Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Monday, 27 Mar 17 - 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 What's new in OpenStack Juno Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 8:50am
Story Elive 2.3.6 beta released Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 8:46am
Story Tiny i.MX6 module takes Linux into harsh environments Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 8:40am
Story Is Oracle Using Canonical to Counter Red Hat? Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 8:39am
Story Gnome 3.14 Review Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 8:28am
Story Sharing Distros, Tiny Core Fights Fires, and Bash Bug Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 8:04am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 1:46am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 1:45am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 1:44am
Story Blackphone bug bounty programme aims to find flaws in 'surveillance-proof' smartphone Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 12:02am

some howtos:

Filed under
HowTos
  • Broadcom BCM4306 wireless LAN without ndiswrapper

  • Convert audio files in Ubuntu with Sound Converter
  • Speed Up Firefox By Limiting The History
  • Encrypting email in Claws Mail
  • Transform Ubuntu into OS X
  • How To Run Multiple X Sessions Without Virtualization

Why Chrome OS will turn Linux into a desktop winner

Filed under
OS
Google
  • Why Google Chrome OS will turn GNU/Linux into a desktop winner

  • The history and future of Chrome OS
  • Taking the 'PC' out of the Chrome OS equation
  • Google Chrome OS, An Attack on Linux?
  • Google OS invading Microsoft’s space for a change
  • Ubuntu Voltron vs Google Chrome OS
  • Chrome OS as I Imagine It

On Using BloGtk

Filed under
Software

everyjoe.com: I’ve been using Drivel for the longest time as my blogging client. It has always been quick and easy for me to select my the blog I was going to write to. BloGtk was giving me problems the last time I tried but I need to try it out again.

Microsoft Exchange Knocks Out Gmail, Open Source at 'Birthplace' of Open Source

itbusinessedge.com: Microsoft (MSFT) ousting Google (GOOG) at MIT are fighting words at the nominal birthplace of open source software, and they’re sure to increase click-throughs all over the open source blogosphere.

A standard compliant web browser and editor: Amaya

Filed under
Software

ghacks.net: Some web browsers don’t fully respect web standards and many WYSIWYG HTML editors produce absolutely revolting code. W3C set out standards as to how HTML (and XHTML etc) should appear and whilst some choose to ignore these, some are devoted to the following of these standards.

Complete Shell Audio Player for Linux Based on Ncurses: CMus

Filed under
Linux

CMus (C* Music Player) is an ncurses-based audio player which can be run in a shell, with no need for an X server which is very configurable with Vi-like commands, multiple views and keyboard shortcuts. It supports various audio formats, including Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, WAV, AAC or WMA.

VirtualBox 3.0.0 Compiz slideshow

Filed under
Software

dedoimedo.com: Last week, I reviewed the newly released VirtualBox 3. The experience was simply phenomenal. In my review, I only briefly mentioned the 3D support, but did not dwell too long on this topic. Well, now time has come for a little exhibition.

Make Ubuntu complete with these additional installations

Filed under
Software
Ubuntu

sglnx.com: Although Ubuntu tries to provide the user with an operating system that has hassle free installation and ready to be used, there are some common applications left out during the default installation process.

Wolvix-2.0.0beta2

Filed under
Linux

openbytes.wordpress: This distro was brought to my attention in the BN IRC room, and whilst my distro hopping machine had difficulties with it (its a little anti social at the moment) I gave it a run on one of the many machines dotted around my house and found myself very surprised (pleasantly) by the results.

Linux OS for EEE PCs (700, 701, 900, 901, 1000H etc)

Filed under
Linux

gadgetmix.com: ASUS never rolled much needed updates for the EEE PCs that ran their Xandros Linux OS. No upgrades were given to the (poor) users of the EEE 700-series which were forced to use old version of Firefox (v2). Folks at XEPC.org have unveiled version 1.7 of the EEE PC OS.

Six months for a new release. Is it too quick?

Filed under
Linux

gnuman.com: There are quite a few distributions out there that are keeping to their word to keep developing a new "updated" version of their distribution and release it every six months, but with that thought, is it a bit too quick?

