The Mint Newsletter – issue 94

* News about Mint

Preparations for the next version of Mint, Helena, is going on

A new mintInstall has been presented in the blog – here, here and here

A new Mint KDE logo has been selected

* News about Linux

Good News, id Tech 5 Is Likely Coming To Linux (gaming engine for Rage and Doom)

GNOME 2.28 Released

ARM Joins The Linux Foundation

Virtualization Leader Citrix Joins The Linux Foundation

Ubuntu 10.04 : The Lucid Lynx. Shuttleworth says it won’t stink

Red Hat Reports Strong Second Quarter Results

Stallman says Miguel de Icaza is basically a traitor

The latest news about the kernel is always found here

* News about Open Source

Nokia has packaged KOffice for Maemo 5 environment (cell phones)

Firefox With WebGL Brings Powerful 3-D Graphics to the Web

* News about IT

France Passes Tough Internet Piracy Bill (the toughest?)

Microsoft sues scareware scammers

New FCC “Net Neutrality” Rules

Google Chrome Frame an open source plug-in that brings HTML5 and other open web technologies to Internet Explorer

Dell to pay $4 million in fraud case

Dell to buy Perot Systems for $3.9 billion

Palm Ditches Windows Mobile

Hacker Forum Got Hacked

Earn 43 cents every time you infect a Mac

Cisco addresses 12 individual vulnerabilities

* Hardware news

* Other news

* 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.

I have been working long hours lately and there’s a lot to do in the forum so this edition is much delayed

Enjoy life



  1. Great news batch! 🙂 I’m just surprised to see so many news that put Microsoft in a weird position. I imagine they’re not so comfortable right now.

  2. Are you going to use the newest version of Shiki-Wise and Gnome-Colors? I’m usin them now on Gloria and much prefer them to the version that came with Gloria.

  3. Alright, i don’t run Ubuntu Linux (tried it once) v. 7.10 (terrible)

    Now since version 8.10 Ubuntu Linux has showing a fair evolution
    but i still prefer to run Linux Mint (based on Ubuntu).

    Now, the new codename for Ubuntu version 9.10 – Lucid Lynx…

    Cruz e Credo! Cross and Creed! Horrible.

    Lucille Lynx would sound better for me.

    Simply a matter of taste of course… we don’t need to start a fuss.

  4. Darco

    Ubuntu Linux 10.04

    thanks for correcting my mistake and one more i will correct it now

    Ubuntu Linux has been showing…

    Who Knows? Maybe i am a lucid insane guy, lol…lol

  5. Roberto, the pattern is first word adjective, second word animal, both words starting with the same letter going up a letter with each release. Lucille is a name, not an adjective.

  6. @matt

    Helllo and thanks.

    Ok. English is not my language.

    English grammar

    adjective + noun

    Portuguese Grammar

    noun + adjective

    Lucid Lynx – English

    Lince Lúcido – Portuguese

    Lynx(es) – wild cats (we don’t have them in Brazil). Perhaps in Zoos.

    I agree that in this context, Lucille Lynx can be interpreted
    as an offensive treatment to the Ubuntu Linux v. 10.04 codename.
    Not a chance because i just wanted to say ‘Lucid Lynx” does not
    sound good to me. Horrible! It’s just my personal opinion.

    Best wishes

  7. Hey, i’m french why for this linux’s distribution there is not the same font for the desktop environment and the boot usplashscreen?

    Please use same and keep the harmony!

  8. I really don’t care.
    If they droped names altogether, and just referred to version numbers, I’d find that more logical. The names are CUTE, and can see why one would affection them, but useless.
    If it were up to me, I’d just code it starting with the Debian version number, 6, and suffix it with a distro version number separated by a hyphen. For example, 6-10.04, and to make things even more obvious, you could use one letter in front of the numbers, so that, no matter what number you are presented with, you would instantly know if it’s based on Redhat or Debian, for example, and if it’s generic Ubuntu or Mint, as in this example: “Mint version d5-m7”, “Ubuntu ver. d5-u9.04”. And such nomenclature could be used across the board, in the Linux community, for all colors and flavors of Linux, being considered as a standard.

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