Welcome to the Mandriva Linux Community Newsletter -- dedicated to keeping you up-to-date with the latest Mandriva-related news & info.
Mandriva Linux Community Newsletter
Issue # 104 June 3rd, 2005
Welcome to the Mandriva Linux Community Newsletter -- dedicated to
keeping you up-to-date with the latest Mandriva-related news & info.
Inside this Issue:
* Top Story -- Mandriva Linux Limited Edition 2005 available to all!
* Mandriva Releases -- Limited Edition 2005 for PowerPC released!
* Mandriva News -- Monthly payment for Mandriva Club memberships now
* Mandriva Updates -- Update your Mandriva - more secure, more
Mandriva Linux Limited Edition 2005 available to all!
Our top story this week is the public release of Mandriva Linux
Limited Edition 2005! Of course, network installation has been
possible since last month, but now anyone who wants to try out the
new release - with its updated applications, improved hardware
support and refined configuration tools - simply by downloading CD or
DVD images now can! Of course, Club members and buyers of the boxed
set still get access to extra applications and popular commercial
applications and drivers. You can access the free download version by
following this link.
Limited Edition 2005 for PowerPC released!
Rounding out the set of popular processors, the unofficial
community-developed PowerPC release of Mandriva Linux Limited Edition
2005 is now available for all. This version has been developed with a
special emphasis on supporting popular PowerPC hardware, including
the new Mac Mini, which is almost perfectly supported by this
release. PowerPC users can find out how to download Limited Edition
2005 on our download page.
Updated XBox installation discs available
Unfortunately, there were some problems with installation of Limited
Edition 2005 onto the XBox. Luckily, our XBox expert, Stew Benedict,
has come to the rescue with updated XBox installation images! On our
download sites, you will find two updated installation discs for XBox
users. You can download the smallest one, burn it to a CD, and then
use it to start an installation from the original Limited Edition
2005 CDs or DVD, or you can do a minimal installation from the
updated mini CD release and then install additional applications with
our packaging tools. Either way, these images will fix the problems
with XBox support during installation. There's more information and
advice on running Mandriva on XBox on this page from the Mandriva
Monthly payment for Mandriva Club memberships now available!
Responding to a popular request from our potential customers, we have
now made available monthly payment for Mandriva Club memberships! For
all levels from Silver upwards, you now have the option to pay the
subscription monthly, rather than paying the whole amount in advance.
We hope this makes it easier for those with lower budgets to enjoy the
benefits of Club membership, including a big and friendly community of
users, access to exclusive downloads of releases and updated packages,
and regular chats with important figures in the Mandriva world. You
can sign up to join the Club, from just 11 Euros or US$12 per month
for Silver membership, here.
Mandriva at Campus Party 2005
Mandriva will be at Campus Party 2005, taking place in Valencia (in
Spain) between July 25th and 31st 2005. Campus Party is a large event
aimed at young European enthusiasts, with areas for Action & Strategy,
Sports, Simulation, Free Software, CampusCrea, CampusBot, Modding,
Astronomy and Games Development. The Mandriva area will be in the
Free Software section. Come and visit! You can sign up to attend by
A new developer joins Mandriva!
Per =C3=98yvind Karlsen has joined the Mandriva team! Per =C3=98yvind is a
veteran of the Mandriva community, and has been contributing packages
to the distribution for several years. He has been hired to work on
providing updated versions of major applications for Club members -
just another benefit of joining the Club! We all welcome Per =C3=98yvind
to the team, and we're sure he'll be a great benefit to the company.
Limited Edition 2005 Review on LWN
LWN.net has published its review of Limited Edition 2005 here. In
testament to the smooth, trouble-free nature of Limited Edition 2005,
they mention that they "used the i586 edition extensively for about a
week and we have yet to find any problem with the distribution."
Chalk up another happy user of LE 2005!
Mandriva German community SETI team
Our large community of German speaking users has its own community
website. In order to help spread the new name of the company, the
site set up a SETI@Home team named MandrivaUser.de. Showing the power
of Mandriva, the team is now among the top 10% worldwide! If you're a
German-speaking Mandriva user, visit the site today! Maybe you can
even join the team...
Update your Mandriva - more secure, more functional
What should you do every day? Well, wake up on time, take a shower,
feed the cat and, of course, update your Mandriva Linux. Updates
released since the last issue include important security fixes for
X.org, OpenOffice.org and others, and bug fixes for KDE and the
Mandriva tools, so remember to update regularly to keep your system
secure and up to date! Of course, you have an alarm clock to help you
wake up on time, so why not get Mandriva Online to help you remember
to update on time? It'll even help you do the updates, and notify you
when they're available. That's better than an alarm clock any day of