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Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #83

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Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter
Issue #83 Friday, 12 Sept 2003

Welcome to the Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- dedicated to keeping you up-to-date with the latest Mandrake-related news & info.

In this issue:

  • Product Highlight: Mandrake 9.1 ProSuite
  • Mandrake Linux is 5 years old!
  • Mandrake in the News -- OFB.biz, Slashdot.org, LinuxQuestions.org, Newsforge.com
  • MandrakeClub -- Hot new apps for Club members
  • BizCase of the Week -- All Mandrake servers for the Sabanci University Computer Club
  • Software Updates -- pam_ldap, gkrellm, apache2, more

Product Highlight

Mandrake 9.1 ProSuite: An ideal choice for your business.

Recently awarded by InfoWorld as the best Linux solution for businesses -- as well as being selected for a series of grueling tests by the online magazine "Open For Business" -- the Mandrake Linux ProSuite Edition is a complete end-to-end solution for any business environment.

  • 8 CDs feature a wide selection of world-class server software
  • 1 Workstation DVD
  • IBM DB2 Universal Database for Linux (90 days full trial version)
  • 5 phone incidents valid for 60 days
  • 90 days web support via MandrakeExpert
  • 3 printed manuals

More and more small businesses are turning to Linux to provide cost-effective computing solutions. Put Linux to work for your business by purchasing the Mandrake Linux 9.1 ProSuite Edition today.

Mandrake Linux is 5 years old!

Mandrake Linux turned five on July, 23rd 2003.

Which was your first Mandrake?

  • ML 5.1 'Venice' -- July 1998
  • ML 5.2 'Leeloo' -- December 1998
  • ML 5.3 'Festen' -- Feb 1999
  • ML 6.0-'Venus' -- May 1999
  • ML 6.1 'Helios' -- September 1999
  • ML 7.0 'Air' -- January 2000 (first graphical installer)
  • ML 7.1 'Helium' -- June 2000
  • ML 7.2 'Odyssey' -- October 2000
  • ML 8.0 'Traktopel' -- April 2001 (kernel 2.4)
  • ML 8.1 'Vitamin' -- September 2001 (devfs)
  • ML 8.2 'Bluebird' -- March 2002
  • ML 9.0 'Dolphin' -- September 2002
  • ML 9.1 'Bamboo' -- March 2003

Mandrake in the News

OFB.biz -- Mandrake rules OfB poll.

Once again, the users have spoken. The Open for Business website poll has attracted over 3600 votes, and almost 30% choose Mandrake as their favorite Linux distribution.

LinuxQuestions.org -- Mandrake Forum.

LinuxQuestions.org has opened a new discussion forum dedicated to Mandrake Linux. Stop by to meet other Mandrake Linux users and share your experiences.

Newsforge.com -- First look at HP's first US all-Linux PC.

Newsforge's Joe Barr publishes a review of a new HP/Compaq PC that's available preloaded with Mandrake Linux 9.1.


Flash: Hot new Commercial applications now available at MandrakeClub.

18 new commercial applications have recently been added to the MandrakeClub Download section, including a complete version of Fax2Send -- full-featured Fax software for Linux. Beacon is offering the personal edition of this software package free to MandrakeClub members (a $25 USD value!).

On July 29, 2003, the KDE Project announced the availability of KDE 3.1.3, a new version of this popular graphical desktop environment. MandrakeSoft developers worked overtime to package this new release for MandrakeClub members -- so come and get it!

Not yet a MandrakeClub member? To learn more, please visit: http://mandrakelinux.com/en/club/

Business Case of the Week

Education/Research: All servers in Sabanci University Computer Club.

The Computer Club at Sabanci University, Turkey, uses Mandrake for their 8 servers. 'huseyin' explains:

"In one server there are 9 hard disks, raid, total of 960 gb, running proftp. Another one is used for web server having more than 30 virtual address and 5000 hits per day running advx, it also streams the Radio Club broadcast. Two machines are used to capture the tv signal, ( one encoder one streamer) stream and multicast TV channels to the local network. Another one is a game server running counter strike , and psychostats where it logs the displays the game statistics from web. One little machine is running Mandrake MultiNetworkFirewall, it limits the overall access. Other servers are used for daily use, network file server(Samba), database server (oracle, postgresql, mysql), cvs server and programming."

Software Updates

9.1 software updates have been released for:

  • pam_ldap -- fixes vulnerability with pam filtering
  • gkrellm -- fixes remote arbitrary code execution vulnerability
  • apache2 -- fixes multiple vulnerabilities
  • gdm packages fixes vulnerabilities
  • perl-CGI -- fixes cross-site scripting vulnerabilities
  • eroaster -- fixes temporary file vulnerability
  • unzip -- fixes vulnerability

View the complete list at MandrakeSecure.net.

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