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* News about Mint
KDE CE RC1 Delayed This has been (mainly) because of a problem with localization – downloaded languages did not install. Even with a DVD sized ISO we can’t have all language packs in the ISO – bandwidth comes with a prize.
We get an increasing amount of spam in the forum (we are popular :)) but it’s becoming quite a nuisance….
* News about Linux
KDE 4.1 released
Google Gadgets for Linux
RealPlayer update fixes critical security holes which are for Linux as well
Launchpad to become open source in the next 12 months
Shuttleworth challenges open source to out-pretty Apple
Intel mobile Linux stack dumps Ubuntu
* News about IT
Microsoft donates cash to Apache
Speculation over back door in Skype
Google hits a milestone: found 1 trillion (as in 1,000,000,000,000) unique URLs on the web at once!
The dark side of the internet is growing. An infested site discovered every 5 seconds
Here’s someone leaving the dark side (MS developer goes to open source)
* Hardware news
Some nvidia mobile GPUs are flawed Dell releases BIOS update to alleviate. I think we may have a few people in the forum with this problem. It’s Geforce 8400M and 8600M that are affected.
D-Wave’s Orion: The First Commercial Quantum Computer?
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