The H Week
This week, the security news has been dominated by Conficker and attempts to stop it or exploit it. The April 1st deadline hyped in the mainstream press passed quietly as predicted. Conficker is still out there and The H has a simple eye chart to see if your system is infected with Conficker B or C and an information site with other tools and tests to help readers manage the worm. Meanwhile, Microsoft warned of a new zero day vulnerability in PowerPoint.
Over at The H Open, the steady progress of VLC and OpenSSL was noted as both headed towards their first 1.0 releases after many years of development and The H had a defence of the GPL and a look at the Open Source Enterprise Trap. The development of the next wave of Linux distributions was also tracked at The H with reports on the release of Fedora 11 beta and the plans for Gnome 3.0.
The H also reported on the abrupt end of Tom Tom vs Microsoft patent fight when both parties settled, looked at open source air traffic control software, checked out the MacRuby 0.5 speedups and pondered the future of Moblin at its new home at the Linux Foundation.
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