Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Tuesday, 27 Sep 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

Corsair DHX 4GB DDR2-800MHz

Filed under
Hardware

phoronix.com: It's been a while since last looking at any Corsair memory at Phoronix, but up for review this afternoon is their latest TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX memory. This DDR2 memory features Corsair's DHX technology for cooling the memory ICs with EPP latencies of 4-4-4-12 and run at 800MHz. Like many other Corsair products, the TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX is also backed by a lifetime warranty.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 40

Filed under
SUSE

news.opensuse.org: Issue #40 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 1 Now Available, Serious e1000e Driver Issue, and openSUSE Homepage Redesigned.

2008 New Zealand Open Source Awards

Filed under
OSS

radar.oreilly.com: Wednesday night in Wellington is a lot more exciting when the New Zealand Open Source Award ceremony is on! We gave out prizes for best project, contributor, use in government, use in business, use in education, use in community organization, and use for infrastructure, as well as two special awards.

few howtos:

Filed under
HowTos
  • 30 Cool Acer Aspire One Hacks

  • Bypassing automatic updates Debian-based distros
  • Firewall with QoS for home setup
  • Ask Linux.com: Mobile broadband, partitioning thumbs
  • Using SnortSP and Snort 2.8.2
  • 5 ways to make using bash more productive
  • Read Firefox cookie file
  • How to compile The Fabulous Logic Analyzer on Gentoo Linux
  • My home network
  • How To Use UUID To Mount Partitions Under Ubuntu Linux

Grafting American attitudes on European open source

Filed under
OSS

blogs.zdnet: Big Money Matt Asay is fairly dismissive of European open source. It lacks the killer instinct, he writes. The only way to graft that on is to bring the European to America.

Also: European open-source guidelines spark debate

Linux for Older PCs : From Ubuntu to Vector Linux

Filed under
Linux

anojrs.blogspot: Finally after 2 long years, this week, I decided to move on a bit, and try something new. My PC is getting older and constantly struggles to carry the huge processing needs for the latest KDE4 or Gnome. This week, I tried Vector Linux.

The GNU Cake

Filed under
OSS

reeteshification.blogspot: Today is GNU's 25th Birthday and the FSF Student Chapter at GRIET, my college celebrated the event with great enthusiasm. The main part was the cake Cutting at the end where all us FSF members and Staff of CSE Department ate a GNU!..... Cake.

Mandriva 2009/KDE 4.1 Revisited

Filed under
Linux

As Mandriva prepares for its 2009 release, I've been updating Mandriva 2009 daily from their "cooker" (development) repository ever since I installed a beta version a few weeks ago. Last night's update was massive, with an update of over 350 packages.

First Impressions: Pardus 2008.1 KDE4 Edition

Filed under
Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: ALMOST a year has passed since I first reviewed Pardus. As my previous review shows, I was mightily impressed with Pardus, so I was delighted to see a recent appearance in the Distrowatch release listings for the latest version, 2008.1.

100+ Beautiful Free Fonts for Ubuntu

Filed under
Ubuntu

junauza.com: If you are a graphic and web designer, the default fonts that came with Ubuntu will surely be not enough for your needs. However, if you know where to look, you can find plenty of additional fonts that can help get the job done. I'll show you.

Ubuntu Forums Promotes Silence; Thumb Sucking

Filed under
Web
Ubuntu

davestechsupport.com/blog: For those of you out there who use Ubuntu Linux (or any Linux distro for that matter), recent events on the Ubuntu Forums might intrigue you. Recently, a new policy has been enacted by the moderators, which prevents people from posting new threads in “The Backyard”.

Paul Newman dies at 83

Filed under
Obits

guardian.co.uk: The screen legend Paul Newman has died at the age of 83 after losing a long battle against cancer. Newman died yesterday at his farmhouse near Westport.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Release Candidate 2 (Gnome)

Filed under
MDV

headshotgamer.com: I've previously reviewed Mandriva 2009 Beta 1 using KDE 4 as the window manager. I didn't like what I saw. This time, it's the Gnome window manager and this is the last development release before the final version hit the download mirrors on the 9th of October 2008. Hopefully they've got everything right.

