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06 July 2013, 11:59

The H Roundup - Linux 3.10, Fedora 19 and Mir raises eyebrows

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The H Roundup logo Welcome to The H Roundup, your 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. This week: the 3.10 Linux kernel and Fedora 19 are released, Ubuntu's Mir plans raise eyebrows, the first Firefox OS phones arrive in the market, German intelligence services are spying on the country's backbone, a new beta release from Firefox, and LibreOffice plans to boost spreadsheets with GPU acceleration.

Top News

This week saw the release of the latest version of the Linux kernel, the LXDE developers previewed a port of their desktop environment to Qt, and Canonical's roadmap for switching Ubuntu to Mir as soon as possible is raising eyebrows.

Meanwhile, the Fedora developers unveiled Fedora 19 and the first Firefox OS phones hit the market in Spain.

Avira is discontinuing its anti-virus solutions for Linux. In Germany, in the wake of the PRISM scandal, details emerged on the extent of data gathering local intelligence services are engaged in at the country's main internet backbone.

The LibreOffice developers are working to boost the performance of their spreadsheet application with GPU-based processing, the latest Firefox beta gets an a universal share button, and a new programming language targeted at GPUs arrives on the scene.


Thorsten Leemhuis explains the new features in Linux 3.10 and also looks at the latest Fedora release, proving that Schrödinger's Cat is definitely alive.

Open Source Releases

Open source releases this week include a number of open source RSS readers, a maintenance release of Samba, a new version of systemd, and a new version of the Rust language.

Security Alerts

A bug in Atlassian's Crowd software puts unpatched servers at risk, gaming company Ubisoft had its customer data compromised, and Apple has released a security update for Mac OS X.

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