The H Roundup for the week ending 17 September
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.
The week's most read news was about the arrival of a second beta of GNOME 3.2 and the return of trojans that hide inside a PC's BIOS and survive even the hard disk being changed. A tool appeared which automated social engineering on Facebook and the Linux Foundation and BitTorrent's uTorrent servers both suffered security breaches. We also had the latest on the Raspberry Pi ARM-based computer, Qt's independence, Ubuntu application development, Wine and Google's most recent bulk patent purchase.
- Second beta of GNOME 3.2
- Return of the BIOS trojans
- Facebook tool helps out stalkers
- Security breach at Linux Foundation
- uTorrent server delivered malware for two hours on Tuesday
- Raspberry Pi warms up
- Qt gets a bit more independence
- Ubuntu web site launched to encourage application developers
- Wine 1.3.28 uses OpenGL renderer for DirectDraw
- Google buys another thousand IBM patents
This week saw the latest installment of CSI:Internet as the forensic experts dived into the RAM of a PC to find evidence of tampering. The H also had Thorsten Leemhuis's latest Kernel Log looking at the x32 ABI, Andrea Müller talked with the openSUSE community, and Richard Hillesley looked at Arch Linux and its philosophy.
- CSI:Internet - A trip into RAM
- Kernel Log: x32 ABI gets around 64-bit drawbacks
- Fresh wind for openSUSE
- Arch Linux – "It is what you make it"
Open Source Releases
- Apache Wicket 1.5: new event system and HTML5 components
- jQuery Mobile beta 3 released
- digiKam 2.1 includes new panorama tool
- Django updates address security bugs
- PostgreSQL 9.1 with synchronous replication
- NoSQL database MongoDB 2 ups the tempo
- Lexis-Nexis finally releases source code to HPCC
- Add-on SDK for Firefox updated
- Scientific Linux 5.7 released
- Lucene and Solr updates fix index corruption bug
- Spring Roo to be up to 10 times faster and without GPL
- Omaha 3: Updating Google style
- Version 2.2 of the Zentyal Small Business Server released
- Microsoft closes holes in Windows and Office
- Adobe closes 14 holes in Reader and Acrobat
- Cisco patches critical vulnerabilities
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