Weekly Newsletter – Issue 63

* News about Mint

Lots of improvements leading up to Mint 6 Felicia

mintUpload to support FTP

mintNanny introduced – a simple tool to prevent children from accessing certain websites

Three new commands – search, apt contains and apt content.

Mint is now to be on the major distributions page on Distrowatch

* News about Linux

Bruce Perens: A Big Change for Open Source – An appeals court has erased most of the doubt around Open Source licensing, permanently in a decision

Michael Robertson sued over Linspires missing cash

New releases recently

Mandriva Linux 2009 and Puppy Linux 4.1

Debian Lenny was not released – What you can do for “Lenny”

Ubuntu Confirms Linux Netbook Returns Higher than Anticipated

A Guide Through The Linux Sound API Jungle

Mono 2.0 has been released

The Ubuntu Upstream Report

LinuxWorld will relaunch as the OpenSource World Conference & Expo

How PowerTOP, LatencyTOP, and Five-Second Boot Improve Desktop Linux

The latest news about the kernel is always found here

* News about IT

Security researchers warn of new ‘clickjacking’ browser bugs The latest version of NoScript protects against this

Flash Player workaround available for “Clickjacking” issue for and earlier

Nasty web bug descends on world’s most popular sites

Researchers uncover major IP flaw

Council sells security hole on Ebay

Hackers exploit Neosploit to booby trap BBC, US postal service

Shadowserver to Build ‘Sinkhole’ Server to Find Errant Bots

Norwegian standards body implodes over OOXML controversy

Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder Richard Stallman

Obviously the new Facebook layout is not liked by all, there are at least three groups claiming a million members

Google: Commitment to Sustainable Computing

Microsoft will move its main office for enterprise search to Norway

Microsoft gives users six months longer to flee from Vista – Buckling to OEMs?

Microsoft tries to put fear of God into scareware vendors

Venezuela orders 1 million laptops from Portugal

New trans-Pacific submarine cable completed

Japan home owners to be offered 16Gbit/s Internet connection

How Online Fraudsters Are Using SAAS in Their Networks

World’s electrical grids open to attack (not sure where to put this)

* Hardware news

AMD to split the company

Report: Fujitsu to sell hard drive business to Western Digital

New plate from BT promises broadband boost

Lightbulbs Could Replace Wi-Fi Hotspots

* Trivia and other links

Clean Energy 2030 Google’s Proposal for reducing U.S. dependence on fossil fuels

* More about Linux Mint

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