Weekly Newsletter – Issue 49

Welcome to the Linux Mint Newsletter

* News about Mint

Finally Elyssa was released

Release notes for Elyssa

We are working on the Community Editions

Latest wallpaper of the week 

* News about Linux

Barack Obama uses LAMP

Ubuntu to make an edition for netbooks

* News about IT

Sweden to “follow EU rules” – adopts wide ranging wire tap law

Germany adopts an anti-terror law that would grant police the power to monitor private residences, telephones and computers.

A quarter of US computer infected with malware

US bank loses unencrypted data on 4.5m people

It doesn’t take a database expert to break into one 

Legit websites more and more compromised

Wienna to switch from Linux to Vista – reason given – a “software used in a kindergarten language-learning programme called ‘Schlaumäuse’, which requires Internet Explorer, according to city officials quoted in the report”. A report states that the city could have subsidised a Firefox version of the software for a fraction of the cost of the Windows Vista migration.

* Hardware news

* Trivia and other links 

* Editors comment

As always – if you find something I’ve missed in the newsletter please tell me – you can post a comment here


  1. I guess you ment Vienna instead of Wienna. But in this case, they don’t deserve to be written the right way 😉

  2. The biggest LOLCOW is that the working name for the NEXT Windows release is…(DRUMROLL)

    …go figure!

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