The Mint Newsletter – issue 71

* News about Mint

Linux Mint 6 “Felicia” x64 RC1 released!

Linux Mint 7 will be named “Gloria”

mintInstall 5.3.6 – faster refresh

We have had some problems in the forum – Mint is ever more popular and our servers become overloaded. We will soon have a new server and better bandwidth

* News about Linux

The latest news about the kernel is always found here

Debian 5 release approaches… binary blobs included

Btrfs (the file system) aims for the mainline

openSUSE Project Announces csync

* News about IT

SSL broken! Hackers create rogue CA certificate using MD5 collisions (this is serious)

The worm Downadup infected Swedish hospital including equipment used on patients causing severe danger (Swedish only link)

Weak Password Brings ‘Happiness’ to Twitter Hacker

Jobs: Hormone imbalance causing weight loss

OLPC – Refocusing on our mission

China targets Google, Baidu in latest ‘Net filth crackdown

Police set to step up hacking of home PCs (UK)

Private firm may track all email and calls in the UK

Reply-all e-mail storm hits State Department

* Hardware news

Accell introduces their USB 2.0 to VGA Adapter at CES – dual monitors even if you don’t have a video card with dual possibility

Freescale chip targets sub-$200 netbook market

Rumor that Google is developing its own router

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