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          Issue #60    Thursday,   19 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: Linux-Campus Expansion; New Products at 
MandrakeStore; Club Downloads now "URPMI-aware"; Business Case of the 
Week; This Week's Survey; Security-related Software Updates; Headlines 
from MandrakeForum

Top Story
MandrakeSoft announces the availability of Linux-Campus Courseware at 
30 training sites across the Americas.
The recent adoption of the Linux-Campus catalogue in the Americas has 
resulted in a significant expansion of the MandrakeTraining partner 
network. EPICenter and EvolServ in the U.S., along with Synesis in 
Canada and Informatica Integral Intelligente in Mexico, are just the 
latest additions to the list of experienced training centers that have 
been selected by MandrakeSoft to become Certified Centers.

In keeping with Open Source values, MandrakeSoft's Linux-Campus 
training is relevant to all Linux distributions and prepares trainees 
for the renowned and vendor-neutral LPI (Linux Professional Institute) 
certification program.

Click here for more information.

Product News
Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns - Special Awards Edition.
"Once the ruling power of the world, the Kohan is a lost civilization 
destroyed by massive cataclysms. Their immortal nature prevents them 
from an eternal death, allowing them to resurface."

Sound fun? This popular game is now available at MandrakeStore.

  * Command large armies of archers, footmen, cavalry, and even legions
    of undead.
  * Over 90 units with over 400 frames of animation each.
  * Wage war in multiple environments that include lush forest,
    rolling hills, and barren desert.
  * Scores of magical spells ranging from protective blessings to
    devastating fireballs.
  * Multiplayer supports up to 8 players who can choose to play as one
    of four factions, all struggling for supremacy in a war-torn world
    over LAN or Internet.
  * Special Awards Edition includes: 12 Awesome New Maps. 13 Brand New
    Heroes. 16 New Computer Strategies. Improved Computer AI.

Available now at MandrakeStore.


OpenBrick - Open platform.
OpenBrick is a small, lightweight and completely silent computer 
appliance optimized for Open Source/Free Software solutions. This great 
little Linux box can be used as a firewall, micro-server, PABX, thin 
client, multimedia, almost anything imaginable. It contains a fanless 
300 Mhz x86 compatible Geode processor and 128 MB SDRAM. Software can 
be installed on a Compact Flash or on an optional Hard Disk. Learn more 
about this amazing little Linux box and the strong Open Source 
community that is forming around this small server.

Shipping from MandrakeStore to the US, Canada, Japan and Europe only.

Great news: Club downloads can now be used with urpmi.
Denis describes how to add the Club RPM download site to urpmi/rpmdrake 
so that the packages can be painlessly installed.

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

Business Case of the Week
Education/Research: DHCP and File Sync to/from Novell Servers via 
When this systems engineer took a new position, he migrated the whole 
company to Mandrake for DHCP services, MIS Intranet, and public web/ftp 

Burke Azbill explains:
"As soon as my superiors & peers saw the benefit of Mandrake, they gave 
me a machine in our central office to move our MIS Intranet to 
Linux-Mandrake 8.1.[...] The web-based administration of the Mandrake 
box (Web-Min) as well as the Intranet (Postnuke) gave way to new 
possibilities for the MIS group to really provide dynamic services to 
its users."

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

This Week's Survey
What kind of computers do you run Linux on?

 * Only PC(s)
 * Only Apple(s)
 * Mixture of Apple and PC machines
 * Just about everything you could imagine. .-) 

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

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

kdelibs -- fixes SSL vulnerability
krb5 -- fixes remote root vulnerability

View the complete list at

Headlines from MandrakeForum
"bi0s" asks the question: "How many people have completed the Mandrake 
Campus?" Many readers talk about their experience with MandrakeSoft's 
free online training course.

How to use Windows as a simple terminal for Linux?
'benblo' asks: "I'm a student, and in my school we can use Linux 
programs under Windows NT, with a soft called Reflexion X.
With this we just connect to Linux computers with an X session, and are 
able to do anything as if we worked directly under linux. Better than a 
telnet session...!"

How to rotate X.
If you've ever wondered how to rotate the video display by 90 degrees, 
this article provides some possible solutions:

Read these and other stories at MandrakeForum.

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