Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Friday, 20 Apr 18 - 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

GNOME Project Receives $15,000 for Accessibility Work

Filed under
Software

gnome.org/press: The GNOME Project has received two grants for a total of $15,000 from Mozilla and from the F123.org-Mais Diferenças partnership for accessibility work.

Ubuntu Developer Summit: Dropping KDE Desktop

Filed under
KDE
Ubuntu
Humor

kdedevelopers.org: The Ubuntu Developer Summit is in full swing here in Florida. There have been a load of important decisions taken. For example today I dropped KDE from our desktop. I know this may be controvertial with some parts of the community but we can have unity in our new desktop..

Pardus 2011 Beta with new Package Manager

Filed under
Linux
Software

blog.ratonred.com: You will see great improvements in the upcoming release; Pardus 2011 will be shipped with KDE 4.5.2 and a whole bunch of our management tools which are written with Python, PyQt and PyKDE. I guess the package-manager will be the most noteworthy one in all.

6 Fun Ways To Explore Ubuntu 10.10

Filed under
Ubuntu

makeuseof.com: Learning a new operating system can be difficult, but is also really fun. If you’ve recently installed Ubuntu 10.10 on your computer and want to explore what this operating system is capable of, don’t panic: you’ll enjoy it.

China has the top supercomputer in the world, but it still runs Linux

Filed under
Linux
Hardware

blogs.computerworld: If you want a really, really fast computer, there are all kind of ways to build the hardware architecture, but one thing that almost all of them have in common is that they run Linux.

Nautilus Terminal

Filed under
Software
Interviews

blog.launchpad.net: If you’re a Gnome user and have watched with envy as your KDE4-using friends effortlessly open a terminal directly in their file-browser, you may be interested in Nautilus Terminal.

A month of LibreOffice

Filed under
LibO

standardsandfreedom.net: Well it’s been an exciting month, and there’s more to come. Not only this blog has known a record high peaks of audience, but I really wanted to show what we are up to these days.

The Limits of Openness?

Filed under
OSS

opendotdotdot.blogspot: I've been a long-time fan of the 3D modelling program Blender. Here's a fascinating interview with Ton Roosendaal. It's well-worth reading, but there was one section that really caught my eye:

Who's afraid of the Maverick Meerkat?

Filed under
Ubuntu
  • Who's afraid of the Maverick Meerkat?
  • Compiz based Unity will be available to test ‘ASAP’
  • Do Artists Use Ubuntu?

10 popular Windows apps that should be ported to Linux

Filed under
Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: can’t tell you how many emails, phone calls, IMs, and Facebook messages I’ve gotten that asked when or if an application would be ported from Windows to Linux. Or how many times I’ve heard someone say, “I would use Linux, if X were ported to it!”

Fedora 14 Dives Deeply into Memory Debugging

Filed under
Linux

redhat.com: Another innovation anticipated in Fedora 14 builds on the Python scriptability Red Hat engineers contributed to GDB. This capability allows developers to create new and richer functionality for this powerful debugger.

Spotlight on Linux: Arch Linux 2010.05

Filed under
Linux

linuxjournal.com: One of the top 10 most popular distributions on Distrowatch.com's page hit ranking is Arch Linux. It attracts a lot of users because of its ability to give the user a feeling of ownership without an excessive amount of time and effort.

Get a Feel of Firefox 4 in Ubuntu

Filed under
Moz/FF

techdrivein.com: Firefox 4 is all over over the news and the funny thing is, Firefox 4 final release has not even happened yet. Firefox 4 beta 6 was released recently and it boasts of key performance improvements and a number of new and useful features like Tab Candy. Let's do a quick look.

The VAR Guy Review: Netgear Wireless Management System

Filed under
Hardware

thevarguy.com: Netgear was kind enough to send me their ProSafe WMS5316 Wireless Management System (Router) and ProSafe WNDAP350 Access Points for review. Any SMB or even branch office might be interested in this feature-packed solution.

