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Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #65

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            Issue #65    Thursday,  24 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: Upcoming Frankfurt LinuxWorld Expo; Mandrake in 
the News; The Latest MandrakeClub Activities; Financial Corner; Linux 
Training; Desktop Fun; New Russian Mailing List; Software Updates; 
Headlines from MandrakeForum

Upcoming Frankfurt LinuxWorld Expo
MandrakeSoft is pleased to participate in this year's LinuxWorld Expo 
Frankfurt 2002, which is being held from October 29th through the 31st 
in Frankfurt Germany. Come visit us at AMD's booth (booth A10, Hall 
6.1) and we will gladly answer any questions.

Each day, from 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM, Denis Havlik, of MandrakeClub and
MandrakeForum, will be giving demonstrations of Mandrake Linux 9.0. 
Gwenole Beauchesne, of the MandrakeSoft development team, will be 
holding a presentation entitled  "Porting Mandrake Linux to x86-64" on 
Wednesday, October 30th at 4:40 PM.

Visit the official website for all the details.

Mandrake in the News
Linux Journal Announces Winners of 8th Annual Readers' Choice Awards.
Almost 6,000 readers visited the Linux Journal website and voted on 
their top choices in 25 categories... and the winner is... Mandrake in 
the "Favorite Distribution" category. Thanks everyone for your 
support and votes.

ExtremeTech.com -- Review: Mandrake Linux 9.0.
ExtremeTech posts an information-packed review that is so thorough, it 
might be considered a tutorial. Great job ExtremeTech!
"In this review, we'll discuss the new features in the latest Mandrake 
release, explain the basic installation procedures, provide some advice 
for new and intermediate Linux users, then we'll suggest some 
additional learning tools and usage pointers."

RatedPC.com -- Mandrake 9.0 First Impressions.
RatedPC discusses the 9.0 Installation, Setting up the Desktop 
(including tips on fonts & themes), and Included Applications. Despite 
being bit by the USB bug (see MandrakeForum headline in this issue 
for solution), their conclusion is: "The more I use Mandrake 9.0 and 
learn about its new features, the more impressed I get. Should you 
upgrade? If you have the time, definetly [sic]."

650MB ISO images of Mandrake Linux 9.0.
A small group of people have complained that their old CD-burners can 
not write 700MB CDs. If you have this problem, MandrakeClub is now 
offering 650MB MandrakeLinux 9.0 ISO images. Denis adds: "Beware: these 
ISOs aren't properly tested, and they are completely unsupported. In 
fact, officially they don't even exist. .-)"

Learn more about beta-testing this unsupported release.

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

Financial Corner
Fiscal Year 2001/2002 -- Revenues Up 28%.
"MandrakeSoft consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2001-2002 increased 
by 28% to 4.6 M euros. This performance, during a time of particularly 
difficult market conditions throughout the software industry, is the 
result of successful new product lines: online sales at MandrakeStore, 
income from OEMs, and Mandrake Users Club. Together these have 
generated 43% of the overall revenue, compared to 11% in the last 
fiscal year."

Read this month's MandrakeSoft Shareholder Newsletter.

Linux Training
Five reasons why LPIC outpaces Red Hat's RHCE.
Would you like to formalize your Linux knowledge but not sure which 
certification to pursue? ZDNet's Erik Eckel gives five reasons why the 
Linux Professional Institute's certification recently beat out Red 
Hat's RHCE as the certification that is the "fastest-rising in 

When you're ready for high-quality Linux training, think 
"Linux-Campus." Linux-Campus offers classroom-based training on a wide 
variety of up-to-date, vendor-neutral Linux solutions. Linux-Campus -- 
brought to you by MandrakeSoft and our network of partners -- is an 
ideal way to prepare for Linux Professional Institute (LPI) 

Desktop Fun
Art.gnome.org now open to the public.
A new website has been dedicated to GNOME users, developers, artists, 
and everyone else who loves the GNOME environment. This impressive 
website offers beautiful background images to download, great-looking 
themes, splash screens, icons, and even a 'tips & tricks' section. Stop 
by art.gnome.org for sure-fire "desktop inspiration."

New Russian Mailing List
A new mailing list for Russian Mandrake users is now available -- 
expert-ru@linux-mandrake.com. Subscribe to this discussion list by 
sending an email to sympa@linux-mandrake.com with the words "sub 
expert-ru" in the body of your message. 

Software Updates
9.0 software updates have been released for:

gv/ggv -- fixes command execution vulnerabilities
drakxtools -- fixes problems with harddrake
devfsd -- fixes problem with ida devices
apache -- fixes multiple vulnerabilities

View the complete list at MandrakeSecure.net.

Headlines from MandrakeForum
ML 9.0 Troubleshooting: Problems with USB.
Denis posts an article about troubleshooting a USB problem which may 
affect certain keyboards and mice in 9.0:

"Upgrading" from a different distribution.
'truyen' asks if it's possible to "upgrade" from RedHat 7.3 to Mandrake 
9.0. Deno and Forum readers provide some valuable tips.

Read these and other stories at MandrakeForum.

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