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Submission + - Linux Mint Debian 201012: available

VincenzoRomano writes: The latest Linux Mint Debian is available for download since a few days now for both 32 and 64 bit Intel-like architectures.
From the announcement feature list:

All Mint 10 features
64-bit support
Performance boost (using cgroup, the notorious “4 lines of code better than 200 in user-space)
Installer improvements (multiple HDDs, grub install on partitions, swap allocation, btrfs support)
Better fonts (Using Ubuntu’s libcairo, fontconfig and Ubuntu Font Family) and language support (ttf-wqy-microhei, ttf-sazanami-mincho, ttf-sazanami-gothic installed by default)
Better connectivity and hardware support (pppoe, pppoeconf, gnome-ppp, pppconfig, libgl1-mesa-dri, libgl1-mesa-glx, libgl1-mesa-dev, mesa-utils installed by default)
Better sound support (addressing conflicts between Pulse Audio and Flash)
Updated software and packages

Back to September 7th we saw the very first release, rather beta indeed, of this project, the first step to switch the distribution base from Ubuntu to Debian and to a rolling release policy.
Linux Mint is scoring place #2 at Distrowatch Popularity Ranking (well, kind of), just behind Ubuntu and before Fedora, OpenSUSE and Debian itself, .
Only time will tell whether this is a winning move or not for Linux Mint. But why not giving it a run?

Comment Looking at the wrong side of the problem. (Score 2) 696

Those cablegrams got their way out of the Governmental offices. This is a fact not involving Wikileaks at all.
The content of those cablegrams was produced by a number of persons we think wrote the truth down.
Also this fact doesn't involve Wikileaks at all.
Then you have basically two options:
red pill: those files get sold (possibly more than once) to some bad guys that will use them the way they want (more money or more power or both)
blue pill: those files get published to everyone FOR FREE, so none can make nasty things with them any more.
Then if the content is embarrassing, you can blame the authors/actors, not the publisher.

Comment Mobile, home and small office equipment? (Score 1) 320

Maybe I'm wrong, but I suspect that a large part of the IPv4 space is used by smartphones, ebook readers, home and small office equipment.
Either all that stuff needs be upgraded to IPv6 or operators will need to deploy IPv6-to-IPv4 gateways.
If you're lucky you can mod your routers with OpenWRT or its derivatives.

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