The Mint Newsletter – issue 84

Written by Clem on Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 @ 9:53 pm | Main Topics

* News about Mint

The stable release of Mint 7 Gloria has entered the testing phase – if all goes well we are only a few days from release

Language support in Gloria

The RC1 has been reviewed several times alreday – here are some more reviews – this and this and this one in German

mintCast Episode 13 and 14 There is something strange with the links – both say episode 13

Monthly stats – April 2009 This April was the best month ever for Mint

* News about Linux

AMD Releases R600/700 Programming Guide – will it lead to better open source 3D drivers?

Zenwalk Live 6.0 release

Another critical patch from Adobe – also for *nix

The latest news about the kernel is always found here

* News about Open Source

* News about IT

Greece halts Google Street View

Mozilla Prism introduced An application that lets users run web applications directly on their desktop

French Assembly passes ‘three strikes’ HADOPI law (it has now been passed by the senate as well)

File-Sharing in Sweden Decreasing drastically after the Pirate Bay verdict and start of the IPRED directive

US missile defence details bought on eBay

FAA’s Air-Traffic Networks Breached by Hackers

UC Berkeley computers hacked, 160,000 at risk

Heartland breach costs at $12.6M – and counting

‘Hacker’ threatens to expose health data, demands $10M

ZeusTracker and the Nuclear Option – the demise of a botnet

New Wave of “Gumblar” Hacked Sites Installs Google-targeting Malware – Windows only

The European Commission wants software makers held liable for code

* Hardware news

Intel loses chip share to AMD

Intel Fined By European Commission

Netbook runs on AA batteries

‘Echologic’ Linux netbook for Eur 130 in SpainΒ  (link in Spanish)

* Other news

Brain scanning may be used in security checks

* 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.

Enjoy life


14 Responses to “The Mint Newsletter – issue 84”

  1. awshidahak says:

    Prism introduced? Hasn’t it been out there for awhile now?

  2. Husse says:

    Prism introduced – maybe not the best way to put it – it was released as version 1.0 – supposedly stable πŸ™‚

  3. Mate Srsen says:

    Great work! Just make sure to keep the visual theme from the RC in the final release! πŸ™‚

  4. neo67 says:

    Hi Husse,

    you forget this review (Placed on

    In English:
    In German:

    aka neo67

  5. PiEp says:

    Agreed on the theme. Please keep it for the final release! Great work again, I am loving every second of using Mint 7.

  6. Edward says:

    Here is another review about Gloria-RC1

    Nice to read, that Mint 7 is on the brink of release. Go go go! πŸ™‚

    I think everybody should support Linux Mint, e.g. by proselytizing friends and by using the advantages of viral marketing via web2.0 (facebook, twitter, lastfm, myspace, youtube, etc.).

    As the first step, it’s time to connect with Linux Mint in any possible way! So, come on, and…

    —> Join some “Minty” Groups! <—


  7. Edward says:

    Can’t wait until the final release! πŸ™‚

  8. manny says:

    nice comic lol

  9. David says:

    Excellent work on this one! I just spent nearly 40 minutes perusing these articles. Thanks

  10. Shakil says:

    I feel the Comic of the Week might be disturbing for parents who may want to prevent their kids reading this newsletter.

    I hope you got it what I meant.

  11. Husse says:

    @ Shakil
    It’s cute I think πŸ™‚
    But I gave it a second thought before I used it πŸ™‚

  12. Arju says:

    While enhancing security of my temporary folder in the post described in my redirection fails. This commands always fails
    echo “/mnt/tmp /tmp ext3 loop,noexec,nosuid,rw 0 0” >> /etc/fstab
    Can anybody please tell my why?

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