The Mint Newsletter – issue 101

* News about Mint

Some news in the blog – a LXDE edition is on its way as well as the Helena XFCE edition Development started on Mint 9, a new menu and a completely new software manager are to be introduced

A new Software module in the Community website is based on the new software manager

Monthly Stats – February 2010 The overall income is up again, by 3% in February

mintCast, the Mint podcast, is  found here

* News about Linux

3D support on nouveau

Plasma Javascript Jam Session Contest

If you have Adobe Reader 9.3 and earlier Adobe advices you to upgrade for security reasons

A Fresh Look for Ubuntu

Ubuntu single sign on service launched – you have noticed it already if you log in to Launchpad

Ubuntu One Music Store

Zemlin’s blog – Microsoft/Amazon Deal: Nothing to See Here

The latest news about the kernel is always found here

* News about Open Source

Open letter to Google: free VP8, and use it on YouTube

Microsoft open-sources clever U-Prove identity framework

* News about IT

US government rescinds ‘leave internet alone’ policy – this could be serious

Echelon computers can’t cope with bad lines

According to Mcafee in the last quarter of 2009 135.5 billion spam mail were sent every day

Microsoft’s ‘Operation b49’ chokes Waledac botnet

Mariposa botnet busted by Spanish police

Google donates $2 million to Wikimedia

Google gets US approval to buy and sell energy

EU Commission Investigates – How Anti-Competitive Is Google?

Google wins patent for location-based advertising

Europe’s new front in the browser battle

‘Kneber’ Botnet Attacks PCs Worldwide hacker who redirected Web traffic pleads guilty

*Hardware news

* Other news

New flaws in chip and pin system revealed – the researchers blog post – not quite easy to use as you must have some gadget between the card and the card reader

* Comic of the week

Credit goes to xkcd

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