The Mint Newsletter - issue 86

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http://www.linuxmint.com – * News about Mint Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 released! A call for Promotional materials * Special news Unix turns 40 * News about Linux Fedora 11 released - lots of news Intel contributes to the new 2.6.30 kernel The Linuxfoundation opens up for Individual Membership Acer Will Use Moblin Linux Across Its Products Intel to buy Wind River for $884 million Enabling DRM in the kernel? More Linux on Dreamhack - probably the largest LAN party in the world (Linux link in Swedish as it takes place in Sweden) Hymera is high on Distrowatch - at lest for me a new distribution The latest news about the kernel is always found here * News about Open Source Solaris will disappear - long live OpenSolaris (the blog post in the link is written by ian in debian) OpenSolaris ported to ARM Dell bundling open source applications for SMBs StormOS Enters Beta - StormOS is a mix of Solaris and Ubuntu * News about IT VAServ Hack Results in Massive Data Loss - as many as 100 000 sites destroyed or badly damaged Square your search results with Google Squared - a new Google service Google docs have added .docx and .xlsx to the list of file formats possible to use Data Breach Exposes RAF Staff to Blackmail * Hardware news Linux will be the first operating system with official USB 3.0 support. Gigabyte presents motherboard with a BIOS that has 16 MB - that’s the size of RAM in the mid nineties Elitegroup molds porcelain HTPC * Other news * Comic of the week Credit goes to xkcd I’ll try not to reuse a comic this week * 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. Enjoy life Husse (Distributions)