New Koobface Variant Infects Linux Systems

Filed under
Linux
Security

softpedia.com: Security researchers warn that a new drive-by download attack is capable of infecting Windows, Mac OS X and Linux systems with a new variant of the notorious Koobface worm.

2011: The Year of the Linux Desktop

Filed under
Linux

brendanscott.wordpress: Hah! Not really. I’ve been reading two posts, the first by Robert Strohmeyer, the second by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols. Both raise arguments about Linux on the Desktop and both point to mobile computing as being the future.

Ubuntu 10.10: Benchmarked And Reviewed

Filed under
Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.10: Maverick Meerkat Benchmarked And Reviewed
  • It's my Linux. I will distribute it how I want to.
  • Using Unity – Day 2
  • Cutting through the noise about Unity
  • Ubuntu Developer Summit Natty, Tuesday and Wednesday

today's leftovers:

Filed under
News
  • 20 Stunning Illustrated Wallpapers: Halloween Edition
  • Real-time Sunlight Earth Wallpaper for Ubuntu
  • Design Ideas for the SUSE/KDE Desktop
  • Red’s Bull Trade Action Alert: Red Hat, Inc.
  • openSUSE Conference 2010 Impression
  • LimeWire ordered to close by Court
  • Learning Linux the hardcore way: Linux From Scratch
  • Banshee gets new UI for podcasts
  • Tate using Drupal
  • OLPC San Francisco Community Summit 2010
  • Remmina – A Better Ubuntu RDP Client
  • openSUSE Conference: A Time for Introspection?
  • Russia to create 'Windows rival'
  • Marseille's desktop plans conflict with procurement rules
  • Portuguese Gvt must stop breaking procurement rules and move to open source
  • Crossfire- Another Open Source MMORPG
  • Oracle: Google 'directly copied' our Java code
  • New Sabayon Site Design & Sabayon 5.5 Teaser
  • 7 Things We Don't Have to Invent for Animation Production
  • why newbies should use linux

some howtos:

Filed under
HowTos
  • Using Strace to Trace Problems
  • Boot from CD-ROM in newer versions of VirtualBox
  • Get Up to Speed with Blender, for Graphics and Animation Panache
  • PostgreSQL 9: Balancing Hardware Spending
  • PostgreSQL 9: Reliable Controller and Disk Setup
  • Prevent DOS with iptables
  • How To Use Kindle With Ubuntu
  • How to Use policy to control bluecoat ProxySG administrator access
  • KDE 4.5.2 available for Mandriva 2010

Ubuntu 11.04 Unity

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Openwashing Apple and Microsoft Proprietary Frameworks/Services

Viperr Linux Keeps Crunchbang Alive with a Fedora Flair

Do you remember Crunchbang Linux? Crunchbang (often referred to as #!) was a fan-favorite, Debian-based distribution that focused on using a bare minimum of resources. This was accomplished by discarding the standard desktop environment and using a modified version of the Openbox Window Manager. For some, Crunchbang was a lightweight Linux dream come true. It was lightning fast, easy to use, and hearkened back to the Linux of old. Read more

Openwashing Cars

  • Open source: sharing patents to speed up innovation
    Adjusting to climate change will require a lot of good ideas. The need to develop more sustainable forms of industry in the decades ahead demands vision and ingenuity. Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla and SpaceX, believes he has found a way for companies to share their breakthroughs and speed up innovation. Fond of a bold gesture, the carmaker and space privateer announced back in 2014 that Tesla would make its patents on electric vehicle technology freely available, dropping the threat of lawsuits over its intellectual property (IP). Mr Musk argued the removal of pesky legal barriers would help “accelerate the advent of sustainable transport”. The stunning move has already had an impact. Toyota has followed Tesla by sharing more than 5,600 patents related to hydrogen fuel cell cars, making them available royalty free. Ford has also decided to allow competitors to use its own electric vehicle-related patents, provided they are willing to pay for licences. Could Telsa’s audacious strategy signal a more open approach to patents among leading innovators? And if more major companies should decide to adopt a carefree attitude to IP, what are the risks involved?
  • Autonomous car platform Apollo doesn't want you to reinvent the wheel
    Open source technologies are solving many of our most pressing problems, in part because the open source model of cooperation, collaboration, and almost endless iteration creates an environment where problems are more readily solved. As the adage goes, "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow." However, self-driving vehicle technology is one rapidly growing area that hasn't been greatly influenced by open source. Most of today's autonomous vehicles, including those from Volkswagen, BMW, Volvo, Uber, and Google, ride on proprietary technology, as companies seek to be the first to deliver a successful solution. That changed recently with the launch of Baidu's Apollo.

