Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Monday, 27 Jun 16 - Tux Machines is a community-driven public service/news site which has been around for over a decade and primarily focuses on GNU/LinuxSubscribe now Syndicate content

Search This Site

Quick Roundup

Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Is Linux the New Threat? srlinuxx 26/09/2009 - 2:32pm
Story openSUSE Weekly News#90 is out! srlinuxx 26/09/2009 - 2:34pm
Story Distro Hoppin`: PCLinuxOS 2009.2 srlinuxx 26/09/2009 - 2:35pm
Story Myth of the blue-headed step children srlinuxx 26/09/2009 - 6:14pm
Story Proposed Process Changes For X Server 1.8 srlinuxx 26/09/2009 - 6:16pm
Story Clipboard management with Linux srlinuxx 26/09/2009 - 6:17pm
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 26/09/2009 - 9:03pm
Forum topic Improvement ilaserok 27/09/2009 - 2:10am
Story Boot Linux Over HTTP With boot.kernel.org (BKO) falko 27/09/2009 - 9:49am
Story Jolicloud brings the stupidity of web apps to Linux netbooks. acurrie 1 27/09/2009 - 11:08am

Use GNU/Linux and help save the planet

Filed under
Linux

Now, I’m not one of those naive, faintly embarrassing Linux evangelists, who is going to claim that Linux can cure piles, acne, hiccups or halitosis. But it strikes me that it does have a role to play in reducing the mountain of waste or, at least, postponing the evil day when another obsolete PC is tossed on the proverbial scrapheap.

How fast is your disk?

Filed under
Linux

It's a known fact that although disk storage capacities are improving at an impressive rate, disk performance improvements are occurring at a rather slower rate. Here are the two techniques for measuring disk performance in Linux. With a little bit of torturing, and some fun on the way, find out how fast your hard disk drive really is.

The OpenBSD 4.0 Crash Course Available

Filed under
BSD

I've spent the last several weeks writing, revising, and editing a project called The OpenBSD 4.0 Crash Course for O'Reilly Media. It's now available for download for U.S. $9.99 from O'Reilly. Below is a sample from the book to show you what you can expect from it.

Redesign of Firefox's History based on the User’s Memory

Filed under
Moz/FF

Taking a quick break from posting about microformats, I would like to describe some ideas I had recently about the user interface of Firefox’s history.

Open Source Challenges Vista at U.K. Education Show

Filed under
OSS

Although Microsoft had one of the largest spaces at BETT, the leading educational technology show in the U.K., there was a strong case made for open source software. Becta, an advice organisation supported by government, published a report that advised against any sudden move to upgrade Windows.

Dreamlinux 2.2 MME — when dreams come true

Filed under
Linux
Reviews

Dreamlinux is an operating system that boots from a Live-CD with the option to install on a hard drive as well. Dreamlinux is not just another Live-CD based on Debian, it’s not another distro coming with XFCE 4.4. Dreamlinux 2.2 MME is a polished multimedia system from which Xubuntu developers could really learn a lot.

Using open source as a marketing ploy

Filed under
OSS

This morning News.com is running an article (Taking the plunge into open source) on how proprietary software companies are leveraging (bastardizing?) open source practices for some of their new products. A big part of the profile is on a company called Aras.

Linux Games Kids Play

Filed under
Gaming

Dad said he needed to write his blog early this weekend. But right now, he is walking around the living room and griping about writer's block. He looks kinda funny. So we sneaked in here to say what we don't like and do like about the computer. The adults have said what they liked, now it is the kid's turn.

Chat it up in Emacs with IRC modes

Filed under
Software

Sometimes it seems like the Emacs editor has features that only operating systems have. You can, for instance, run an Internet Relay Chat client to chat online right from inside of Emacs. A handful of GPLed Emacs IRC clients are available today as add-on modes -- and since GNU Emacs 22 was released last year, two of them come built right in. Here's a look at all of them.

Drupal 5.0 released

Filed under
Drupal

After 8 months of development we are ready to release Drupal 5.0 to the world. Today is also Drupal's 6th birthday, so the timing could not be more perfect. Drupal 4.0 was released in 2002 and finally we feel confident to increase the major version number from 4 to 5.

