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28 July 2012, 11:59

The H Roundup for the week ending 28 July

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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

The new beta version of Firefox 15 arrived with improvements that should reduce the browser's overall memory consumption, and the Cinnamon desktop interface used by the popular Linux Mint distribution came to Fedora via the project's package repositories.

An Arduino was programmed for use as a master key to unlock hotel rooms (and the long awaited Arduino Leonardo began to ship to customers).

Linux 3.5 was released - look out for it arriving in your Linux distributions in the coming months as it brings better support for hybrid graphics hardware, updated performance monitoring components and support for FireWire Target Disk Mode. Check out the detailed feature "What's new in Linux 3.5" too.

The Rekonq browser reached version 1.0, FreeNAS brought back plugins in its 8.2 release, Microsoft did a patent deal with another Linux user, Intel's open source graphic drivers got a helping hand from Valve and Barcelona's LinuxCon Europe started shaping up.

Featured Articles

This week, Thorsten Leemhuis opened the lid on latest Linux kernel release, 3.5, and explains whats new this time round. Regular columnist Glyn Moody discussed the how developers could be paid for creating free software and The H also published its Community Calendar for August.

Open Source Releases

Security Alerts

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