The Mint Newsletter – issue 73

* News about Mint

x64 Edition – News Update Very few bugs were found in Linux Mint 6 x64 RC1 and RC1 users will not have to download the stable release

Join the team – 2 new projects coming up

The Linux Mint Screencast Project

The Linux Mint Community Repository Project

mintCast – Episode 5

* News about Linux

Linux and the Inauguration

Active Directory comes to Linux with Samba 4

Mono’s New Code Generation Engine

Intel releases Linux-based Moblin 2 Alpha for Netbooks

The Ubuntu pocket guide

A simple Linux video converter

The latest news about the kernel is always found here

* News about Open Source

Mozilla contributes $100,000 to fund Ogg development

Adobe to publish streaming specification

* News about IT

Obama Inauguration Drives Record Web Usage

Obama cybersecurity plan a golden opportunity for tech industry, Forrester says

Staff Finds White House in the Technological Dark Ages

Internet users worldwide surpass 1 billion

Cybercrime costs $1 trillion  (Ouch!)

Test Your Internet Connection  with Measurement Lab powered by Google

Wikipedia edits may become more restricted

Microsoft Slashes up to 5 000 Jobs as Sales Fall

New OS X research warns of stealthier Mac attacks In-memory code injection covers tracks

Short-lived stealthy attacks are the new web threats suffers database breach deja vu Millions (more) at risk

GPU-Accelerated Wi-Fi password cracking goes mainstream

Bot software peers at victims’ screens

The largest credit card data breach ever?

1 in 3 Windows PCs vulnerable to worm attack

Yahoo uses supercomputer to fight spam

BOFH-loving botmaster wants life as security consult Feds want him in prison

Dutch government study: net effect of P2P use is positive

Music industry scrambles for cash

The Pirate Bay once again blocked in Denmark

* Hardware news

nividia back on the performance throne (The is a good site for tests on graphics cards)

Seagate has promised to issue a fix for the latest Barracuda bricking fault within 24 hours. (this was on January 21)

Cheap paint could protect against super-fast wireless

Huawei seeks most 2008 international patents

* Other news

* Comic of the week

Credit goes to xkcd –

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