Start Firefox with a splash

Filed under
Moz/FF

Yes, Firefox takes a while when starting up for the first time. You can make it a little easier to wait while Firefox starts with Splash. This extension, developed by slyfox, presents a splash screen featuring Firefox globe logo and a progress bar.

Take logical partitioning in the p5 environment to the next level

Filed under
Linux

Learn how to configure a p5 server to provide redundancy and recoverability in a production environment. You should already be familiar with how to create and configure a VIO Server and an LPAR.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 185

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Pardus Linux 2007

  • News: FreeBSD 6.2, BSD licensing, new gNewSense point release, Debian live CD for PS3, Solaris media kit
  • Released last week: FreeBSD 6.2, BLAG Linux And GNU 60000
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2007.1, FreeSBIE 2.0
  • Site news: A semi-annual reminder about DistroWatch editorial policy
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Top 3 Linux Distros - No Easy Choice

Filed under
Linux

Figuring out the best Linux distribution depends entirely on one's intended use for the program. As open source, freely distributed software, Linux programs have been modified and redesigned in countless ways to fulfill as many needs. However, some versions have proven more popular than others.

XAMPP - All in one web server Installation and Configuration in Debian

Filed under
HowTos

XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is really very easy to install and to use - just download, extract and start.

DeLi Linux: A light Linux distribution, done right

Filed under
Linux

Perhaps one of the best Linux distributions tailored for older hardware is DeLi Linux. It's simple, and performs well enough to run on hardware as old as a 486. In fact, DeLi Linux runs on anything better than a 386 with at least 4MB of memory, though if you have only 4MB, don't expect stellar performance.

What's the Linux Holdup?

Filed under
Linux

Giving desktop Linux a larger market share? To be honest, this can be a touchy subject for me, personally. Much of the reasoning behind my "rough feelings" on the matter stem from the fact that I disagree with much of the Linux and Microsoft camps in general. That's right, I think that large numbers from both groups are wrong, and it's because of this that each OS is experiencing so much trouble now in the press.

Two principles of successful open source businesses

Filed under
OSS

I had dinner with Fabrizio, a good friend and CEO of Funambol, the leading mobile open source company. Fabrizio said some things about open source that rang true with me, which I had not considered before.

EU Study Says Open Source Could Increase Competitiveness

Filed under
OSS

Increased use of free and open source software in Europe could increase the region’s competitiveness with the US, according to a European Commission study.

Vista launch will boost desktop Linux

Filed under
Linux

The launch of Windows Vista has created a huge opportunity for Linux vendors to take a larger share of the corporate desktop market, according to the president of Linux Australia.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Beta 2 Brings Linux Kernel 4.6.2, systemd 230 & F2FS Support

Today, June 27, 2016, the OpenMandriva team was happy to inform Softpedia via an email announcement that the second Beta release of the upcoming OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 operating system is now ready for public testing. Read more

Kirin OS

Subuser uses Docker containers to deliver desktop apps for Linux

Distributing desktop applications for Linux has long been a headache, in large part because apps have to be repackaged for each Linux distribution. And while an app-containerization technology like Docker makes it easier to bundle and distribute apps, it wasn't really designed for distributing desktop applications. Subuser is a new application-packaging system that allows Dockerized desktop apps to be run as if they were regular Linux applications. It provides just enough permissions to allow the Dockerized app to interact with the local system -- for instance, to work with the X11 display server -- while still keeping it locked down. Read more

Automotive Grade Linux wants to help open source your next car

There are times I wonder how the auto industry has managed to fall so far behind in the realm of technology. Only within the past year or so have we seen the rise of commercially available wireless options in mass production vehicles. Take a look at the standard options for mobile displays within car dashboards and you will see nothing to truly impress you. Consider that a low-spec smartphone is more impressive (and offers far more features and services) than does that console of a high-end automobile. Recently I rented a Jeep Cherokee Limited edition, that included a touch-screen console with what was supposed to have all the bells and whistles. That touch screen wound up to be less-than user-friendly, not even remotely yielding to what I what I wanted it to do, and served little purpose other than to navigate my wife and I through Miami, Florida, listen to music, and view the rear-facing camera for backing up. The in-console display had serious issues connecting to any smartphone we had, so music was limited to satellite. Read more