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Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #47

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              Issue #47    Thursday,  20 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: 8.2 DVD-only Special at MandrakeStore; Mandrake
Linux Servers Invade the Internet; Increase of Capital Continues;
Business Case of the Week; Latest MandrakeClub Activities; Spotlight on
the Linux Weekly News; What's New at MandrakeUser.org?; This Week's
Survey; Headlines from MandrakeForum

8.2 DVD-only Edition Available
The DVD-only version of MandrakeLinux 8.2 is now shipping from
MandrakeStore. This one DVD is packed with all the software from the
8.2 PowerPack CDs. It's is a great value for people who:

 * Don't need printed manuals
 * Don't need support
 * Have a DVD drive
 * Dislike juggling multiple CD-ROMs

Order your copy today for only $55 US, or 63 euros. MandrakeClub
members receive a 20% discount ($44 US or 50.4 euros).

Mandrake Linux Servers Invade the Internet
According to recent Netcraft surveys, the use of MandrakeSoft's
Advanced Extranet Web Server has risen significantly, and is now the
eleventh most widely used web server in the world. The number of
publicly accessible Apache Advanced Extranet Servers grew by 150%
during the past 12 months, and by 66% during the last 6 months alone
(176% on a yearly basis). For comparison purposes, the total number of
web servers grew by 29% during the past 12 months and only by 3.6%
during the last 6 months.

The Mandrake Linux "Advanced Extranet Server" is an
enhanced/high-performance version of the famous Apache web server. It
is packaged exclusively by MandrakeSoft as a turn-key solution -- very
easy to install and configure, and includes the most popular modules
such as mod_php, mod_perl, mod_mysql, mod_ssl, and many others.

It's great to see that Mandrake is finally being discovered as an ideal
distribution for servers as well as the desktop. Read the complete

Financial Corner
The MandrakeSoft Increase of capital continues.
If you are interested in becoming a company shareholder, it's time to
have a look before the operation closes.

Business Case of the Week
Woonbelang - We were looking for a stable, reliable firewall.
After reading about MandrakeSoft's Single Network Firewall in a Dutch
Linux magazine, Hennie van Riel, System administrator for a Dutch real
estate company, became very enthusiastic about the product. He adds:
"And I must say, even though I'm not a Linux Expert, I had the SNF up
and running in less than 1 hour!"

Every "bizcase" counts; please share your story by submitting it to 

Acrobat Reader and plugin RPMs available.
RPMs of the latest (5.0.5) version of Adobe Acrobat, and the Acrobat
plugin, are now available in the download area. This article
describes how to install and use it.

Last chance for 20% discount on Win4Lin.
Win4Lin allows Windows programs to run under Linux at native speeds.
Just a final reminder that this special offer expires on June 26th, so
place your order now!

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

Spotlight on the Linux Weekly News
Many online magazines have been struggling lately, and Linux Weekly
News is no exception. Since January of 1998, the Linux Weekly News has
been publishing an online newsletter about the Linux operating system
and Open Source/Free Software. The Linux Weekly News is a valuable news
resource and an important piece of Linux history; we hope it stays an
active and healthy part of the community. Show your support for LWN.net
by contributing a few dollars on their donations page.

What's New at MandrakeUser.org?
Tom reports that he has added a new article on Starting X; Updated
articles on X File, X Fonts, X Keyboard (Printer-friendly version) and
X Mouse (Printer-friendly version), plus corrections and amendments to
'Mouse' and 'Keyboard' (now two pages each). Read the complete

This Week's Survey
Mandrake on a server?

 * Sure, I use it!
 * Nope, desktop/workstation is all I need.
 * Nope, I use Unix/Windows/other Linux for server(s).

Cast your vote in the Voting Booth and check the results.

Headlines from MandrakeForum
Mandrake documentation: How can we improve it?
Deno asks: "Please help us to help you, by pointing out the good, bad,
and the ugly aspects of our current documentation, and propose ways
to improve it in the future."

Unannoy the Web with Privoxy.
Tom describes how 'Privoxy' can minimize the annoyances of many
websites. Privoxy is a web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities
for protecting privacy, filtering web page content, managing cookies,
controlling access, and removing ads, banners, pop-ups and other
obnoxious Internet junk.

File Sharing Programs for Linux.
Tom describes a few "Kazaa-style" program for Linux users, and readers
talk about their personal favorites.

Read these and other stories at MandrakeForum.


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