Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Wednesday, 21 Feb 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

Seven Ubuntu Derivatives worth Checking Out

Filed under
Ubuntu

jeffhoogland.blogspot: One of the mottos the Linux community has is "if you don't like it - then fork". I make a point of trying as many different variations of Ubuntu as I can, this way I can be informed when I recommend one version over another to friends and family. The following is a round up.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 133 out now

Filed under
SUSE

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 133 out now. In the issue 133 you can read:

Using KDE 4

Filed under
KDE
  • Using KDE 4 – Day 7
  • My first week on KDE, part 2 – A Review

Eight free open source books

Filed under
Linux
Software
OSS

mybroadband.co.za: It doesn't matter if you're new to open source or a long-time user, there is always more to learn about. We scoured the Web for the best open source books.

5 Websites To Learn About GIMP Photo Editing

Filed under
Web
GIMP

makeuseof.com: If you are into photo editing and you don’t want to pay for a program that you’ll never use enough to pay for itself, check out GIMP. There are also so many other GIMP photo editing resources out there on the Internet.

Screen: A SysAdmin's PowerTool

Filed under
Software

ostatic.com/blog: A major power tool that I left out of my sysadmin's toolbox article is GNU Screen. Screen has been an absolute lifesaver in the past, especially because I sometimes work remotely.

Tech worker testifies of 'blue screen of death' on oil rig's computer

Filed under
Microsoft

computerworld.com: A computer that monitored drilling operations on the Deepwater Horizon had been freezing with a "blue screen of death" prior to the explosion that sank the oil rig last April.

Peppermint Linux: An interesting approach

Filed under
Linux

ghacks.net: There are so many Linux distributions out there. Some of them are pretty standard and some of them go well out of their way to try to bring something different to the table. I’ve seen just about every take on the Linux desktop. Today, however, I came across a distribution, Peppermint Linux, that added another new twist.

Arch + XFCE: The perfect Desktop

Filed under
Linux
Software

celettu.wordpress.com: In the past week I’ve Ubuntu 10.04, Mint 9, and Arch + GNOME, but Arch + XFCE seems to beat all of those.

today's leftovers:

Filed under
News
  • FreeBSD 8.1 Provides Evolutionary Open Source Software Upgrade
  • Expect great script automation from expect-lite
  • Scribus
  • Blender as an animation editor
  • SOS Open Source Goals and Customer Segments
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.07.23
  • IBM finally let the cat out of the bag: zEnterprise System
  • A Deadly Linux/UNIX Command in Action (Video)
  • Taobao initiates Chinese open source revolution
  • Snort and Suricata Creators Exchange Heated Words
  • WebOS Netbooks in the tunnel
  • Sleep is Death
  • Going Linux Jul 22: #109 - Computer America #28
  • Feh is a fast, lightweight image viewer
  • Why NASA uses Open Source

few howtos:

Filed under
HowTos
  • Merge directories with unison-gtk
  • Convert Flv to Mp3 in Linux - FlvToMp3
  • Stupid afio Tricks
  • Remove Ubuntu One from Ubuntu 10.04

Canola Media Center Works Surprisingly Good in Ubuntu

Filed under
Software

techdrivein.com: Canola is a open source media center application which was primarily built for smart phones and netbook devices. To be frank, I had never heard about Canola before and so I decided to give Canola Media Center a spin in my laptop powered by Ubuntu.

Simple Systems Administrators Toolbox

Filed under
Software

ostatic.com/blog: Over the years I’ve come to appreciate the value of simplicity in systems administration. The more simple a setup is, the more likely it will be stable and easy to fix and maintain. Here’s what’s in my sysadmin’s toolbox:

interview: Mitchell Baker, chairperson, Mozilla

Filed under
Interviews

mercurynews.com: In the days after Microsoft's Internet Explorer had ground its browser rival Netscape into the digital dust, Baker, who had been working on the open-source Mozilla project within Netscape, was laid off in 2001. She stayed on at the nonprofit Mozilla organization as an unpaid volunteer, because she believed its mission was crucial to the Internet's future.

India's $35 Tablet- The Everything Killer

Filed under
Linux
Hardware

linuxjournal.com: On July 22 a $35 (or 1500 INR) hand-held Linux computing device was unveiled by Shri Kapil Sibal, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development of India. In a tablet form-factor and using an unspecified variant of Linux, the cost should remain low while offering a wide range of functionality.

Dell drops Ubuntu PCs from website... for now

Filed under
Ubuntu

pcpro.co.uk: Dell has stopped selling consumer PCs preloaded with Ubuntu from its website, and doesn't know when they're coming back.

Sauerbraten "Cube 2" 2010 Update Released

Filed under
Gaming

phoronix.com: If you are looking to do some Linux / open-source gaming this weekend but are looking for something new besides the recent release of VDrift, the Sauerbraten developers are out with their first update in 14 months.

First Look: Jolicloud 1.0

softpedia.com: It's been a while since our last review of the Jolicloud operating system, and since we just got a brand-new eMachines eM350 netbook we thought to give you guys a glimpse into the new release of Jolicloud 1.0.

Open Source For America' Celebrates First Anniversary, Achievements

Filed under
OSS

tmcnet.com: Open Source for America (OSFA) an organization of technology industry leaders, non-government associations and academic and research institutions that aims at boosting the use of open source software in the U.S. Federal government, has announced that as the organization is going to celebrate its first anniversary, it has already achieved a number of feats within the first year of its establishment.

Russian Government Computers to Get Linux-Based Operating System

Filed under
Linux

themoscowtimes.com: The government is hoping to launch the first version of a "national operating system" for its computers as early as next year, a senior Communications and Press Ministry official said Thursday.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Android Leftovers

Living The Linux Laptop Lifestyle

Another great advantage of open source software: you can run it off of a flash drive before installing it. And I have to admit that I loved Linux Lite's out-of-the-box feel, so much so that I reconsidered installing my number two selection: LXLE, which is designed for underpowered older machines. According to a label on the bottom of my Toughbook, this pre-Linux laptop was decommissioned in 2005, making it well over ten years old. And so I replaced the RAM, installed Linux Lite, and after a short period, I was back to living a Linux laptop lifestyle while waiting for my charger. Read more

Mentor Embedded Linux gains cloud-based IoT platform

Mentor announced a “Mentor Embedded IoT Framework” platform that builds on top of Mentor Embedded Linux with cloud-based IoT cloud services ranging from device authentication and provisioning to monitoring and diagnostics. Mentor’s Mentor Embedded IoT Framework (MEIF) extends its Yocto Project based Mentor Embedded Linux (MEL) and Nucleus RTOS development platforms to provide cloud services for IoT device management. The platform mediates between these platforms and cloud service backends, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Eclipse IoT, Microsoft Azure, and Siemens MindSphere. Read more

Bang & Olufsen’s RPi add-on brings digital life to old speakers

B&O and HiFiBerry have launched an open source, DIY “Beocreate 4” add-on for the Raspberry Pi that turns vintage speakers into digitally amplified, wireless-enabled smart speakers with the help of a 180-Watt 4-channel amplifier, a DSP, and a DAC. Bang & Olufsen has collaborated with HiFiBerry to create the open source, $189 Beocreate 4 channel amplifier kit. The 180 x 140 x 30mm DSP/DAC/amplifier board pairs with your BYO Raspberry Pi 3 with a goal of upcycling vintage passive speakers. Read more