The Mint Newsletter – issue 81

* News about Mint

The Mint 6 KDE and Fluxbox Community editions were released

The special Google search in Mint will be tweaked – it is a major source of income and a minor source of irritation so we will do something about it

Twitter for Linux Mint (quick news)

* News about Linux

Sabayon Linux 4.1 “GNOME” edition released

Portable Ubuntu – run Ubuntu as a Windows application (no it’s not Wubi)

Intel Looks To Make Large Contribution To GCC

Intel aims for 2-second boot time with Moblin Linux platform

Bug Tracker Helps Mop Up Linux Kernel

Ubuntu 9.04 due April 23, includes native ARM port

The latest news about the kernel is always found here

* News about Open Source

Hungary Hungry for Open Source

* News about IT

Sentence in the Pirate Bay trial – one year jail term.  This is certain to be appealed and end up in the supreme court, so it will take years before it’s closed

According to some sources Sweden would have problems with WTO and similar organisations if the sentence was not guilty (link in Swedish)

When the EU IPRED directive became Swedish law internet traffic was halved (link in Swedish but the diagram is “multilingual” 🙂 )

Facebook passes 200 million users

Spam E-mails Killing the Environment, McAfee Report Says

Canonical blog – Microsoft, FUD and the netbook market

Will Linux overtake Windows on netbooks?

Teenager Michael “Mikeyy” Mooney fears being sued for creating Twitter worm

Verizon Business 2009 Data Breach Study Finds Significant Rise in Targeted Attacks, Organized Crime Involvement

Patent infringement – Microsoft ordered to pay Uniloc $388 million Disputes Hacker’s Confession

* Hardware news

The ATI  Catalyst driver leaves old cards to use legacy drivers (link for Windows, but it is the same for Linux)

Intel chips get new logos, star treatment

Intel Drops A Load Of G45 Programming Documentation

Intel CEO says PC sales ‘bottomed out‘

* Other news

* Comic of the week

Credit goes to xkcd

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