* News about Mint
Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released!
Work on Mint 6 has started and we hope to release soon after Intrepid (main and 64 bits)
* News about Linux
Estimating the Total Development Cost of a Linux Distribution
Ubuntu explains OpenOffice.org 3.0 decision
Why is openSUSE released on Thursdays
The latest news about the kernel is always found here
* News about IT
56 Arrested in DarkMarket Sting, Says FBI “Leading illegal site” was the FBI
New Data Privacy Laws Set For Firms in some states in the US
Interpol wants facial recognition database to catch suspects
UK slows down plan for sweeping electronic surveillance
Microsoft patents speech censoring
Class action suit alleges Google company profits from “typosquatting” sites
Off-grid data centre powered by tidal energy planned for Scotland
EU to stick age ratings on the Internet
Open source license violations manual published
Botnets on cell phones in 2009?
Microsoft is releasing an “emergency patch” on Thursday October 23 – must be really serious
* Hardware news
Scientists Create the Memristor: Missing Fourth Electronic Circuit Element There seems to have been some development just recently but no link found
Scientist turns to ink-jet printer for a new heart – the previous newsletter had a similar news item – a new trend?
Via Nano Processor Proclaimed The Best CPU for Cryptography
Likely Cause of Intel e1000e Bug Discovered
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