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07 January 2012, 11:59

The H Roundup for the week ending 7 January

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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

Linus Torvalds released the version 3.2 of the Linux kernel, open source Clementine music player reached version 1.0 and the Linux Mint developers updated Cinnamon, their replacement shell for GNOME 3 based on a fork of the GNOME shell. Netcraft published its January survey which showed that the open source nginx web server gained significant market share and overtook Microsoft's IIS, and the development team at Mozilla released version 11.0 of Firefox for Android, which now uses a native Android UI, into the browser's Aurora development channel. Meanwhile, Anonymous exposed neo-Nazis in Germany and chat logs revealed who was behind a major botnet, FreeDOS 1.1 was released after five years in development and a Spanish authority abandoned producing its own custom Linux distribution.

Featured Articles

This week, with the release of Linux 3.2, Thorsten Leemhuis took an in-depth look at the changes and improvements in the new release of the Linux kernel. Meanwhile Glyn Moody asked what steps free software should take in 2012 especially in terms of preserving freedom for all.

Open Source Releases

For everything The H has published in the last week, check out the last seven days of news. To keep up with The H, subscribe to the RSS feed, or follow honlinenews on Twitter. You can follow The H's own tweeting on Twitter as honline.


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