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26-11-2003, 07:49 PM
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Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter

Issue #85 Monday, 23 November 2003

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

In this issue:

* Top Story -- 9.2 ISOs Released
* Sponsor of the Week - Thawte
* What's Cookin' -- 9.2 Release Candidate for AMD64
* 9.2 Errata Update -- LG CD-ROM drives
* Mandrake in the News -- WarpedSystems.sk.ca, Slashdot.org
* November's Netcraft Survey -- ADVX Now #9
* New Graphical Tutorials -- LinNeighborhood, Dia, Server Wizards,
Configure the Desktop
* 9.2 Software Updates -- drakxtools, totem, apache, more

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This week's sponsor: Thawte -- "It's a trust thing"
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Top Story
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Mandrake Linux 9.2 ISOs Released.
On November 13th, ISOs of Mandrake Linux 9.2 began appearing on public
FTP sites. In addition to recently introduced technology such as NTFS
partition resizing, ACPI power-management, 'Zeroconf' network support
and expanded WiFi support, Mandrake 9.2 offers countless improvements,
such as a refined 'MandrakeGalaxy' theme, improved configuration tools
and of course KDE 3.1.3, GNOME 2.4.0, OpenOffice 1.1 and Mozilla 1.4.

* Download locations:
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/ftp.php3

* Features page:
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/9.2/features/

The ideal complement to Mandrake Linux 9.2 is a membership to
MandrakeClub. Treat yourself to a wide range of benefits including
immediate access to more than 50,000 applications for Mandrake Linux.
Subscribing to MandrakeClub is also the best way to help support
Mandrake Linux development.
http://mandrakelinux.com/en/club/


Sponsor of the Week - Thawte
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What's Cookin' at MandrakeSoft
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9.2 Release Candidate for AMD64.
The first Release Candidate of the upcoming Mandrake Linux 9.2 for AMD64
(Athlon64 and Opteron) was released on November 6th. This may be the
last opportunity to help squash bugs before the final. Release
information and FTP locations are available online:
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/92amd64beta.php3


9.2 Errata Update
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Mandrake Linux 9.2 and LG CD-ROM drives.
Due to a bug in certain LG CD-ROM drives, Linux users have reported
damage to these devices after installing the most recent versions of
several Linux distributions (Mandrake 9.2 included). The hardware
company 'LG' has released updated firmware for these devices and a
recovery procedure for damaged drives. All users are encouraged to
upgrade the firmware on CD-ROM systems prior to installing or upgrading
Mandrake Linux 9.2. The MandrakeClub website has the complete story:
http://www.mandrakeclub.com/article.php?sid=1364


Mandrake in the News
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WarpedSystems.sk.ca -- Building 'Nefarious' Part 2: Install.
In this second part of a three part article, Warped Systems describes
the process of installing Mandrake 9.2 RC1 on an AMD Athlon 64 system:
"I stated in the first part, that I would be using Beta 3 of the
Mandrake 9.2 AMD build. As it always happens, mere seconds after I had
finished documenting the install of Beta 3, RC1 was released. I
re-installed with RC1, but since there where no major differences
between Beta 3 and RC1, you will see Beta 3 screenshots sprinkled
amount the RC1 shots."
http://www.warpedsystems.sk.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=35&page=1


Slashdot.org -- Mandrake 9.2 ISOs Available.
Slashdot discusses the public release of 9.2:
http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/11/14/190211&mode=nested&tid=147&tid=187


Advanced Extranet Server Scores Big in Webserver Survey
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According to November's Netcraft survey, MandrakeSoft's 'Advanced
Extranet Server' (ADVX) is now the 9th most widely used web server
software. One year ago it held the 11th position:
http://www.netcraft.com/survey/Reports/200311/byserver/

The Mandrake Linux Advanced Extranet Server is an
enhanced/high-performance version of the famous Apache web server. It
is packaged exclusively by MandrakeSoft as a turn-key solution -- very
easy to install & configure, and includes the most popular modules such
as mod_php, mod_perl, mod_mysql, mod_ssl, and many others.
http://www.advx.org/


New User-submitted Mandrake tutorials
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Several Mandrake users heeded the call in last month's newsletter by
submitting the first few 'User Submitted Graphical Tutorials.' Stop by
the ML website to learn about:

* Linneighborhood -- a graphical front-end for Samba:
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/demos/tutorials/linneighborhood/

* Dia -- a specialized drawing tool (similar to Visio):
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/demos/tutorials/dia/

* Server Wizards -- Enable Your Mandrake Linux Web Server:
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/demos/tutorials/webwizard/

* Configure the Mandrake/KDE desktop:
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/demos/tutorials/desktopconfig/

Thanks very much to the authors who responded. You can write a tutorial
too: just send an email to phil@mandrakesoft.com for all the details.

Also, don't miss Eric Fernandez's guide for installing and configuring
software in Mandrake Linux 9.2 (which should soon also appear at
mandrakelinux.com):
http://www.zebulon.org.uk/ICML0.HTML


Software Updates
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9.2 software updates have been released for:

* drakxtools -- fixes multiple bugs
* fileutils and coreutils -- fixes vulnerabilities
* SnortSnarf -- fixes dependency problems
* totem -- fixes crash
* OpenDX -- fixes problem starting dx
* hylafax -- fixes remote root vulnerability
* apache -- fixes vulnerabilities

View the complete list at MandrakeSecure.net:
http://www.mandrakesecure.net/

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