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11 August 2012, 11:59

The H Roundup - CDE open sourced, LibreOffice 3.6.0 and GNOME OS

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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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The CDE classic desktop for Unix was open sourced, version 3.6.0 of LibreOffice was released with various incremental improvements, goals were set for a GNOME OS initiative, and Google had problems with its copy protection system for Android apps.

Meanwhile, developers at Linux Mint forked GNOME's Nautilus file manager, popular minimal distribution Damn Small Linux resurfaced with a release candidate, version 4.3 of the OpenGL graphics programming interface was published, and the latest version of the Burp Proxy added support for analysing encrypted SSL connections on Android phones.

Mat Honan detailed how attackers gained access to his Twitter account through attacks on Amazon and Apple iCloud. Version 7 of Debian will default to the Xfce desktop due to size constraints on the first installation CD, NVIDIA closed a security hole in its proprietary graphics driver for Unix systems, and Digia acquired Qt from Nokia.

Featured Articles

This week,Thorsten Leemhuis looked at Linux desktop fragmentation, Glyn Moody asked if open source can be democratic, and a new edition of the Kernel Log detailed major changes to Nouveau and more.

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