The Mint Newsletter – issue 65

* 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 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

* Trivia and other links

* More about Linux Mint

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* Editors comment

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