today's leftovers

  • KDE Applications 18.04 Brings Dolphin Improvements, JuK Wayland Support
    The KDE community has announced the release today of KDE Applications 18.04 as the first major update to the open-source KDE application set for 2018.
  • Plasma Startup
    Startup is one of the rougher aspects of the Plasma experience and therefore something we’ve put some time into fixing [...] The most important part of any speed work is correctly analysing it. systemd-bootchart is nearly perfect for this job, but it’s filled with a lot of system noise.
  • Announcing Virtlyst – a web interface to manage virtual machines
    Virtlyst is a web tool that allows you to manage virtual machines. In essence it’s a clone of webvirtmgr, but using Cutelyst as the backend, the reasoning behind this was that my father in law needs a server for his ASP app on a Win2k server, the server has only 4 GiB of RAM and after a week running webvirtmgr it was eating 300 MiB close to 10% of all available RAM. To get a VNC or SPICE tunnel it spawns websockify which on each new instance around 20 MiB of RAM get’s used. I found this unacceptable, a tool that is only going to be used once in a while, like if the win2k freezes or goes BSOD, CPU usage while higher didn’t play a role on this.
  • OPNFV: driving the network towards open source "Tip to Top"
    Heather provides an update on the current status of OPNFV. How is its work continuing and how is it pursuing the overall mission? Heather says much of its work is really ‘devops’ and it's working on a continuous integration basis with the other open source bodies. That work continues as more bodies join forces with the Linux Foundation. Most recently OPNFV has signed a partnership agreement with the open compute project. Heather says the overall OPNFV objective is to work towards open source ‘Tip to top’ and all built by the community in ‘open source’. “When we started, OPNFV was very VM oriented (virtual machine), but now the open source movement is looking more to cloud native and containerisation as the way forward,” she says. The body has also launched a C-RAN project to ensure that NFV will be ready to underpin 5G networks as they emerge.
  • Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S11E07 – Seven Years in Tibet - Ubuntu Podcast
  • Failure to automate: 3 ways it costs you
    When I ask IT leaders what they see as the biggest benefit to automation, “savings” is often the first word out of their mouths. They’re under pressure to make their departments run as efficiently as possible and see automation as a way to help them do so. Cost savings are certainly a benefit of automation, but I’d argue that IT leaders who pursue automation for cost-savings alone are missing the bigger picture of how it can help their businesses. The true value of automation doesn’t lie in bringing down expenses, but rather in enabling IT teams to scale their businesses.
  • Docker Enterprise Edition 2.0 Launches With Secured Kubernetes
    After months of development effort, Kubernetes is now fully supported in the stable release of the Docker Enterprise Edition. Docker Inc. officially announced Docker EE 2.0 on April 17, adding features that have been in development in the Docker Community Edition (CE) as well as enhanced enterprise grade capabilities. Docker first announced its intention to support Kubernetes in October 2017. With Docker EE 2.0, Docker is providing a secured configuration of Kubernetes for container orchestration. "Docker EE 2.0 brings the promise of choice," Docker Chief Operating Officer Scott Johnston told eWEEK. "We have been investing heavily in security in the last few years, and you'll see that in our Kubernetes integration as well."