The H Week
In the past week, The H posted three new Kernel Logs, took a look at Google's Chromium OS, and reported on FreeBSD 8.0, KOffice 2.1, Thunderbird 3 and vulnerabilities in Opera and Internet Explorer.
This week's features from The H took an in-depth look at Google's upcoming Chrome OS and examined Linux and astronomy.
- Chromium OS - Digging deeper into the open source Chrome OS
- Interstellar overdrive - Linux and astronomy
Open Source News
The H posted three new editions of the Kernel Log for Linux 2.6.32, covering drivers, architecture code, virtualisation and infrastructure. The KDE project rebranded itself by retiring the "K Desktop Environment" expansion of the project's name in favour of just being KDE, Google opened the Chrome extensions gallery to developers and US senators asked the European Commission to speed up its Sun takeover investigation.
- Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 4) - Drivers
- Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 5) - Architecture code, memory management, virtualisation and tracing
- Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 6): Infrastructure
- KDE rebrands as KDE
- Chrome extensions gallery opened to developers
- US senators ask European Commission to speed up Sun takeover investigation
In security news this week, The H reported on a new critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer which Microsoft later confirmed, Opera updated its browser to fix a vulnerability that could be used to compromise user's systems, the open source BIND name server was updated to fix a DNSSEC-related issue, Internet Explorer 8 cross-site protection was reported to contain vulnerabilities that make otherwise immune web pages vulnerable and Symantec, for the second time recently, updated several of its Altiris resource management products to patch a critical vulnerability.
- New critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer
- Microsoft confirms critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer
- Opera 10.10 closes "extremely severe" hole
- Security update for BIND name server
- Security feature of Internet Explorer 8 unsafe
- Symantec patches Altiris solutions - again
Open Source Releases
The FreeBSD Project developers released version 8.0 of their popular free Unix derivative, KOffice 2.1 arrived for early adopters, Mozilla released the first release candidate for its Thunderbird 3 email client and the fourth beta for its Firefox web browser. The HandBrake team released version 0.9.4 of their their open source multi-threaded video transcode with over 1,000 changes and the first preview of Blender 2.5 arrived with new tools.
- FreeBSD 8.0 released
- KOffice 2.1 arrives
- Mozilla releases Thunderbird 3 RC1
- Mozilla releases Firefox 3.6 Beta 4
- HandBrake 0.9.4 arrives
- Blender 2.5 alpha 0
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