The Mint Newsletter – issue 86

* News about Mint

Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 released!

A call for Promotional materials

* Special news

Unix turns 40

* News about Linux

Fedora 11 released – lots of news

Intel contributes to the new 2.6.30 kernel – and the present problems with Intel graphics seems to be solved

The Linuxfoundation opens up for Individual Membership

Acer Will Use Moblin Linux Across Its Products

Intel to buy Wind River for $884 million

Enabling DRM in the kernel?

More Linux on Dreamhack – probably the largest LAN party in the world (Linux link in Swedish as it takes place in Sweden)

Hymera is high on Distrowatch – at lest for me a new distribution

The latest news about the kernel is always found here

* News about Open Source

Solaris will disappear – long live OpenSolaris (the blog post in the link is written by ian in debian)

OpenSolaris ported to ARM

Dell bundling open source applications for SMBs

StormOS Enters Beta – StormOS is a mix of Solaris and Ubuntu

* News about IT

VAServ Hack Results in Massive Data Loss – as many as 100 000 sites destroyed or badly damaged

Square your search results with Google Squared – a new Google service

Google docs have added .docx and .xlsx to the list of file formats possible to use

Data Breach Exposes RAF Staff to Blackmail

* Hardware news

Linux will be the first operating system with official USB 3.0 support.

Gigabyte presents motherboard with a BIOS that has 16 MB – that’s the size of RAM in the mid nineties

Elitegroup molds porcelain HTPC

* Other news

* Comic of the week

Credit goes to xkcd

I’ll try not to reuse a comic this week 🙂

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