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Date: Sun, 27 May 2001 11:40:29 -0500
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Subject: Linux-Mandrake community newsletter - Issue #1


                     L I N U X  -  M A N D R A K E

               C O M M U N I T Y    N E W S L E T T E R

                        Issue #1    Saturday, 26 May 2001


Welcome to the first edition of the Linux-Mandrake Community Newsletter 
dedicated to keeping you up-to-date with the latest Mandrake-related news & 

You are receiving this newsletter because you have subscribed to one of the 
Mandrake services. To be removed from this mailing list please go directly to 
the bottom of this newsletter to remove your name from the list.
This first newsletter is in English only ═- for additional languages please 
read the notice at the end of the newsletter.


This Week's Summary: Shakeup at MandrakeSoft; Mandrake-Linux 8.0; 
MandrakeStore is now open; Mandrake/PPC is coming; MandrakeForum's latest 

Shakeup at MandrakeSoft?

Many rumours have been circulating lately about Mandrakesoft. In order to 
understand what is really happening (and not happening), please read the 
complete coverage at Linux Weekly News on http://lwn.net/2001/0524/

Late-breaking news: MandrakeStore.com is open!

Grand Opening of MandrakeStore! For people wanting to purchase products & 
goodies directly from MandrakeSoft, please stop by and visit our new website:


You'll find a special Mandrake-Linux 8.0 PowerPack Subscription Offer, 
Mandrake 8.0 2-CD sets, Mandrake T-shirts, and more. Additional products will 
soon be added and the online store will continue to improve and grow, so 
please stop by.

What's Cooking at MandrakeSoft?

MandrakeSoft developers Stew Benedict and David Baudens have been submitting 
hundreds of packages built for the PPC platform in preparation of an upcoming 
beta. If you have a PowerMac (iMac, iBook...) or IBM PPC box, keep an eye on 
the Mandrake website or upcoming issues of this newsletter for announcements 
regarding the release of the first L-M 8.0 PPC Beta.

To get involved with the development process as a beta tester, please 
subscribe to the PPC port mailing list. Send an email to 
sympa на linux-mandrake.com with the words "SUB cooker-ppc" in the body of your 

Product News

Linux-Mandrake 8.0 retail packages have begun appearing on store shelves. 
Three products are available to choose from: Linux-Mandrake Standard Edition, 
for new and experienced users; Linux-Mandrake PowerPack Edition, for power 
users and those setting up a workstation or server; Linux-Mandrake ProSuite 
Edition, a Linux enterprise solution for small and medium-sized businesses.

The PowerPack and a special 2-CD set is available to purchase directly from 
MandrakeStore; see http://www.mandrakestore.com/ for additional information 
and ordering form.

Mandrake in the news

NewsForge offers a comprehensive and detailed comparison of Linux-Mandrake 
8.0 and Red Hat 7.1. 

The Duke Of Url has reviewed Mandrake-Linux 8.0 and their conclusion is: 
"Mandrake has raised the stakes in the distribution war." 

Show your support!

Please support our Open Source efforts with a voluntary contribution to your 
favorite project; choose from: Advanced Extranet Server, Alpha Port, 
Configuration Tools, Cooker, Documentation, DrakX (install), Gaming 
Development,  Gnome, HardDrake/Hardware support, I18n (Internationalization), 
Kernel, KDE, KOffice, MandrakeCampus, MandrakeExpert, MandrakeForum, 
MandrakeUser.org, Plex86, PowerPC Port, Quality Assurance, Security/Crypto, 
Sparc Port.

Top Stories of the Week from MandrakeForum

Deno in SuSE-Land and other stories 
Denis Havlic, the editor of MandrakeForum, kicks off a European Roadshow to 
promote Linux-Mandrake by visiting Germany.

I need more flexible firewall configuration tool!
A reader sends in his request and receives some helpful tips.

Mandrake 8.0 on the desktop at Work
A system adminstrator writes in that he currently has six servers running 
Linux-Mandrake (3 for DNS and 3 firewall/gateway
machines.) and plans to move all 500 of his workstations to Mandrake in the 
near future.
How do you use use Linux-Mandrake in your workplace?

Writing an Introductory book on L-M 8.0 -- What would you like to see?
MandrakeSoft employee Phil Lavigna is writing a book about Linux-Mandrake 8.0 
and asks for your input about what would make a good book on our favorite 
Linux distribution.

Read these and other stories at:

Latest headlines from the Linux-Mandrake Demo & Tutorial Center

A graphical walkthrough of a L-M 8.0 installation:

Quick look at some of the new features in L-M 8.0:

Mandrake Resources

The official documentation for L-M 8.0 is available online and can also be 
downloaded for viewing and printing:

MandrakeForum.com - Discussion forum for LM topics:

MandrakeCampus.com - MandrakeCampus provides free education and training 
courses to the entire GNU Linux community:

MandrakeExpert.com - Need help or want to help others? Choose an online 
"expert" and ask your question or become an expert yourself and share your 

MandrakeUser.org - A central repository of technical information and 
troubleshooting tips for the Linux-Mandrake distribution:

The Linux-Mandrake Demo & Tutorial Center - Online graphical tutorials of 
Linux-Mandrake: http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/demos/

Cooker - For developers and beta testers:


This first newsletter is in English only. We plan on offering the next 
newsletter also in Spanish, German and French. If you prefer one of those 
languages, please select one of the following links:




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