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21 July 2012, 11:59

The H Roundup for the week ending 21 July

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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

A security hole was discovered in Amazon's Kindle Touch ebook reader that lets the browser execute arbitrary shell commands with root privileges. Linus Torvalds published what should be the final release candidate for the Linux kernel 3.5 which is now expected to be released this weekend.

The H also took a look at some of the recent developments around the Raspberry Pi mini-computer, including an unmanned autonomous boat, mini-satellites powered by the device, and a new breakout box, while the Raspberry Pi Foundation launched a new version of its Debian-based distribution called "Raspbian".

In other news, the Linux Foundation announced the winners of its annual T-shirt contest and The H looked at improvements in Android 4.1's security.

Featured Articles

This week, Andrew Back dove into how free and open a typical mobile phone is, Dj Walker-Morgan interviewed Azul Systems CTO Gil Tene about jHiccup, and Richard Hillesley took a look at French Linux company Mandriva and its recent attempts to reboot itself.

Open Source Releases

Security Alerts

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