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Updated perl-HTTP-Body package fixes security vulnerability: Jonathan Dolle reported a design error in HTTP::Body, a Perl module for processing data from HTTP POST requests. The HTTP body multipart parser creates temporary files which preserve the suffix of the uploaded file.
Intel's Windows OpenGL driver continues to make progress in a more steadfast manner than the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver. The latest achievement for the Intel Windows driver is OpenGL 4.2 compliance for Haswell.
Google has opened up its Mirror API for Google Glass to any and all developers, rather than just the whitelist of early adopters that could previously use it.
While zRAM has been part of the Linux kernel's staging area for a while now and this RAM-based compressed block device is used by Chrome OS and Android, it's struggling to get promoted to the main area of the kernel.
The GNOME developers unleashed a few days ago the second maintenance release for the GNOME Online Accounts 3.10 package of the GNOME 3.10 desktop environment, as well as the second development version towards the GNOME Online Accounts 3.12 package, which will be part of the upcoming GNOME 3.12 release.
DragonFlyBSD 3.6 is out today and it's an extremely exciting release for the BSD operating system!
Last week, AOL announced the impending death of Winamp, saying that the 16-year-old media player would be shut down within a month.But fans of the venerable software have launched a "Save Winamp" website and petition asking AOL either to keep Winamp alive or to open source its code.
The GNOME developers have announced a few days ago the the second development release towards GNOME Shell 3.12 user interface for the upcoming GNOME 3.12 desktop environment is available for download and testing.
Previously, Newegg made the risky choice not to put on a damages expert, but Baldauf took the issue on in his closing.The jurors had seen a retail giant like Target pay just $40,000 to get out of the TQP lawsuit, so Baldauf asked jurors to consider the hard math of patent litigation."Let's say you're in charge of litigation at Target," he said. "It's $2 million to $3 million to defend yourself. I think most people in that situation would decide to settle." But it doesn't mean that Target respects the patent, said Baldauf. "I can't imagine anyone at Target thinks this patent is valid or infringed."
After dabbling with a KDE Plasma Active Tablet, Aaron Siego has announced today Make Play Live's first product as the Improv. The Improv is an open-source ARM development board that runs Mer OS and is compatible with Wayland.
I know. I know. We've been hearing about the benefits of Big Data for several years and yet few but the largest companies have taken advantage. Perhaps the cloud could change that, putting big data processing within reach of most organizations and ushering in a new wrinkle: real-time decision making.
Anichips announced a $59 SBC said to be the first Pico-ITX board based on Allwinner’s dual-core, Cortex-A7 based A20 SoC. The 100 x 72mm, open source, Android- and Linux-ready PhoenixA20 offers multiple display and wireless interfaces, as well as camera and Ethernet ports, and is supported by the same SwiftBoard.org community that backs the company’s […]
Wakawa Linux 1.1.3 (Openbox) is available. The Wakawã project is a customization "rolling release" of the Linux Debian testing/sid.
Today in Open Source: How Elementary OS got started. Plus: Does Google already own Mozilla? And a review of openSUSE 13.1
Gambas is an open-source development environment based on a Basic interpreter and with support for object extensions. It's been compared to Visual Basic, but Gambas supports Linux and is GPLv2 software...
Linux is everywhere, except on traditional PCs. But when it comes to total platform domination, you can't beat Linux on supercomputers.
As news continues to be released, it becomes more and more obvious that the NSA is now the de facto owner of the Internet and at this point it appears that little can be done about it. The federal government has poured over $1.5 billion into the Bumblehive project alone, the million square foot facility in Utah that includes a 100,000 square foot data center. It seems doubtful, given the amount of money the U.S. government has put into such NSA projects, that legislators will vote to shut down these operations anytime soon — if ever.
With the introduction of the solid-state Flash drive, performancecame to the forefront for data storage technologies. Prior to that,software developers and server administrators needed to devise methodsfor which they could increase I/O throughput to storage, most of whichresulted in low capacity caching to random access memory (RAM)or a RAM drive.
The card micro that makes connecting projects to the cloud easyReview Most products’ origins are prosaic: an inventor or a suit spots a gap in the market and attempts to fill it. Other products, however, have rather more bizarre beginnings. A case in point: Electric Imp came about because co-founder Hugo Fiennes wanted to connect the lights in his new bathroom to the internet.…
We're at a particularly interesting time in technology, the Internet, the open source movements, and what accessibility means. We get the ability to be a lot of different people that were not possible before: web designer, cloud architect, open source project manager, open source developer, and more. Working from home is viable with an Internet connection in a way that wasn’t available in the early 1990s. And, when was the last time you looked at the Yellow Pages? (I was on vacation in the Bahamas and was curious. That was it for me.)