Atheros HAL Under Free Software License

Filed under
Software

phoronix.com: Last year the MadWiFi project abandoned their proprietary HAL in favor of using OpenHAL. This week Atheros Communications has made another step forward in enabling their wireless products on Linux. Atheros has released their HAL used for their 802.11a/b/g devices under the ISC.

Want to try GNOME 2.24?

Filed under
Software

bani.com.br: Thanks to Ken VanDine, you can try the fresh new GNOME in an easy and painless way: through a virtual machine!

Understanding Moore's Law

Filed under
Sci/Tech

arstechnica.com: In April of 1965, Electronics magazine published an article by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore. The article and the predictions that it made have since become the stuff of legend, and like most legends it has gone through a number of changes in the telling and retelling.

I keep coming back to Gentoo!

Filed under
Gentoo

rahulthewall.wordpress: I don’t know why, but somehow after using Gentoo it is impossible for me to use any other Linux Distro. I wanted to try KDE-4.1.1 quickly and I burned Kubuntu Ibex Alpha 6. I could only tolerate it for 45 minutes.

Ubuntu 7.04 reaches end-of-life on October 19, 2008

Filed under
Ubuntu

linuxcompatible.org: Ubuntu announced the release of 7.04 almost 18 months ago, on April 19, 2007. As with the earlier releases, Ubuntu committed to ongoing security and critical fixes for a period of 18 months. The support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 7.04 will reach end of life on Sunday, October 19th.

PCLinuxOS Repositories

Filed under
PCLOS

linux-blog.org: To equip the standard PCLinuxOS user with how to change repos, we first need to understand how the repository is structured, how the developers use the repositories, and how the community should make use of repositories.

Even When Linux Fans Win, They Lose

Filed under
Linux

pcmech.com: Linux fans have been arguing - very loudly - for years that we should all be using Linux. There are quite a few *nix fans that say if you use Ubuntu, it’s a “for noobs only” OS. It is this attitude that pisses me off about the Linux community as a whole.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Security News

