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04 August 2012, 12:09

The H Roundup - Bogus leap seconds, EFI rootkits and cloud cracking

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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

Plans for Fedora 18 took shape this week with the addition of the MATE desktop, dodgy leap seconds gave a rerun of last month's leap second CPU hogging, and an EFI rootkit made use of a Thunderbolt adapter.

Meanwhile, MATE got an update, a cloud cracking service took on VPN passwords in a day, new stable Linux kernels came with a performance boost, and Huawei's routers turned out to be somewhat holesome.

Finally, NVIDIA's Linux driver raised privileges, Debian Jessie will come after Wheezy which still has many bugs to fix and Valve were pleased to find Left 4 Dead 2 running faster on Linux.

Featured Articles

This week, The H took a look at a cloud-based open source IDE for Arduino programming and Thorsten Leemhuis checked out the start of Linux 3.6 development.

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