The Mint Newsletter – issue 84

* News about Mint

The stable release of Mint 7 Gloria has entered the testing phase – if all goes well we are only a few days from release

Language support in Gloria

The RC1 has been reviewed several times alreday – here are some more reviews – this and this and this one in German

mintCast Episode 13 and 14 There is something strange with the links – both say episode 13

Monthly stats – April 2009 This April was the best month ever for Mint

* News about Linux

AMD Releases R600/700 Programming Guide – will it lead to better open source 3D drivers?

Zenwalk Live 6.0 release

Another critical patch from Adobe – also for *nix

The latest news about the kernel is always found here

* News about Open Source

* News about IT

Greece halts Google Street View

Mozilla Prism introduced An application that lets users run web applications directly on their desktop

French Assembly passes ‘three strikes’ HADOPI law (it has now been passed by the senate as well)

File-Sharing in Sweden Decreasing drastically after the Pirate Bay verdict and start of the IPRED directive

US missile defence details bought on eBay

FAA’s Air-Traffic Networks Breached by Hackers

UC Berkeley computers hacked, 160,000 at risk

Heartland breach costs at $12.6M – and counting

‘Hacker’ threatens to expose health data, demands $10M

ZeusTracker and the Nuclear Option – the demise of a botnet

New Wave of “Gumblar” Hacked Sites Installs Google-targeting Malware – Windows only

The European Commission wants software makers held liable for code

* Hardware news

Intel loses chip share to AMD

Intel Fined By European Commission

Netbook runs on AA batteries

‘Echologic’ Linux netbook for Eur 130 in Spain  (link in Spanish)

* Other news

Brain scanning may be used in security checks

* Comic of the week

Credit goes to xkcd

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