The Mint Newsletter – issue 68

* News about Mint

Mint is successful but we still cannot afford to have paid staff working on the project. All team members work on Mint in their spare time. This means that family matters (like moving house) can make a team member be absent from Mint for some time. This happens to Clem, the founder of Mint, at present, and he writes about it in the blog

RC1 for the main edition is good enough to be the final with a few adjustments and wubi (in Mint LMWI) added.

Work on the KDE edition has produced some internal betas, but there is some more work to be done before a RC can be released, but it should not be long

* News about Linux

Fedora 10 is released

Is Smolt the Key to Counting Linux Users?

Red Hat Fedora Claims It’s the Leader in Linux

Ubuntu’s Mark Shuttleworth opens up on mobility and design

Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase II – will it make the design look better?

ARM and Canonical to bring full Ubuntu desktop experience to low-power, ARM technology-based computing devices

“Moonlight” ready to shine

Linux Foundation Workgroup Tackles Federal Mandate for Next-Generation Internet Protocol

16 interviews with Linux Kernel hackers

MPX, X Input 2 Not Ready For X Server 1.6

On you can view statistics about kernel crashes, currently 2.6.25 seems to be the worst

The 7 Deadly Linux Commands (or don’t do this at home)

The latest news about the kernel is always found here

* News about IT

NASA Successfully Tests First Deep Space Internet

IBM to build computer based on human brain

Teenagers learn important social, technical skills online: study

Mozilla developers readying one more beta cycle for Firefox 3.1

Pentagon recalls USB sticks over virus fears

350 million spam mail generated 28 attempts to by. Without the use of botnets spam would not be economically viable study shows Still the profit generated is around $ 10 000 a day….

How Much Does Spam Cost You? Google Will Calculate

The amount of spam has decreased heavily after a major host for spammers was closed down and a botnet stopped stopped working

Adam Guerbuez Atlantis Blue Capital: Guerbuez fined $436.3 million for spamming Facebook

Interpol cracks down on illegal online meds (Never by medicines on line unless you like to gamble with your health – editors comment)

Brief study shows difficulty in detecting malware (We’re lucky to be on Linux)

Anti fraud site hit by a DDoS attack

Demand for Internet bandwidth will exceed supply by 2012 according to a report

Mac OS X targeted by Trojan and backdoor tool (but still hardly any viruses)

IETF: Should we ignore the Kaminsky bug?

US court orders keylogger CyberSpy to halt software sales

DOE’s Oak Ridge supercomputer now world’s fastest for open science

Adobe answers cries for 64-bit Flash on Linux

Microsoft Says over 11% of Vista Printer Driver Installs Fail

Microsoft e-mails detail internal fight over ‘Vista Capable’ changes

Yahoo sells shopping service Kelkoo at a considerable loss

* Hardware news

AMD/ATI introduces it’s counterpart to Nivida’s CUDA

Catalyst 8.12 is to enable this for Radeon HD 4000

* Trivia and other links

Rung up: Workers out for Obama cell-phone snooping

* More about Linux Mint

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