  • Tuesday's security updates
  • New Open Source Linux Ransomware Divides Infosec Community
    Following our investigation into this matter, and seeing the vitriol-filled reaction from some people in the infosec community, Zaitsev has told Softpedia that he decided to remove the project from GitHub, shortly after this article's publication. The original, unedited article is below.
  • Fax machines' custom Linux allows dial-up hack
    Party like it's 1999, phreakers: a bug in Epson multifunction printer firmware creates a vector to networks that don't have their own Internet connection. The exploit requirements are that an attacker can trick the victim into installing malicious firmware, and that the victim is using the device's fax line. The firmware is custom Linux, giving the printers a familiar networking environment for bad actors looking to exploit the fax line as an attack vector. Once they're in that ancient environment, it's possible to then move onto the network to which the the printer's connected. Yves-Noel Weweler, Ralf Spenneberg and Hendrik Schwartke of Open Source Training in Germany discovered the bug, which occurs because Epson WorkForce multifunction printers don't demand signed firmware images.
  • Google just saved the journalist who was hit by a 'record' cyberattack
    Google just stepped in with its massive server infrastructure to run interference for journalist Brian Krebs. Last week, Krebs' site, Krebs On Security, was hit by a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that took it offline, the likes of which was a "record" that was nearly double the traffic his host Akamai had previously seen in cyberattacks. Now just days later, Krebs is back online behind the protection of Google, which offers a little-known program called Project Shield to help protect independent journalists and activists' websites from censorship. And in the case of Krebs, the DDoS attack was certainly that: The attempt to take his site down was in response to his recent reporting on a website called vDOS, a service allegedly created by two Israeli men that would carry out cyberattacks on behalf of paying customers.
  • Krebs DDoS aftermath: industry in shock at size, depth and complexity of attack
    “This attack didn’t stop, it came in wave after wave, hundreds of millions of packets per second,” says Josh Shaul, Akamai’s vice president of product management, when Techworld spoke to him. “This was different from anything we’ve ever seen before in our history of DDoS attacks. They hit our systems pretty hard.” Clearly still a bit stunned, Shaul describes the Krebs DDoS as unprecedented. Unlike previous large DDoS attacks such as the infamous one carried out on cyber-campaign group Spamhaus in 2013, this one did not use fancy amplification or reflection to muster its traffic. It was straight packet assault from the old school.
  • iOS 10 makes it easier to crack iPhone back-ups, says security firm
    INSECURITY FIRM Elcomsoft has measured the security of iOS 10 and found that the software is easier to hack than ever before. Elcomsoft is not doing Apple any favours here. The fruity firm has just launched the iPhone 7, which has as many problems as it has good things. Of course, there are no circumstances when vulnerable software is a good thing, but when you have just launched that version of the software, it is really bad timing. Don't hate the player, though, as this is what Elcomsoft, and what Apple, are supposed to be doing right. "We discovered a major security flaw in the iOS 10 back-up protection mechanism. This security flaw allowed us to develop a new attack that is able to bypass certain security checks when enumerating passwords protecting local (iTunes) back-ups made by iOS 10 devices," said Elcomsoft's Oleg Afonin in a blog post.
  • After Tesla: why cybersecurity is central to the car industry's future
    The news that a Tesla car was hacked from 12 miles away tells us that the explosive growth in automotive connectivity may be rapidly outpacing automotive security. This story is illustrative of two persistent problems afflicting many connected industries: the continuing proliferation of vulnerabilities in new software, and the misguided view that cybersecurity is separate from concept, design, engineering and production. This leads to a ‘fire brigade approach’ to cybersecurity where security is not baked in at the design stage for either hardware or software but added in after vulnerabilities are discovered by cybersecurity specialists once the product is already on the market.

Ofcom blesses Linux-powered, open source DIY radio ‘revolution’

Small scale DAB radio was (quite literally) conceived in an Ofcom engineer’s garden shed in Brighton, on a Raspberry Pi, running a full open source stack, in his spare time. Four years later, Ofcom has given the thumbs up to small scale DAB after concluding that trials in 10 UK cities were judged to be a hit. We gave you an exclusive glimpse into the trials last year, where you could compare the specialised proprietary encoders with the Raspberry Pi-powered encoders. “We believe that there is a significant level of demand from smaller radio stations for small scale DAB, and that a wider roll-out of additional small scale services into more geographic areas would be both technically possible and commercially sustainable,” notes Ofcom. Read more

nginx

Case in point: I've been using the Apache HTTP server for many years now. Indeed, you could say that I've been using Apache since before it was even called "Apache"—what started as the original NCSA HTTP server, and then the patched server that some enterprising open-source developers distributed, and finally the Apache Foundation-backed open-source colossus that everyone recognizes, and even relies on, today—doing much more than just producing HTTP servers. Apache's genius was its modularity. You could, with minimal effort, configure Apache to use a custom configuration of modules. If you wanted to have a full-featured server with tons of debugging and diagnostics, you could do that. If you wanted to have high-level languages, such as Perl and Tcl, embedded inside your server for high-speed Web applications, you could do that. If you needed the ability to match, analyze and rewrite every part of an HTTP transaction, you could do that, with mod_rewrite. And of course, there were third-party modules as well. Read more

Linux and Open Source Hardware for IoT

Most of the new 21 open source software projects for IoT that we examined last week listed Linux hacker boards as their prime development platforms. This week, we’ll look at open source and developer-friendly Linux hardware for building Internet of Things devices, from simple microcontroller-based technology to Linux-based boards. In recent years, it’s become hard to find an embedded board that isn’t marketing with the IoT label. Yet, the overused term is best suited for boards with low prices, small footprints, low power consumption, and support for wireless communications and industrial interfaces. Camera support is useful for some IoT applications, but high-end multimedia is usually counterproductive to attributes like low cost and power consumption. Read more