The Mint Newsletter – issue 75

* News about Mint

The forum has moved to Canada – works much better now.
For the time being activation and notification mail are not sent, unknown why
The XFCE Community Edition (CE) is almost ready for its final release
The KDE and Fluxbox CEs are almost ready for their first RC to be released

* News about Linux

Finally Lenny has appeared! Good news for all Debian fans

Sidux 2009-1 has been released

HP ditches Linux netbooks in Europe

Plasma Team Looks at the Future

Real-time Linux gains accelerated graphics

Moonlight 1.0 goes live

Russian Federation Commits to Red Hat Open Source

CCP To Discontinue EVE Online Support For Linux

Cuba launches own Linux variant to counter Microsoft

The latest news about the kernel is always found here

* News about Open Source

LiMo Foundation gets ready for next-generation platform

* News about IT

All EU states have to compel operators to log all network traffic – verdict in the EU court

French navy surrenders to the Conficker (aka downadup) worm. It is not alone – the French and British airforces were also hit. The newsletter has earlier reported about Swedish hospitals being hit with this worm

Microsoft offers $250,000 reward for Downadup culprits

One in ten has had his/her identity stolen

German Interior minister’s website pwned in wiretap protest

Microsoft gets 10,000th patent

Stora Enso sells Summa mill site (in Finland) to Google for EUR 40 mln

Obama Orders 60-Day Cyber-security Review

Facebook spammers seize control of 1.5 million user group

Comments in Used to Distribute Malware, Says PandaLabs

PC power tweaks can save a packet, says Gartner

The “toolbox” Parted Magic has been released in version 3.6

* Hardware news

AMD finally goes DDR3

Intel pledges $7 billion to upgrade U.S. factories

The first Ion-based product is a nettop; to launch before June, says Nvidia

* Other news

Android Vulnerability So Dangerous, Owners Warned Not to Use Phone’s Web Browser

Europe gets first petaflops super computer

2 big satellites collide 500 miles over Siberia

* Comic of the week

Credit goes to xkcd –

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