The Mint Newsletter – issue 93

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http://www.linuxmint.com – * News about Mint Linux Mint 7 ‘Gloria’ XFCE released! Ubuntu – Mint cheat sheet New Bulgarian mirror for ISO downloads and package repositories. * News about Linux Debian switching to upstart Third Plasma Summit Lifts KDE Desktop To Higher Grounds VIA Technologies, Inc. Joins Linux Foundation Linux 2.6.31 kernel released on 9 September, 2009 with support for USB 3.0 According to Greg Kroah-Hartmans blog the contribution from Microsoft to the kernel is at risk to be rejected – no one answers his calls The latest news about the kernel is always found here * News about Open Source Microsoft Forms, Funds New Open-source Foundation – CodePlex Sam Ramji is leaving Microsoft – ah well he is to be the president of CodePlex And Miguel de Icaza leaves FSF for CodePlex after what was obviously a conflict with Richard Stallman * News about IT iPhone passcode bugs revealed Steve Jobs is back at work, Apple says Microsoft attack Linux at the retail level Enterprises Confront the Ugly Truth of Hidden Malware in Their Networks (by Trend Micro) The “pirate site” OiNK was shut down DoJ decides that Microsoft-Yahoo deal deserves more scrutiny * Hardware news * Other news * Comic of the week Credit goes to xkcd * More about Linux Mint How to donate Home page Blog The planet Wiki Forum Twitter Mintcast * 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 Husse (Distributions)