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The Mint Newsletter - issue 89

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http://www.linuxmint.com – * News about Mint Linux Mint 7 “Gloria” XFCE RC1 released! Firefox 3.5 available in Gloria and Firefox 3.0.12 also available through mintUpdate (security fixes) Command line - improvements We are changing our workflow and will use Launchpad and git - As Mint grows we need tools to handle the growth (announcement in the blog) Bugs on Launchpad Blueprints on Launchpad - Blueprints for Helena Translations in Launchpad (for Helena) Code on github - mintUpload (and later perhaps more) is maintained by “emorrp1″ - his github I forgot to mention that we had large scale vandalism in the wiki - we have to lock it down until we can figure out a way to monitor edits We also had two massive spam attacks in the forum - registered spam bots laying dormant since early May, late April. Can’t do much about it sadly mintCast episode 19 * News about Linux Microsoft contributes to the Linux kernel - possibly because of a violation of the GPL licence Zero day attack code for the Linux kernel (No version used by Mint though - Mint is safe from this) Gran Canaria Desktop Summit Shuttleworth about GNOME 3.0 (and Ubuntu will stay brown) The latest news about the kernel is always found here * News about Open Source Launchpad is now open source * News about IT Cloning passport card RFIDs in bulk for under $250 (link to Youtube) If you search for Chris Paget and Rfid you’ll fine a bunch of scary examples. And it’s not only passports - you can get a cloning device for less that will clone the rfid used for bus fares PCs Used in Korean DDoS Attacks May Self Destruct Microsoft admits new ActiveX zero-day bug Imageshack Hacked * 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. Enjoy life Husse (Distributions)