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17 July 2010, 11:59

The H Week - openSUSE 11.3, OpenSolaris Board threats and Linux 2.6.35's file systems

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The H Week Logo In the last week, the final version of openSUSE 11.3 and Scala 2.8.0 were released and the OpenSolaris Governing Board threatened to dissolve. The H published a new edition of the Kernel Log on what's coming in Linux 2.6.35, Google confirmed that the Android Market now has 70,000 apps and Microsoft released a beta for Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 aimed at IT professionals.


This week, The H published another edition of the Kernel Log on what's coming in Linux 2.6.35, where Thorsten Leemhuis took an in depth look at file systems and storage.

Open Source

The openSUSE Project released version 11.3 of their popular Linux distribution, the OpenSolaris Governing Board (OGB) threatened to dissolve and to relinquish control of OpenSolaris unless Oracle takes some positive action, the 2.8.0 release of the Scala programming language added a completely redesigned collections library and it was announced that Ubuntu 10.10 is on track to include a new installer. Google released its App Inventor for Android development environment aimed at introductory computer education and confirmed that its Android Market now has more than 70,000 applications. An Android extension that allows developers to create apps using PHP was released. A group of well known open source hardware developers have published a draft for a new licence for free, Open Source Hardware (OSHW) projects and the complete draft of version 1.2 of the OpenDocument (ODF) standard was released for public review.

Open Source Releases


Mozilla disabled a login-stealing add-on for its Firefox web browser, RIM extended its BlackBerry Protect service to private customers and support for Windows 2000 and XP SP2 expired. Microsoft issued a beta of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 for evaluation as limited availability pre-release to IT professionals. The H reported on a vulnerability in FreeBSD's memory management and scareware that provides live technical support. Courion launched a Compliance Manager for file shares. Following criticism from the security community, Adobe has now moved to offering only fully patched versions of Reader from A new Windows crypto tool was released that informs users about the estimated time required for a successful brute-force attack on a chosen password. Cisco's Industrial Ethernet 3000 switches were found to contain an SNMP vulnerability and a flaw in Kaspersky's Internet Security 2011 suite prevented access to the BBC News portal, claiming that it was used to steal passwords and credit card details.

Security Alerts

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