The Mint Newsletter – issue 66

* News about Mint

Intrepid has been released and work has started to produce Mint 6 Felicia

We will use another approach than earlier and make the production more scripted  which will make the editions a bit more like each other

Some of the news in Felicia have been presented earlier in the blog. This includes the new features in Intrepid and a bunch of Mint specific news
– MintUpdate 3 (see blog for list of improvements)
– MintInstall 5 (see blog..)
– MintUpload 2 (FTP support)
– MintNanny (see blog..)
– command line improvements (especially the new search command added to mintSystem)
– an upgrade tool (which will be released AFTER Mint 6)
– easy file-sharing within same network via integrated Giver
– upstream: multi-tabs in Nautilus and multiple Gnome 2.24 improvements
And more….
* News about Linux

Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10) was released Desktop Server

Ubuntu Linux: 8 Million Users and Growing

Dell developer joins Ubuntu Core Development Team

Shuttleworth: Ubuntu developer Canonical may need 3-5 more years of funding

Microsoft invited the Samba Team to it’s home campus for a week of hands on testing with their engineers

Mac, Linux, BSD open for attack according to Kaspersky

Mark Shuttleworth on GNOME usability hackfest

Linux to Ship on More Desktops than Windows

What is PackageKit? It’s gaining support

Linus Thorvalds on GPL and Richard Stallman

Linux Hater’s Blog closed 🙂

The latest news about the kernel is always found here

* News about IT

Internet Watch foundation for reports on Child sexual abuse content hosted worldwide

EuroPriSe -the European Privacy Seal for IT Products and IT-Based Services

Google Book Search comes to an agreement with authors and publishers.

Google Web Server ranks #3 in the Netcraft Web Server Survey, with 5.76% of all domains

Google guarantees 99.9% uptime for Google Apps

Google abandons deal with Yahoo

Yahoo’s Yang says Microsoft deal still best option

The end of an era – Windows 3.x – On 1 November Microsoft stopped issuing licences

Microsoft has introduced Office web applications

Windows Live ID Commits to Support OpenID (and so does Google)

Check Your Passwords Against Brute Force Attacks

Student charged after alerting principal to server hack

6 nabbed for Sarkozy hack

French Senate passes bill to disconnect filesharers

BD+, the Blu-ray copy protection system that was supposed to last 10 years, has now been solidly broken

Click Fraud Increasingly Driven by Botnets

OpenOffice Multiple Vulnerabilties and Security Issue

Microsoft Blue Hat: Researcher Demos No-Hack Attack

Delayed Java update finally ships

Microsoft to open up ‘M’ language

Only hours after Microsoft released an emergency patch the hole in Windows was being abused

Sinowal Trojan May Be One of the Worst Crimeware Ever Created

McCain pulls ahead in pharmaceutical spam

* Hardware news

Scientists build world’s smallest storage device Major breakthrough in quantum computing

A new technique may result in much smaller electronics as well as optical storage using  quantum plasma oscillations

VIA Announces the ‘Global Mobility Bazaar’ Program

More details of AMD 45nm CPU lineup revealed

Intel phases out first 45 nm processors

Asus asks public for notebook designs

PC makers move closer to a post-Windows world

EU concerned by airport full-body scanners

Flash data recovery technology needed

House key copied from photo

* Trivia and other links
Found a really funny signature in the Ubuntu forums used by “ooobuntooo”

The Day Microsoft make something that doesn’t suck…is the day they make Vacuum cleaners.

Intelsat Retires the Oldest Commercial Communications Satellite in Space after 32 Years of Service

* More about Linux Mint

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