Weekly Newsletter – Issue 50

Welcome to the Linux Mint Newsletter

* News about Mint
Linux Mint 5 Review: The Gay Hacker Clems comments in the blog

A very good review that has brought up ideas to go into  version 6 of Mint

Version 6 of Mint to be named Felicia

A security flaw in Elyssa

Although it’s a serious issue it is mitigated by the fact that to use it you have to log in as root when you boot or log out of the present user account into root and this would hardly go unnoticed

Some statistics about Elyssa

Donors and sponsors in May Thank you all

* News about Linux

Alberto Milone to maintain the nvidia driver for Ubuntu + new nvidia driver in Ubuntu proposed

Interview with Mark Shuttleworth

42 of the Best Commercial Linux Games

Review of Fedora 9

Mandriva Linux One Spring 2008 Review

Are there evil distros? Among other the relation of Mint to Ubuntu and Ubuntu to Debian is discussed

* News about IT

The Yahoo – Microsoft deal is dead

Latest spam technique uses hosted web services

Cyber-crooks sting South Africa for £13m

Vista’s big problem: 92 percent of developers ignoring it

* Hardware news

Nforce chipset data corruption finally solved

AMD’s physics secret revealed: It’s Havok

* Trivia and other links 

* 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 here

The past week has been busy and I have had internet problems so I’ve probably missed a lot