The Mint Newsletter – issue 93

* News about Mint

Linux Mint 7 ‘Gloria’ XFCE released!

Ubuntu – Mint cheat sheet

New Bulgarian mirror for ISO downloads and package repositories.

* News about Linux

Debian switching to upstart

Third Plasma Summit Lifts KDE Desktop To Higher Grounds

VIA Technologies, Inc. Joins Linux Foundation

Linux 2.6.31 kernel released on 9 September, 2009 with support for USB 3.0

According to Greg Kroah-Hartmans blog the contribution from Microsoft to the kernel is at risk to be rejected – no one answers his calls

The latest news about the kernel is always found here

* News about Open Source

Microsoft Forms, Funds New Open-source Foundation – CodePlex

Sam Ramji is leaving Microsoft – ah well he is to be the president of CodePlex

And Miguel de Icaza leaves FSF for CodePlex after what was obviously a conflict with Richard Stallman

* News about IT

iPhone passcode bugs revealed

Steve Jobs is back at work, Apple says

Microsoft attack Linux at the retail level

Enterprises Confront the Ugly Truth of Hidden Malware in Their Networks (by Trend Micro)

The “pirate site” OiNK was shut down

DoJ decides that Microsoft-Yahoo deal deserves more scrutiny

* Hardware news

* Other news

* Comic of the week

Credit goes to xkcd

* More about Linux Mint

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* Editors comment

As always – if you find something I’ve missed in the newsletter please tell me – you can post a comment.

I have been working long hours lately and there’s a lot to do in the forum so this edition is much delayed

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