The Mint Newsletter – issue 67

* News about Mint

The first RC of Mint 6 Felicia is released

Release notes here

We want the community to test it thoroughly the next two weeks

Much of the new stuff in Felicia will be ported to Mint 5 Elyssa

In fact if you have enabled Romeo (our unstable repository) and installed/updated you will find Felicia familiar.

It took a large effort to create both the main and Community Editions (KDE, XFCE and  Fluxbox) of Mint 5 which means that we have not had the time to add new artwork and new Mint tools as much as we wanted

We intend to add Wubi (in Mint WLMI) before the final version is released and also have metapackages with new artwork around the time of release

We have changed the way we work on new editions which will make it easier to create metapackages. We hope to have metapackages for the different Mint desktops in the future

* News about Linux

The GNOME Foundation gets official support of Motorola and Google as sponsors and members of the GNOME Board of Advisors

Creative Gives In, They Open-Source Their X-Fi Driver

Linux boots in 2.97 seconds

The latest news about the kernel is always found here

* News about IT

Security flaw in VLC – patch released. If the Linux versions are effected the one in the Mint repositories is not secure, you need 0.9.6 for that

Microsoft director delivered the keynote at ApacheCon

Hybrid SLI and CrossFire unstable, says Microsoft – bad news for laptops?

Data losses hit 280 million people

Chinese hack into White House network

WPA Wi-Fi encryption (partially) cracked

Fake WordPress site distributing backdoored release

Inmate hacked prison network, broke into employee database

Most users continue to use Internet apps — even after being told they’ve been compromised

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