The H Week
The big features for the H this past week were open source Exchange replacements, practical tips on detecting intruders on PHP sites and a look at the problems with Ubuntu 9.04 and Intel graphics drivers.
With many of the major distributions having released their Spring updates, development for openSUSE 11.2 and Ubuntu 9.10 has begun. Fedora 11 was also previewed for its planned May 26th debut. The H published part 2 of Kernel Log's What's coming in 2.6.30 multi-part series, this time looking at file systems. Following that was news of a very recent change providing the ability to disable long file names on VFAT file systems, a technical response to the worries about Linux patent issues.
The H didn't ignore the other, perhaps less prominent, free operating system developers and reported on the release of OpenBSD 4.5 and NetBSD 5.0, the latest update of Tiny Core Linux and the continued funding of Minix development.
The H Open observed that according to one set of statistics Linux had exceeded one per cent share of client operating system use.
Community news included the sexism controversy currently derailing the Rails community and the Enlightened Perl Organisation announcement of an "Iron Man Blogging Challenge" aimed at getting Perl users and developers to blog more about their favorite language.
The H Security followed the patching of a critical Firefox vulnerability, changes to Windows 7's AutoRun to lock out Conficker and a spat between PGP and Elcomsoft. New Adobe Reader exploits also made The H Security alert list. Micro-blog site Twitter confirmed that its security had been breached, while a look at Lenovo's Secure Hard Drive found it to be a solid device.
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