th. Based on mixed results from users, these new packages are only 
recommended for advanced users who feel comfortable tweaking their 
system. Be sure to read the following story before installing KDE 3.01:

'UnitedLinux' -- a consortium of four Linux distribution companies -- 
was a hot topic of conversion that generated several discussions at 
* Linux Standard Base based on binary-only programs?
* More about United Linux.
* United Linux - What does it mean for Mandrake?

Read these and other stories at MandrakeForum.

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