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Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter - Issue #50

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               Issue #50    Thursday,  11 July 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: What's Cookin' at MandrakeSoft?; Mandrake in the 
News; The Latest MandrakeClub Activities; Business Case of the Week; 
Security-related Software Updates; Headlines from MandrakeForum.

What's Cookin' at MandrakeSoft?
Terminal Server Mandrake.
Initial work has been done to integrate a terminal-server project into 
the latest Cooker. The new package is based on work by Michael Brown, 
with minor modifications by MandrakeSoft, as well as the addition of a 
"drakTermServ" configuration tool. Stew Benedict adds: "Please test the 
package and let me know how it goes. If you find things I overlooked or 
have suggestions for improvement, please pass them on."

Good News for RAID users.
Mandrake's graphical installer already has a powerful partitioning 
program and supports the widest range of journaling filesystems. 
Support has now been added to detect existing software RAID. When RAID 
users install the next release of Mandrake Linux, the graphical 
installer will automatically see any existing RAID partitions.

Mandrake in the News
Many news outlets covered MandrakeSoft's press release about United 
Linux, including:

ZDnet.com -- MandrakeSoft rejects UnitedLinux.
"MandrakeSoft, maker of one of the more popular versions of Linux, says 
it will not join a new initiative combining several of its competitors' 
products, on the grounds that the move would damage Mandrake's own 
offering -- and that its competitors have chosen the wrong path to 

OFB.biz -- MandrakeSoft Will Not Unite with UnitedLinux.
The "Open For Business" website writes:
"MandrakeSoft has released a statement detailing the reasons why 
Mandrake will not join United Linux. The two key reasons for the 
decision repeated through out the document consisted of UnitedLinux's 
non-Free nature and lack of any advantages for MandrakeSoft."

The new MandrakeClub Forum is now open, and everyone is invited to stop 
by and check it out. Deno adds: "Which categories should we have, and 
which forums should be within each of them?" The forum already contains 
topics such as:
 * Future -- What's good, what's bad, and where should MandrakeClub go
   in the future?
 * RPMs -- This is the place to go if you have suggestions for
   new/updated RPMs.

Get your own Mandrake cap with a 25% discount.
Summertime is the perfect time for an official Mandrake Star Cap -- 
and Club members receive a 25% discount. This latest goodie is a 
great-looking, high-quality cap designed for all Linux fans. The 
Mandrake Star Cap is black with a white Mandrake Star embroidered on 
the front, and "www.mandrakelinux.com" on the side. Now shipping 
worldwide, including the US.

To receive your Club discount, just enter your login & password on the 
"Checkout" page. The final price is only $12 plus shipping. Offer 
expires August 1st.

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

Business Case of the Week
4ward Computer Services -- Mandrake means more jobs and bigger profits for me.
"4ward Computer Services" is an Australian Computer Service business 
that focuses on looking after other Small to Medium-sized businesses. 
They use Mandrake Linux to win contracts and sales from their 

Harry Phillips, Director of 4ward Computer Services, adds: "I have had 
several clients actually complain that I have not restarted the server 
in over a month [...] Word has spread throughout the business community 
and we are no longer advertising, we are just too flat out trying to 
keep up with the work we have on our plate at the moment.

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

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

LPRng -- fixes insecure default configuration
kernel -- fixes multiple vulnerabilities
openssh -- fixes remote vulnerability

Please note that kernel upgrades should not be done via MandrakeUpdate. 
To learn how to update your kernel the proper way, read The Black 
Magic of Updating at MandrakeSecure.net:
Also, please be sure to read the kernel advisory before upgrading your 

Headlines from MandrakeForum
Mouse Gestures in Mozilla.
Tom describes how to invoke browser actions (such as going to previous 
page, close window, open new window, etc) with predefined mouse 

An ISO for the impatient.
"lightspeed" has put together an ISO of packages that were not included 
in the 8.2 Powerpack (due to space limitations), plus all of the 
software updates as of 02 Jul 02. Deno clarifies: "MandrakeSoft has 
nothing to do with these ISOs, except that they are (mostly?) filled 
with Mandrake RPMs."

Read these and other stories at MandrakeForum.


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