September 18, 2001

Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter - Issue #14

Author: JT Smith

"This Week's Summary: Hewlett Packard offering PCs preloaded with
Mandrake; Special Offer on ProSuite Edition at; New
Product -- Mandrake Linux Update CDs; New Mandrake T-shirts; Cooker
Weekly News Summary; Business Case of the Week; This Week's Online
Poll; Security-related software updates; Headlines from MandrakeForum;
What's New at"

Product News
               Hewlett-Packard now offering PCs with Mandrake Linux pre-installed.
               The HP Vectra models vl420, vl800 and e-pc40 now offer the option of
               MS-Windows or Mandrake 8.0 according to the HP website. The machines
               come equipped with Celeron or Pentium 4's. Please see the following
               links for complete information on the different models.


               Save $50 when purchasing ProSuite at
               The Mandrake Linux 8.0 ProSuite Edition is a complete Linux Enterprise
               solution. Server Configuration Wizards allow you to quickly setup &
               configure services with just a few mouse clicks. The ProSuite Edition
               comes complete with Extended Server Support that covers installation &
               configuration of the operating system plus several key services
               (Apache, Postfix, Samba, FTP and SSH). Additionally, 2 free Update CDs
               are provided (when they become available) containing bugfixes and
               security updates.

               For detailed product descriptions of Mandrake Linux 8.0 ProSuite
               Edition, please see:


               New Product Announcement -- Mandrake Linux Update CDs.
               Now you can receive the latest software updates in one convenient
               package. Mandrake Linux Update CDs contain security updates, bugfixes,
               as well as the most recent packages as of September 15, 2001. Update
               CDs are available for Mandrake Linux 7.2, 8.0, Corporate Server, and
               Single Network Firewall.

               Available now for $20 US (shipping included) at MandrakeStore.


               New Mandrake T-shirts featuring SuperTux!
               Get the latest T-shirt designed exclusively for MandrakeStore
               (currently only available outside of North America).
               SuperTux -- black short sleeve, 100% cotton with 3 color printing, XL
               only. "Building a friendly Linux World" printed on the back.
               $19 USD + $10 USD shipping & handling (tax included).

               What's Cooking at MandrakeSoft?
               According to the September 10th edition of the Mandrake Cooker Weekly
               News, a new wizard called "DrakeFirstTime" has now made its appearance
               in Cooker. DrakeFirstTime allows new users to configure their window
               manager and email client (at present KMail and Netscape), and also
               offers the opportunity to register for MandrakeOnline.
               MandrakeOnline is a new service which provides a Mandrake email alias
               ( and allows users to record their system
               configuration and save it online (thereby making it possible to
               download this important information in case of system crash or file
               corruption). Additionally, MandrakeOnline will provide security update 
               alerts customized to the system's configuration.

               Read the current online version of the Mandrake Cooker Weekly News at
      or subscribe by sending an email to
      with the words "subscribe cooker-mcwn" (no
               quotes) in the subject line.

               Business Case of the Week
               Benefit Software uses Linux-Mandrake for web development and surges
               Benefit Software develops web-based applications using PHP, HTMLOS and
               MySQL. They use Mandrake Linux on their development computers because
               of the wide range of tools it supplies, its easy installation and its
               bleeding edge look at technology.
               "Linux Mandrake provides the many web tools we need to be productive,
               including the apache web server, php, mysql, gimp, ssh, vim, mozilla,
               galeon, gaim (communication) during install and constant updates at

               Read many more examples of Mandrake Linux in the workplace at:

               If you use MandrakeSoft products in your business, please share your
               story by submitting your own personal "Bizcase".

               This Week's Online Poll
               This week's poll is a request from the developers: "Please help the
               developers improve the keyboard settings in MandrakeLinux by completing
               a brief survey. At the moment we are interested in finding out which
               language people use during the installation, which keyboards are most
               commonly used with each language, and how usable is MandrakeLinux with
               various languages."

               Please take a minute to help improve Mandrake Linux:

               Software Updates
               Security-related software updates have been released for
               xli/xloadimage. See the entire list at:

               Top Stories of the Week from MandrakeForum
               The Beta 3 of Mandrake Linux 8.1 has arrived.
               Many beta-testers report their observations.

               Moooouuuuseeee Shaaaaadoooow :-)
               Tom describes how to get a mouse shadow working with nVidia's video
               card: "The one feature I've always deemed as cool in Windows 2000 has
               been the 'mouse shadow', which adds a nice 3d touch to your mouse

               Videoconferencing in LM 8.1 (beta)
               Deno writes: "A few days ago, Florin made gnomemeeting rpm package ,
               followed by server packages needed to set up a complete
               videotelephony/conferencing environment for your
               school/company/family/friends. If you have been looking for a good
               reason to try out the 8.1 beta, look no further: gnomemeeting is cool,
               easy to use, and compatible with other h323 clients (like netmeeting)."

               How to get standalone Java applications working in KDE.
               Conman provides an easy-to-follow explanation of a topic that is
               quite important to many users.

               Crossover plugin from Codeweavers: Quicktime, Shockwave and
               more for Linux.
               Great story for folks who keep saying that they can't use Linux because
               this or that doesn't work.

               Getting Along With Windows XP.
               Tom tests Windows XP and posts a simple explanation on how to install
               Mandrake Linux together with XP, as well as how to get rid of either
               Windows or Linux afterwards.

               Read these and other stories at:

               What's New at
               Updated articles on:

                   * Hardware Configuration
                   * Removable Storage Devices
                   * IDE Hard Drives
                   * nVidia on Mandrake

               New articles on:

                   * Configuring automount, contributed by Kevin McCormick
                   * Multibooting WinSE, W2k and Mandrake, contributed by Scott Hanak


                   * The Mandrake Laptop Files now contain 300 entries.
                   * New Download Archive for September.




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