The Mint Newsletter – issue 99

Written by Clem on Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 @ 12:29 pm | Main Topics

* 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

How to donate

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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.

Enjoy life


12 Responses to “The Mint Newsletter – issue 99”

  1. Carl says:

    As always a nice post for some lite reading =]

    I also found the news of Ubuntu changing the default search provider in lucid to yahoo interesting…

  2. runbei says:

    Dedoimedo is a very experienced Linux user, so what he says has weight. Just this morning he posted a review of Linux Mint 8 Helena that’s the most positive review of any Linux distro I’ve ever read. See

    How can I not agree?

  3. Kirk M says:

    Dedoimedo has done a review of Linux Mint 8. You just have to read this.

    “Superb” with no problems noted. Can’t beat that with any size stick.

  4. Jonathan Nadeau says:

    Great work Husse as usual. I wanted to let you know about We are offering pre-installed Linux Mint computers and with every sale of a system installed with Linux Mint we wil donate back to the Linux Mint project to further the development of this great distrobution. Thank you for the great work.

  5. exploder says:

    Now that is a funny cartoon! You really do have to read the review that Kirk M provided a link to, it is a very flattering review.

  6. Kirk M says:

    @runbei – I swear your comment wasn’t there when I posted the link to Dedoimedo’s review. Hmmph! I must be getting old or something. 😛

  7. exploder says:

    Don’t feel bad Kirk I missed it too, but I am pretty sure I am not getting old….Well, maybe.

  8. vescha says:

    Linux Mint review

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