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             Issue #63    Thursday,  10 October 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: Mandrakesoft Achieves LSB Certification; What's 
Cookin' at MandrakeSoft?; Mandrake in the News; Website Watch; 
Security-related Software Updates; Headlines from MandrakeForum

Top Story
Mandrakesoft Achieves LSB Certification.
The Mandrake Linux 9.0 ProSuite Edition has met the stringent 
requirements of Linux Standard Base (LSB) Certification. LSB 
Certification verifies adherence to community and industry developed 
standards for Linux distributions and Linux-based applications.

What's Cookin' at MandrakeSoft?
Now that Mandrake Linux 9.0 has been released, the Cooker is open once 
again and new packages are already being uploaded. Learn more about the 
Mandrake Cooker and how you can help debug and add new features to 
upcoming versions of Mandrake Linux.

Mandrake in the News
Many stories this week about Mandrake Linux being used for the XBox:

After testing the four main Linux distributions, the XBox team chose 
Mandrake 9.0 because "Mandrake is very modern, provides a GPLed 3 CD 
download and runs with least modifications of all four (yes, we tested 
all of them)."

MSNBC.com -- Hacker group says it's done with OS version for console.
The new XBox version takes all the features of the PC version of 
Mandrake Linux 9-including the Gnome user interface, OpenOffice office 
software and the Mozilla Web browser-and adapts them to run on the 
Xbox. The software is available for download now.

Slashdot.org -- Xbox Receives Linux Mandrake 9.0.
"Today the Xbox Linux Project announced that Xbox Linux Mandrake 9 has 
been released. This is the first complete Linux distribution for the 
Microsoft Xbox gaming console. A 350 MB installation CD of Xbox Linux 
Mandrake 9 is available for download free of charge from the Xbox Linux 


DesktopLinux.com -- Mandrake still tops Desktop Linux poll.
This popular ongoing survey has been updated for October 3, 2002; 
Mandrake Linux remains the most popular desktop Linux distribution.

Website Watch
9.0 Errata released.
The first few erratas for Mandrake Linux 9.0 have been posted. Any 
users who encounter problems installing or running 9.0 are encouraged 
to consult the errata page for helpful advice and workarounds.


If you haven't yet had the opportunity to check out 9.0, the Mandrake 
Linux website offers several updated tutorials including:

 * A walkthrough of the 9.0 graphical installer
 * A beginner's tutorial for KDE3
  * First steps with GNOME2
 * Learn how the 9.0 Software Manager provides an easy way to keep your 
system up-to-date
 * And more

Software Updates
8.2 security-related software updates have been released for:

fetchmail -- fixes various vulnerabilities 
postgresql -- fixes various buffer overflows 

View the complete list at MandrakeSecure.net.

Headlines from MandrakeForum
Why is KDE on Mandrake faster than on Gentoo?
'Anonymous' wonders what "magic touch" was performed to achieve this 
speed improvement.

Mandrake 9.0--A beautiful work environment.
'enigmaatj' writes: "With Mandrake 9.0, linux has made leaps and bounds 
in fulfilling my desktop needs and will become my permanent working 
environment. Windows will be relegated to the arduous task of quenching 
my gaming habit, damn Morrowind and GTA3."
What are your impressions of the new release?

Not unlike an insurance policy
An anonymous reader compares the existence of MandrakeClub to an 
insurance policy and asks for suggestions on how to make the Club more 

PengAOL for Mandrake 9.0 is out!
For any users who would like to use an AOL connection with Mandrake 
Linux, this story may contain a solution.

Read these and other stories at MandrakeForum.

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