From:"Open Magazine" <>
Subject: A look at Mandrake's new release
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 12:38:01 -0400
September 26, 2003

Open Magazine - Your strategic guide to Open Source

This week, we look at a true Open Source business story. It isn't as 
much about going from rags to riches as it is about guys starting out as 
academics with this real curiosity about connecting information systems 
using open standards, assuming they'll make some bread and milk money 
doing Unix consulting on the side, and waiting patiently for the bankers 
to stop laughing when they tell them they have this business where they 
give software away to libraries for free. For those who like a good 
solid ending, you're going to like hearing from the co-founder of Index 
Data, a consultancy specializing in information retrieval in networked 

Over at openBench Labs this week, the story is all about the new 
release of Mandrake Linux 9.2 and its new twist to networking, a twist that 
openBench Labs tells us really changes the feel of Mandrake Linux quite 

For this week's findings, click on


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