Stallman on the current state of GNU/Linux

Filed under
Linux
Interviews

neowin.net: Richard M. Stallman is defined by Wikipedia as being an "American software freedom activist, hacker and software developer." He is perhaps most notably known for his work on the Free Software movement. Stallman is also the father of the GNU operating system, that which is commonly referred to as Linux but more accurately defined as GNU/Linux.

LXDE on openSUSE

Filed under
Software

opensuse.org: “Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment“, is an extremely faster, performing and energy saving desktop environment. It comes with a beautiful interface, multi-language support, standard keyboard short cuts and additional features like tabbed file browsing.

Reviewed: AVG Anti-virus 8.5 for Linux

Filed under
Software

tuxradar.com: As long as NTFS partitions continue to sprawl over heterogeneous networks, anti-virus companies will dole out scanners for Linux. No surprise then that AVG Technologies, makers of the popular AVG Anti-Virus, has a scanner that runs on Linux in its latest 8.5 series bouquet.

Upgrading Ubuntu on my Dell

Filed under
Ubuntu

meandubuntu.wordpress: It took be almost a whole day to realize I was running 8.04 instead of 9.04! Ha. No no, I want to try some of that yummy new goodness, so I set off to update to 9.04!

Free Operating Systems That Aren't Linux

Filed under
OS

informationweek.com: We look beyond the traditional open source OS of choice to other free options such BSD, OpenSolaris, HaikuOS, ReactOS, and PureDarwin.

today's leftovers:

Filed under
News
  • Akademy 2009 Group Photo

  • New Apache board elected
  • Firefox 3.5 makes browsing a delight ... and much faster
  • LOL @ Mono outpaces Java in Linux desktop development
  • GIMP Lightning Brushes
  • Gentoo to Ubuntu Migration Part 3: Conclusion, Part 2, Part 1
  • Windows of mass destruction
  • Silverlight for Linux
  • Keeping In Touch: A Guide To Linux Audio Comm Channels
  • Google vs MS Comic
  • The Web at 20
  • Lancelot 1.7 screencast (KDE 4.3)
  • Linux Basement Episode 40 - SELF Recap

some howtos:

Filed under
HowTos
  • Vacuum your Firefox databases for better performance

  • Over 20 Free Tutorials for Top Open Source Apps and Linux
  • treeview tips
  • Configure FreeBSD To Use Blowfish Password Format
  • openSUSE Network Install over PXE-Boot
  • how to exit Ping and other cli apps
  • Generating Graphs with gnuplot Part 3, Part 2, Part 1
  • Write Your Own Linux Twitter Client Fast
  • Unable to Boot from Linux Live CD?
  • Basic commands, Part I: Compress and decompress files
  • How to fix VirtualBox 3 cpuload when running CentOS 5 guest
  • HOWTO: Reset your lost/forgotten root password on Debian systems
  • Install Weatherbug In Ubuntu To Get Live Weather Updates
  • Howto: A Theme for KMahjongg
  • Install PSPVC on Fedora – an iPod/PSP Video Converter for Linux
  • Video with Firefox on Debian

Warzone 2100 continues to shine

Filed under
Gaming

kmandla.wordpress: Since I occasionally pick up a game or two when I want complete distraction, I revisited Warzone 2100 yesterday, after a hiatus that approached the better part of a year. And I was pleasantly surprised.

Linux, FOSS, and the Time-Honored Tradition of Charging More for Less

Filed under
OSS

linuxtoday.com: The tech industry has elevated the time-honored tactic of charging more for less to an art form*. A cornerstone of Microsoft's business is more for less. This more-for-less tactic came into sharp focus with netbooks.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Linux/FOSS Events

