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15 October 2011, 08:59

The H Roundup for the week ending 15 October

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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.

Top News

Following several delays, the CyanogenMod project released version 7.1 of its custom Android firmware, the world learned that Dennis Ritchie, creator of the C programming language and co-creator of the UNIX operating system, had passed away, and the time zone reference database used by all versions of Unix and Linux was taken offline due to a copyright claim. The German Chaos Computer Club made headlines when it announced that it had cracked a government trojan known as the "Federal Trojan" (Bundestrojaner); however, a number of virus scanners still fail to deal with the treat.

Featured Articles

In the lead up to Linux 3.1, Thorsten Leemhuis detailed some of the recent developments taking place with the upcoming kernel, and Glyn Moody took a look at the biggest WebKit contributor that most people didn't even know about: Adobe. With Canonical's latest Ubuntu 11.10 release, The H detailed some of the major changes in the latest version of the popular Linux distribution.

Open Source Releases

Security Alerts

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