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The first respin of Peppermint Six is now ready for download. Please see the release notes below. A New Version of ICE is included!!!
http://peppermintos.com/2015/09/peppermint-6-respin-with-uefi-support-released/
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I am glad that you like it. I like it really as well. But I have had problems with it on my present PC, so I have had to use Lubuntu.
Peppermint is great.
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Over the next few days you may notice the forum go offline.

I can't at this point say how long for, it could be anywhere from a half an hour to a couple of days.

Reason -

We're currently migrating to another server, one of the reasons being to enable SSL on all the Peppermint sites .. the current server OS trying its best to not make this an easy proposition.

To guarantee the integrity of the databases the Peppermint websites cannot be edited whilst this happens, so we have no option other than to take them down whilst the copy occurs .. ALL the Peppermint sites will be affected but most will only be offline for a short period.

As the forum content changes minute by minute, there will be little point in bringing it back online from the old server until the DNS records point to the new one, or any new postings would be lost when we bring the copy on the new server online, so though the forum will be the last to go down it will also likely be the site that's offline for the longest.

We'll try to be as quick as possible, but unseen circumstances being the nature of the game in these things, I'm afraid it'll be down for "as long as it takes" :)

At the end of this we'll have a fresh up to the minute server, and you'll have more secure browsing, everyone wins .. we hope you understand the need for this, and thanks for bearing with us :)
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Because of a recently discovered vulnerability in glibc (all versions >= 2.9) which could allow remote code execution we're strongly advising people running Peppermint 3, 5, and 6 to update their system immediately.

Open a terminal window with the following keystrokes: Ctrl+Alt+t.

Copy & paste the following command into the terminal:

apt update && apt upgrade && apt dist-upgrade

Hit enter and follow the on screen instructions.

Here's some info on the bug:
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=18665
and
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2900-1/
and
http://www.eweek.com/security/linux-systems-patched-for-critical-glibc-flaw.html

A patch has been released for the above Peppermint versions, running a full system update in the normal way will pull in the patched version

You can test if you already have the patched version by running the command below in a terminal window. Keystrokes: Ctrl+Alt+t:

dpkg -l | grep libc6

A Peppermint 3 system should have this version or higher - 2.15-0ubuntu10.13

A Peppermint 5 system should have this version or higher - 2.19-0ubuntu6.7

A Peppermint 6 system should have this version or higher - 2.19-0ubuntu6.7

Stay safe guys :D!!
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Thanks!
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A nasty blizzard can't stop your vehicle when you're powered by +Peppermint​!! #Linux 
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+Rob Koch - Please join the support forum where we'll be happy to assist :)
http://forum.peppermintos.com
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Google to end updates, security bug fixes for Chrome on 32-bit Linux; http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/12/02/googles_chrome_32bit_linux/.
It'll work but forget about any new patches, so basically it won't work if you value your life
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Very poor decision. So how does this affect older Chromebooks, which are 32-bit only?

So Chromium will seem to be still available for 32-bit Linux ... I hope that's true.
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We've got them worried, so keep the votes coming.  Every vote cast, is one step closer to having Peppermint Six on the Linux Help Guy's shiny new SSD.  Every vote is also helping the Linux Help Guy's YouTube ratings.  So go and place your vote for Peppermint Six and in the process, help the Linux Help Guy ;D!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUTtsY6Lzvg&feature=em-uploademail
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In a move to promote safe browsing, ALL Peppermint web sites are now SSL encrypted. If you own or Admin web sites we encourage you to do the same with Let's Encrypt the Free, Automated and Open SSL Certificate Authority.
Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority brought to you by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). ISRG is a California public benefit corporation, and is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. ISRG’s mission is to reduce financial, technological, and education barriers to secure communication over the Internet.
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If you're using Flash, please upgrade your system(s). 23 more security vulnerabilities are being exploited by hackers. This is affecting Windows, OSX and Linux systems. Kicking Flash into touch is really waaaaaaay overdue. HTML5 is the way forward. Kill Flash once and for all!!
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/03/10/adobe_flash_march_updates/
Flash, I love you, but we only have fourteen hours to save everyone's computers
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No Flash for my Linux computer then. 😑
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Because of a recently discovered vulnerability in glibc (all versions >= 2.9) which could allow remote code execution we're strongly advising people running Peppermint 3, 5, and 6 to update their system immediately.

Open a terminal window with the following keystrokes: Ctrl+Alt+t.

Copy & paste the following command into the terminal:

apt update && apt upgrade && dist-upgrade

Hit enter and follow the on screen instructions.

Here's some info on the bug:
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=18665
and
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2900-1/
and
http://www.eweek.com/security/linux-systems-patched-for-critical-glibc-flaw.html

A patch has been released for the above Peppermint versions, running a full system update in the normal way will pull in the patched version

You can test if you already have the patched version by running the command below in a terminal window. Keystrokes: Ctrl+Alt+t:

dpkg -l | grep libc6

A Peppermint 3 system should have this version or higher - 2.15-0ubuntu10.13

A Peppermint 5 system should have this version or higher - 2.19-0ubuntu6.7

A Peppermint 6 system should have this version or higher - 2.19-0ubuntu6.7

Stay safe guys :D!!
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Mozilla Wants to Ditch Thunderbird Email Client to Focus More on Firefox: http://news.softpedia.com/news/mozilla-wants-to-ditch-thunderbird-email-client-to-focus-more-on-firefox-496980.shtml.
The Mozilla Foundation is looking for someone to take over Thunderbird development, free up resources
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Hi again Pepperminters everywhere.  If you would like the Linux Help Guy to install Peppermint Six on his nice new SSD.  You must place your vote on his YouTube channel.  The Linux Help Guy has been a really good friend to the Peppermint project with his video series.  Every visit to his YouTube channel is helping his ratings.  So go and visit his channel and vote for Peppermint Six for the SSD:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUTtsY6Lzvg&feature=em-uploademail.  If Peppermint wins the popularity contest.  The Linux Help Guy will make a YouTube video demonstrating to the world how super fast and slick Peppermint Six is on an SSD.  That's worth voting for.
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Just for a bit of fun. The Linux Help Guy has bought a new SSD. He's taking votes for which distro to install, Check out his YouTube channel and place your vote for Peppermint Six. At the moment it's a close race with Manjaro. Go and do your Peppermint duty and place your Peppermint vote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUTtsY6Lzvg&feature=em-uploademail.
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