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05 December 2009, 08:00

The H Week - Linux 2.6.32 arrives

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In the past week, The H took a look at version 2.6.32 of Linux, reported on VirtualBox 3.1, Linux Mint 8, Nessus 4.2, and vulnerabilities in FreeBSD and BlackBerry Enterprise Server.


With the release of version 2.6.32 of the Linux kernel this week, This week, The H took an in-depth look at its new features, including updated 3D support, power saving changes and other improvements.

Open Source News

OpenLogic's launched new CentOS support services, Google winds down development of its Gears browser plug-in, The GreenSQL free database firewall now protects PostgreSQL, version 6 of the Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) was approved and Google added a heap profiler for JavaScript in its Chrome developer tools.

Security News

This week Microsoft was falsely accused of causing a "Black Screen of Death" with its November updates, The H covered an exploit for FreeBSD that allows users to escalate their privileges to root level, a trojan that blocks a users internet access until an activation code is entered, RIM closing another critical vulnerability in its BlackBerry Enterprise Server and Tenable releasing version 4.2 of its Nessus vulnerability scanner.

Open Source Releases

The Linux Mint developers released version 8 of their popular Ubuntu-based distribution, VirtualBox 3.1 added support for live migration, the stable branch of Groovy was updated to version 1.6.6, version 4.3 of Typo3 arrived and Opsview 3.5.0 featured a complete redesign of the web interface.

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