Welcome to the Linux Mint Newsletter
* News about Mint
The art team and Wallpaper of the Week (WOTW) has moved to the blog
Our forums were down last weekend, some “hacker” managed to destroy one of the php files in phpBB
Perhaps an attempt to insert malicious code that failed….
* News about Linux
Open Suse 11 is released – in a quick look it looked nice. A bit Minty actually – gnome with just one panel at the bottom and a “slab-like” menu
Free IPA – a Linux “Active directory”
* News about IT
Firefox 3 vulnerability
The Swedish parliament adopts “wiretap law” an interpretation of an EU directive that goes far beyond the directive.
Perhaps explained by the fact that about 80% of Russia’s internet traffic passes through Sweden – and there are predecessors – heard of Echelon?
MySQL adopts version control by Bazaar which is developed by Canonical
Java is now “totally free”
* Hardware news
Latest AMD/ATI graphics card outruns nvidia – charts on Toms hardware
* Trivia and other links
This is a bit odd – Google earth is used to find swimming pools for “illegal pool parties”
* More about Linux Mint
* Editors comment
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