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Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #59

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          Issue #59    Thursday,   12 September 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: 9.0 RC2 is Released; Updated Mandrake Systems at 
WalMart.com; More Discounts for MandrakeClub Members; Mandrake in the 
News; Business Case of the Week; Security-related Software Updates; 
Headlines from MandrakeForum

Top Story
Mandrake Linux 9.0 RC2 has arrived.
This second Release Candidate is most likely the last chance to 
influence 9.0's development by contributing your reports and 
suggestions. 9.0 is in a "deep-freeze" now, so only urgent bug fixes 
will be made.

Read the official announcement.

Updated Mandrake/Microtel systems at WalMart.com
WalMart.com offers a line of PCs pre-loaded with Mandrake Linux 8.2 at 
a great price -- now you can build your own Mandrake Linux PC! Just 
select one of the "bare-bone" models and begin adding features such as 
processor, memory, and hard drive. 

Visit WalMart.com for all the details.

MandrakeClub has a new special offer for Club members who are looking 
for a great Office package -- 10% off the price of Hancom Office. Plus, 
place your order before September 22 to qualify for free shipping in 
the USA, Canada or the European Union (other countries receive 50% off 
shipping). Additionally, a trial version of Hancom Office 2.0 is 
available in the Download section so you can try before you buy.


The MandrakeClub RPM-voting system is producing plenty of new RPMs for 
both PPC and i586 platforms. Please help us test the following 
applications so we can provide bugfree packages!!.

 * Gentoo 0.11.30 (PPC) -- Gentoo file manager
 * ethereal 0.95 (PPC) -- Ethereal is a network traffic analyzer
 * Nessus 1.2.3 (PPC) -- Nessus is a remote security scanner
 * Cheops -- Network management tool
 * tuxpaint -- drawing program for children.
 * xtunes -- digital music system.
 * And lots more

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

Mandrake in the News
OFB.biz -- Looking Back, Looking Forward: Gaël Duval on Mandrake.
"Open for Business" talks with Gaël Duval -- Founder of Mandrake Linux 
& Co-Founder of MandrakeSoft -- about the company's past, present, and 

"My personal opinion is that Linux is getting bigger and bigger, and as 
we see more and more big names in the software industry coming to us, 
MandrakeSoft's future should be bright as soon as we become financially 


OFB.biz is also running a poll titled:
"Mandrake's Future seems..."

 * Very bright!
 * Not bad
 * A little shaky
 * Really dim

Cast your vote. 
And while you're there, don't forget to vote for your favorite Linux 

Business Case of the Week
Manufacturing: Linux Mandrake as a backup server.... it's reliable, 
secure and cheap!
Wilson & Garden LTD is a manufacturing company that creates display 
surfaces, roller boards, chalk boards etc for the educational market, 
government and private companies. They installed Mandrake Linux 8.2 on 
their rackmount server to runs Samba, Swat to setup, Atalk, BIND DNS, 
Squid, Apache PHP and Mysql.

Ricardo Meechan concludes:
"Linux Mandrake is great for a simple to install and secure server 
setup. Hardly any skills required to install it (compared to RedHat and 
Caldera etc) thanks to Mandrake Cooker! It has great tools to manage 
the server, good old Telnet, VNC and Webmin It has pretty good 
operating system integration... work side by side with Mac OS and 
Windows, thanks to Samba and Netatalk! Great for databases, MySQL does 
everything I need, without the heavy license costs of MS SQL Server!"

For many more examples of Mandrake in the workplace, visit MandrakeBizCases.com.

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

kdelibs -- fixes SSL vulnerability
krb5 -- fixes remote root vulnerability
xcdroast -- now compatible with cdrecord
linuxconf -- fixes local root vulnerability

View the complete list at MandrakeSecure.net.

Headlines from MandrakeForum
MandrakeClub Newsletter (14)
  * Your membership assures a better support for YOUR language!
  * Real time trading information for Club members.
  * 20% discount on Yopy (Linux) PDA
  * Club and PPC platform: a perfect match! 

Release Candidate 2 of Mandrake Linux has arrived.
Many readers voice their comments about the latest 9.0 Release 

Read these and other stories at MandrakeForum.

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