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22 December 2012, 08:59

The H Roundup - Open source laptops, Samsung holes and GPL defence

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The H Roundup logo 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.

Top News

This week, readers were interested to hear about an all open source, and remarkably powerful laptop being developed by the man who led the creation of the Chumby, Wikipedians finally got their first glimpse of the new VisualEditor for wiki entries and the alternative build of Android for mobile devices, CyanogenMod, started rolling out version 10.1 to selected devices.

Life wasn't so simple for another group of Android devices, those powered by the Exynos 4 SoC, when it was found Samsung had added a somewhat egregious hole to the Android operating system. Meanwhile Google said it was shutting down ways to access its calendar sync service and Microsoft closed a "forced activation" hole in Windows 8.

Virtually updates for all versions of Virtualbox were published by Oracle, HTML5 became a candidate recommendation and the HTML enhancement work moved to HTML5.1, the alternative display stack Wayland set out plans for the next version of the system and Canonical added photo display functionailty to its Ubuntu One service.

Featured Articles

Two interviews featured on The H this week as we talked to Bradley Kuhn about how to defend the GPL and what tools and techniques he'd learnt and spoke to Eben Upton, executive director of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, about the original, core educational goals of the foundation and how the hardware fits in with that.

Open Source Releases

This week saw new versions of PulseAudio, TomEE, Qt and open source financials system OpenGamma. ROSA released their new Linux distribution, Desktop.Fresh and Zurmo set out to enchant CRM users.

Development wise, StatusNet is changing and will be replaced in good time by a system driven by the up and coming

Security Alerts

Antique Flash within Shockwave made the player vulnerable and Microsoft fixed a broken patch which had been making fonts vanish.

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