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18 August 2012, 15:01

The H Roundup - Adobe's Linux holes, oVirt 3.1 and BackTrack Linux

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The H Roundup Welcome to The H Roundup, your rapid review of the week with the most read news on The H, the security alerts and open source releases, and the essential feature articles – all in one quick-to-scan news item.

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Google security researchers warned users to be wary of Adobe Reader on Linux because of numerous critical vulnerabilities, a new version of the BackTrack Linux security distribution added several new tools for tiny hardware-based exploits, and the Arch Linux developers discussed switching the default boot process to systemd.

Virtualisation platform oVirt got new snapshot capture and cloning capabilities, and a new release of VirtualBox is due soon if the release candidate for version 4.2 is any guide. Meanwhile, a new algorithm for tracking the origin of attacks on the internet has been developed and researchers tried to figure out the significance of a font that travels with the Gauss malware.

Java apps can run on the GPU too thanks to the open source Rootbeer GPU compiler and the GNU Compiler Collection completed a switch to C++ as its implementation language. And finally, the Enki code editor made its public debut ... as a finished product.

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This week, Richard Hillesley took a look at GNOME's history and recent, widely criticised developments, and asked if it can ever become the de facto favourite Linux desktop again.

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