mintCast 242 – Void Linux

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mintCast 225 – LibreOffice

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mintCast 202 – Mint 17 Cinnamon and Mate

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  • Cinnamon PPA will no longer be maintained for Ubuntu users (muktware.com)
  • TrueCrypt shuts down, conspiracy theorists go nuts (tomsguide.com)
  • TrueCrypt isn’t dead.  It has been forked and moved to Switzerland  (softpedia.com)
  • Oh, and Steve Gibson says it is still safe to use (grc.com)
  • Linux Top 3: Fedora, Ubuntu and Gluster Lose Community Leaders (linuxplanet.com)
  • Tizen, once declared dead, continues to gain strength (eweek.com)

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mintCast 201 – Riding the Ubuntu LTS

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mintCast 199 – Online Backup Services

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mintCast 198 – Personal Finances

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  • 1993: Term Spam Coined (dayintechhistory.com)
  • 1951: UNIVAC I – First American Commercial Computer is Unveiled (dayintechhistory.com)
  • Linux Mint 17 codenamed Qiana (linuxmint.com)
  • Linux Mint might use the same LTS BASE for Linux Mint 17, 18, 19 and 20 (webupd8.org)
  • Why Linux Mint is a worthwhile Windows XP replacement (zdnet.com)
  • GOG.com to support Linux (linuxmint.com)
  • Ubuntu 14.04 final beta download: A much-needed upgrade for LTS users (extremetech.com)
  • Karen Sandler Steps Down as GNOME Foundation Executive Director (gnome.org)
  • Bletchley Park codebreaker Jerry Roberts dies, aged 93 (bbc.com)

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mintCast 186 – Sonic’s Blender

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  • Linux Mint Monthly News – November 2013 – The KDE edition was approved for an RC release, the Xfce edition is almost ready, MATE 1.6 and Cinnamon 2.0 are being backported to Linux Mint 13, and work is starting on LMDE UP8. (linuxmint.com)
  • Linux Mint 16 OEM Has Been Officially Released – OEM images are for computer vendors and manufacturers. They allow Linux Mint to be “pre-installed” on a machine which is then used by another person than the one who performed the installation. (softpedia.com) (linuxmint.com)
  • Linux Mint 16 “Petra” KDE RC released! – The highlight of this edition is the latest KDE desktop, KDE 4.11. (linuxmint.com)
  • New Linux worm targets routers, cameras, “Internet of things” devices – Researchers have discovered a Linux worm capable of infecting a wide range of home routers, set-top boxes, security cameras, and other consumer devices. The worm exploits a PHP vulnerability to propagate itself in the wild. It uses an old vulnerability that was patched in May 2012. (arstechnica.com) (tripwire.com)
  • Temperfect mug Kickstarter – The Temperfect mug brings your freshly-brewed beverage to the perfect drinking temperature within minutes, and, using the energy it stores, it maintains that temperature for hours. It requires no batteries or cords, and it’s infinitely reusable! (kickstarter.com) (joeveo.com)

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