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12 November 2011, 11:59

The H Roundup for the week ending 12 November

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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

The Linux Mint developers announced that version 12 of their distribution will use the GNOME 3 desktop with custom shell extensions, Mozilla published version 8 of its Firefox web browser and Fedora 16 was released. The next major release of Ubuntu, version 12.04 LTS, will target a larger 750 MB ISO image, meaning that it will no longer fit on a CD. Problems on the Level 3 network backbone caused major problems that affected several US and UK ISPs.

Featured Articles

This week, The H published its speed guide to Node.js, an event-drive I/O server-side JavaScript environment; Thorsten Leemhuis took a look at the upcoming 3.2 release of the Linux kernel and detailed what's new in Fedora 16; and Glyn Moody discussed why Google matters for open source, as well as what the company is doing wrong.

Open Source Releases

Security Alerts

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