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Mandrakelinux Community Newsletter--Issue # 94

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Mandrakelinux Community Newsletter

Issue # 94 August 16, 2004


Welcome to the Mandrakelinux Community Newsletter -- dedicated to keeping you up-to-date with the latest Mandrakelinux-related news & info.
Inside this Issue:

  • Top Story -- Mandrakelinux 10.1 Beta1 is available!
  • Mandrakesoft News -- New Mandrakeonline is available!
  • Mandrakesoft & Business -- Personalized Solutions and Maintenance Program
  • Mandrakeclub News -- Mandrakeclub Forum v2
  • Market News -- PCs pre-installed with Mandrakelinux
  • Financial Corner -- 39% Increase in Revenues for Mandrakesoft
  • Quick Reminder ! -- Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official Products & New goodies
  • Software Updates -- Keeping your Mandrakelinux system up-to-date

Top Story


Mandrakelinux 10.1 Beta1 is available!

At last something to make your summer hotter, far better than all these linux unaware suntanned chicks and chaps you would like to get along with on the beach. Forget them and go back home, fill up your fridge with soya drinks (or your favorite one, but remember that fast assimilated sugar shortens your life expectancy). It is time to test your new air conditioner limits, switching on all the computers sitting around to test this new Mandrakelinux 10.1 beta! More details and links are available here.
http://www.mandrakeclub.com/article.php?sid=2382&mode=nocomments

Also, Mandrakesoft needs to know what you do to improve the Mandrakelinux interface on your computer. Complete this survey and tell us what you need.
Let us know what you would do to influence Mandrakelinux's future! http://poll.mandrakesoft.com/Ergonomics

Mandrakesoft News


New Mandrakeonline is available!

The new Mandrakeonline provides a wide range of valuable services to easily take care of all updates, on a range of Mandrakelinux systems, at a low cost. Read all about it here.
http://www.mandrakesoft.com/company/press/pr?n=/pr/services/2492

Mandrakesoft & Business


Personalized Solutions and Maintenance Program

The "Personalized Solutions and Maintenance Program" (PSMP) is an easy-to-use, free to register, cost effective program designed to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes. SME's, large and international corporations, academic institutions, governmental agencies, bulk buyers, non-profit organizations, VAR's, resellers etc. The program is designed to provide One-Stop complete Open Source solutions (Products/ Support/ Updates/ Services) to customers. Click here to learn more about this wonderful program.
http://www.mandrakeclub.com/article.php?sid=2386&mode=nocomments

Mandrakeclub News


Mandrakeclub Forum v2

Within a week, we will launch the new forum for testing. Then, both the old forum and the new testing forum will co-exist. We hope to launch the final version before August 20th. It is based on phpBB2 and will include almost all of its features. Learn more about the new version of Mandrakeclub.
http://www.mandrakeclub.com/article.php?sid=2377&mode=nocomments

Market News


PCs pre-installed with Mandrakelinux

Teaming with Europe's largest retailer, Carrefour, Mandrakesoft has begun offering PC's pre-installed with the Mandrakelinux desktop. Available through Mandrakestore, the PCs start at 299 euros and are available in France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Monaco. Read all about it here.
http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS7465907417.html

Order a PC pre-installed with Mandrakelinux now. http://www.mandrakestore.com

Financial Corner


39% Increase in Revenues for Mandrakesoft

During the third quarter of 2003/2004, Mandrakesoft produced a consolidated revenue of 1.50 M? and a gross margin of 1.25 M?, a respective increase of 39.1% and 66.7% compared to the same period of the previous fiscal year. Read the article here. http://www.mandrakesoft.com/company/investors/newsletter/sn040727

Quick Reminder !


Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official Products & New goodies

Don't forget, you'll find all new Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official products at Mandrakestore. Choose from the new range of packs and offers, from the Discovery desktop product to the Powerpack+ which includes a full client/server groupware solution, and several bundles with new extra Mandrakesoft goodies!
http://www.mandrakestore.com

Software Updates


Keeping your Mandrakelinux system up-to-date

Mandrakesoft provides timely security advisories to users of Mandrakelinux and related products to ensure users a safe computing experience, regardless of whether the chosen product is used as a desktop system or server.

Recent topics include:

  • Security Advisories
  • End of Life Product Support
  • CVE Compatibility
  • Advisory RSS Feed
  • Mailing Lists
  • Kernel Update Procedures

Updated packages include:

  • shorewall
  • printer-drivers
  • libpng
  • drakxtools
  • rpmdrake
  • OpenOffice.org
  • wv
  • libneon
  • sox
  • mod_ssl

Learn more about keeping Mandrakelinux up-to-date. http://www.mandrakesoft.com/security/

Reminder: If you are interested in securing your webserver with certificates, don't forget to download your free copy of the new Thawte step-by-step guide 'SSL Guide'.
http://www.mandrakesoft.com/advertising/thawte

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