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14 April 2012, 11:59

The H Roundup for the week ending 14 April

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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

Following the news that Canonical would no longer sponsor Kubuntu and developer Jonathan Riddell after version 12.04 of the distribution is released, the Kubuntu project announced that it will in future be sponsored by Blue Systems. The latest TIOBE Programming Community index saw the C programming language knock Java off of the top spot, and Google previewed a new version of ChromeOS with a new "Aura" user interface. A release candidate for version 2.8 of the GIMP image editor arrived and, according to a report, smart electricity meters in Puerto Rico were being hacked.

Featured Articles

This week, The H interviewed Simon Monk, the author of the Evil Genius series of books, and Glyn Moody discussed how patents on code can inhibit innovation. Meanwhile, Dj Walker-Morgan talked to executives from Linaro about the non-profit organisation's ARM Linux unification efforts.

Open Source Releases

Security Alerts

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