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               Issue #49    Thursday,  4 July 2002

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


Happy 4th of July to all of our American readers. Have a safe and happy 
Independence Day.

This Week's Summary: MandrakeSoft's Postion on United Linux and Other 
Topics; Mandrake in the News; Latest MandrakeClub Activities; 
Upcoming "Libre Software Meeting"; This Week's Survey; Business Case of 
the Week; Headlines from MandrakeForum

Top Story
On July 2nd, MandrakeSoft released a position paper to clarify the 
company's opinion on several topics, including:

 * United Linux: Why MandrakeSoft will not join
 * MandrakeSoft's business model & approach to the Linux market
 * When will MandrakeSoft become a profitable company? 

Read the complete announcement.

Mandrake in the News
---------------------------------------- -- MandrakeSoft eyes up AMD's Opteron.
ZDnet reports on MandrakeSoft's development plans to support AMD's 
upcoming 64-bit processor.

Slashdot also discusses the story: "Mandrake To Support AMD's Hammer"

Read the official announcement at

Would you like to order some RPMs?
Denis discusses the topic of "on-demand RPMs" for Club members. Stop by 
and suggest an application that you would like to see packaged. He 
adds: "If this works out well, I'll try to build up a special voting 
system which will make it possible to continuously request new 
applications and vote for them at the same time."

There is more than just English!
Deno writes: "You may have noticed that MandrakeClub is an English-only 
site. That's fine for those of you who are fluent in English, but 
obviously less pleasant for those who aren't [...] - that's why we just 
added a "Site_Languages" module to the MandrakeClub site.

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

Upcoming Event
MandrakeSoft to be present at upcoming Libre Software Meeting.
MandrakeSoft is pleased to participate in this year's third annual 
"Libre Software Meeting" to be held in Bordeaux, France from July 9th 
to July 13th, 2002. Two key MandrakeSoft staff members will be making 
presentations. Hope to see you there. Read the complete announcement.

This Week's Survey
Have you updated OpenSSH and Apache?

 * Sure, as soon as the update was available!
 * Oops, not yet!
 * Updated? Why would I?
 * I have no Apache/SSH servers running.

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

Business Case of the Week
Xethron uses Mandrake Linux for its servers, routers, firewall.
Xethron is a small web design company based in Pennsylvania, USA. They 
use Mandrake Linux for all of the computer systems within the company, 
and use it together with FreeBSD to build "routers" for broadband 
customers, servers loaded with the numerous services provided by 
Mandrake Linux distributions, as well as for other miscellaneous 
services within the company and to its customers.

"We use Mandrake Linux because it not only gives us exactly what we 
need, but is also filled with useful software and is easier for our 
employees and customers to use than other distros or even operating 
systems (e.g. Windows). From low-level machines to high-end machines, 
your distro has a version for everyone!" says Aaron Dippner, Xethron 

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

Headlines from MandrakeForum
Netcraft: 2/3rd of Apache servers still not updated!
On June 17th it was reported that many versions of Apache web server 
were vulnerable to a buffer overflow. Many Apache administrators have 
reacted quickly to the problem, but around 14 million potentially 
vulnerable Apache sites are still online.

MandrakeClub Newsletter (9)
Read about the latest Club activities, including:
    * Would you like to order some RPMs?
    * Should Mandrake Club be multi-lingual?
    * What kind of documentation do YOU need?
    * Win4Lin discount action and beyond

How to share Netscape folders with Windows?
Tom posts some links that describe how to share folders, address book, 
bookmarks, etc. between Netscape in Linux and Netscape in Windows. Many 
readers post their own suggestions.

Read these and other stories at MandrakeForum.


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