The Mint Newsletter – issue 99

* News about Mint

Linux Mint 8 “Helena” Fluxbox RC1 released!

Linux Mint 8 “Helena” KDE RC1 released!

Hardware database in the Community website

Upgrading: x64 edition, version 7 to version 8

mintMenu in Fedora

mintCast Wallpaper Challenge

The mintCast, the Mint podcast, is  found here

* News about Linux

KDE 4.4 RC1 released

“Supergaming” LiveDVD for Linux

SUSE Moblin to ship on MSI’s Pinetrail netbook

Update of Acrobate Reader for Linux, probably wise to update if you have it

Ted T’so goes from Linux Foundation to Google

75% of Linux code now written by paid developers

Two GNOME Contractors Required

The latest news about the kernel is always found here

* News about Open Source

Samba is getting closer to Samba4

The BBC’s digital rights plans will wreak havoc on open source software

Save MySQL campaign

Michael Widenius “Monty”, the founder of MySQL presents new database MariaDB

* News about IT

Microsoft joins IE SVG standards party

The European Commission approves Oracle-Sun deal

*Hardware news

Intel presents new chips at CES 2010

* Other news

Towards quantum chemistry on a quantum computer

Google Applies For Approval From FERC To Become Power Marketer

In the previous newsletter I wrote “A sad ending – GM set to wind down Saab” It’s turned into a happy ending (hopefully) as SAAB is sold to dutch luxury car maker Spyker

* Comic of the week

Credit goes to xkcd

* More about Linux Mint

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