  • Ten years of Codethink
    Spring is here and it is the 10th anniversary celebration of Codethink. Nobody could have orchestrated it this way but we also have GUADEC happening here in Manchester in a few months and it’s the 20th anniversary of GNOME. All roads lead to Manchester in 2017! The company is celebrating its anniversary in various ways: cool new green-on-black T-shirts, a 10 years mug for everyone, and perhaps more significantly a big sophisticated party with a complicated cake.
  • Arranging Install Fest 2017
    Next Thursday at the auditorium of the School of Computer Science, we are going to install in more than 200 new students of the university FEDORA + GNOME, since during the first year they study algorithms, C programming and GNU/Linux in general.
  • Moving OpenStack beyond borders (and possibly to Mars)
    The inaugural OpenStack Days Poland event drew more than 300 users, upstream developers, operators and vendors to the Copernicus Science Center in the heart of Warsaw, Poland on March 22. Although Warsaw is Poland’s capital city—and according to “Forbes,” a hotbed of startups and multinational tech companies’ European branches—this meetup traces its roots west to Wroclaw, the Silicon Valley of Poland, according to some event speakers.
  • Pay it forward: Sign up for Speed Mentoring at the OpenStack Summit Boston
    After a successful launch at the Austin Summit, Speed Mentoring is back in action in Boston. Organized by the Women of OpenStack, it’s designed to be a lightweight mentoring initiative to provide technical or career guidance to beginners in the community. Mentees should already be part of the community; they should have gone through, or be familiar with Upstream Training.

today's howtos

Software: LibreELEC 8.0.1 (Kodi), MKVToolnix 10.0.0, Claws Mail 3.15)

  • LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR
    LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR is available bringing Kodi v17.1, hardware support for the Raspberry Pi Zero W, improved software HEVC decoding on RPi3/CM3 hardware, driver support for Fe Pi audio cards, and support for Cirrus Logic DAC audio cards (thanks to @HiassofT). The bump to Kodi v17.1 resolves several upgrade and user-experience issues we have seen with the initial Kodi v17.0 release, and happiness is enhanced for users wearing an official LibreELEC tee-shirt or hoodie.
  • LibreELEC 8.0.1 Is Out Based on Kodi 17.1, Adds Support for Raspberry Pi Zero W
    LibreELEC developers announced the release and general availability of the first maintenance update to the major LibreELEC 8.0 stable series of the Linux-based operating system built around the Kodi open-source media center.
  • NetworkManager 1.8 to Support Handling of PINs for PKCS#11 Tokens as Secrets
    Lubomir Rintel announced that the development of the NetworkManager 1.8 major release has kicked off with the availability of the first snapshot, versioned 1.7.2, for public testing.
  • MKVToolnix 10.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulator Improves H.264 and H.265 Parsers
    MKVToolnix developer Moritz Bunkus released a new major branch of his popular, open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation software, versioned 10.0.0.
  • Claws Mail 3.15.0
    Claws Mail is a GTK+ based, user-friendly, lightweight, and fast email client.
  • Claws Mail 3.15 Open-Source Email Client Brings New Hidden Preferences, Bugfixes
    Claws Mail, the lightweight and open-source GTK+ based email client for Linux, UNIX, and Windows operating systems, was updated recently to version 3.15.0, a maintenance update that adds new functionalities and addresses a lot of bugs. Claws Mail 3.15.0 comes more than four months after the first point release to the 3.14 series of the application, and among the new features implemented we can mention a bunch of options that should help users configure Claws Mail when opening a selected message, such as checkboxes on the Display and Summaries page of Preferences.

Games for GNU/Linux

  • It looks like we may be getting a Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition
    Back in January Beamdog was looking for testers on a new game. Now the Planescape website has a countdown timer. It's legitimate too, as tweeted by the Beamdog and the D&D twitter accounts.
  • RTS game 'Deadhold' could come to Linux, considering an experimental Beta
    The developers of Deadhold [Steam, Official Site] want to support Linux and they are thinking about releasing an experimental Linux Beta.
  • Ten amazing Linux games you can play without WINE
    Those of us who have taken up the mantle of a Linux gamer know that our path is rarely easy. For a long time, few games were released for our chosen platform. Those that were shipped riddled with bugs, compatibility issues and rarely worked out of the box. Getting games to work require using WINE and deeply complex almost arcane workarounds to force windows games to work on our quirky systems. Unfortunately, games rarely worked well and usually required hours of complex tweaking in order to get them to function properly. To top this all of, there were graphics driver problems, optimization issues, peripherals rarely worked out of the box and our lives were generally difficult.