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Gentoo Monthly Newsletter -- 28 July 2008

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1. Introduction

This month in the GMN

Welcome to the July issue of the Gentoo monthly newsletter!

As usual, you can discuss any aspect of this issue of the GMN in the corresponding forum thread. We look forward to hearing from you!

2. Gentoo News

2008.0 Released!

Since our last issue, Gentoo Linux 2008.0 has been released. Remember, releases are mostly made to satisfy new users. Existing Gentoo users don't need to reinstall; your system can be kept up-to-date just by running emerge --sync && emerge -avtuD world.

Security Meeting Summary

The Gentoo Security Team held a meeting on July 14, 2008. The meeting included a short overview of the security project's status, what can be improved, how to handle delays in GLSA publication and bug resolution, and the supported status of games. The project is actively seeking help; if you have an interest, please contact the team.

3. Heard in the Community

Gentoo at Peel Fresco Music Lounge

Peel Fresco Music Lounge is a bar in the heart of SoHo, Central, Hong Kong. This bar is different from others -- it uses lots of open source software, and Gentoo Linux lies at the heart of the software stack.

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