The H Week - Linux 2.6.32 arrives
In the past week, The H took a look at version 2.6.32 of Linux, reported on VirtualBox 3.1, Linux Mint 8, Nessus 4.2, and vulnerabilities in FreeBSD and BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
With the release of version 2.6.32 of the Linux kernel this week, This week, The H took an in-depth look at its new features, including updated 3D support, power saving changes and other improvements.
Open Source News
- OpenLogic offers CentOS Linux support for enterprises
- Google Gears to grind to halt
- Free database firewall protects PostgreSQL and MySQL
- Java EE 6 meets with muted approval
- Google's Chrome gets improved performance analysis tools
This week Microsoft was falsely accused of causing a "Black Screen of Death" with its November updates, The H covered an exploit for FreeBSD that allows users to escalate their privileges to root level, a trojan that blocks a users internet access until an activation code is entered, RIM closing another critical vulnerability in its BlackBerry Enterprise Server and Tenable releasing version 4.2 of its Nessus vulnerability scanner.
- Microsoft updates not responsible for "Black Screen of Death"
- Root exploit for FreeBSD
- Trojan demands money for internet access
- RIM closes critical hole in BlackBerry Enterprise Server
- Version 4.2 of vulnerability scanner Nessus released
Open Source Releases
The Linux Mint developers released version 8 of their popular Ubuntu-based distribution, VirtualBox 3.1 added support for live migration, the stable branch of Groovy was updated to version 1.6.6, version 4.3 of Typo3 arrived and Opsview 3.5.0 featured a complete redesign of the web interface.
- Linux Mint 8 released
- VirtualBox 3.1.0 arrives, adds teleportation support
- Groovy 1.6.6 and 1.7 RC1 released
- Typo3 4.3 released
- Opsview 3.5.0 sports redesigned UI
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