Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Monday, 29 Dec 14 - 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 Monomania srlinuxx 15/10/2009 - 10:56am
Story Windows 7, round 1 srlinuxx 15/10/2009 - 10:54am
Story Why people don't use free software srlinuxx 15/10/2009 - 10:52am
Story More Than 3GB Of RAM In Ubuntu Karmic Koala 32bit, Without Server Kernel hotice 15/10/2009 - 9:55am
Story today's leftovers & howtos: srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 10:54pm
Story Five tips to help ease the migration from Mac to Linux srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 10:17pm
Story Banshee 1.5.1 Released srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 10:15pm
Story Want That Early Chrome OS Build? You Got It. srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 10:09pm
Story Some H Shorts: srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 10:07pm
Story Opera 10.10 Beta released srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 10:04pm

Free Software Foundation: Free as in "do what I say"

Filed under
OSS

But the FSF has chosen a different path. Convinced, perhaps, that average consumers are too stupid to know what's good for them, it's embarked on a mission that's even more insidious than the DRM it opposes. No DRM system ever told an artist what notes to play or what lyrics were OK to sing. But the FSF seems intent on doing just that.

SSH Issues: Does Installing SSH Enable More Exploits Than it Solves?

Filed under
Security

SSH, the wonder tool of the security set, is misused by your users more easily and more often than you may think. John Traenkenschuh points out how well-intentioned administrators are using SSH to create gaping holes in their own security, and what you can do about it.

Interview with Andreas Jaeger, SUSE Linux

Filed under
Interviews
SUSE

Following the highly intensive 9-month development effort of hundreds of full-time coders and volunteer contributors, SUSE Linux 10.1 was finally released to the public on 11 May 2006. We asked Andreas Jaeger, Project Manager at SUSE Linux, about his experiences with managing a massive and complex software project, and to give us some hints about the next SUSE release, the development of which is scheduled to start in just a couple of weeks.

Firefox Bon Echo Alpha 3 Milestone Released

Filed under
Moz/FF

Bon Echo Alpha 3 is the third developer milestone focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 2.

Also: Firefox snaps at Microsoft's heels

US Marshals Switching to Red Hat Linux

Filed under
Linux

Federal agencies want uniform software platforms to run on varied hardware, said Helmut Kurth, chief scientist and lab director at IT consulting firm Atsec. "Linux is one of the few [operating systems] that can achieve that and provide the security they need."

Handling mailing lists easily

Filed under
HowTos

If you're a Debian user it is likely that you're subscribed to several of the mailing lists which the project uses for discussion, development coordination, etc. There are a lot of lists available, some quiet, and some very busy. If you're subscribed to several of them you might be looking for a simple way of organizing them, thankfully procmail makes it easy.

Boson 0.12 released

Filed under
Gaming

Boson 0.12, a real time strategy game for Linux, has been released. This version includes support for shadows, completely new radar system, new resources and much more. Some new screenshots are also available. The download is available here.

Win a copy of “User Mode Linux”

Filed under
Linux

This week freesoftware magazine is giving away a copy of User Mode Linux by Jeff Dike. All you need to do to enter is:
1) Read our terms and conditions.
2) Answer this question:

Kubuntu and Parallels

Filed under
Mac

While I was away, Parallels brought out the release candidate of the virtual machine software for Mac OS X. Now I think I might have found the perfect Linux OS to run within a Parallels VM.

CLI Magic: Executing jobs once

Filed under
HowTos

You know you can schedule recurring jobs with the cron command. What if you want to run a certain command just once, or a limited number of times, but still at times when it is inconvenient to type in the command interactively? You could always add the command to the crontab and then remove it later. But there is also a tool that is made for this job: the at command.

RubyGems

Filed under
HowTos

RubyGems is a system for managing Ruby software libraries. Ruby code packaged in this manner is called a gem. When you find Ruby software you want to use in a project, gems offer a means of downloading, installing and managing the software.

Some changes brought by SuSE 10.1 and why they're bad

Filed under
SUSE

A couple of days ago I was very upset with the way my upgrade from 10.0 to 10.1 was like. Now I have more info about some of the changes, the rationale behind them, and why I'm not happy with SuSE 10.1.

Running VMware Workstation 5.5 on SUSE 10.1

Filed under
HowTos

As I had VMware Workstation running on my previous SUSE distros, I decided to install the latest available version 5.5 on my SUSE 10.1 desktop. I usually use VMware Workstation to run WindowsXP, as there are few applications that I need to get my job done, as well as to test and see various Linux distributions.

Enterprise-level Ubuntu Linux due this week

Filed under
Ubuntu

The developers of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution plan to make a new landmark version of the software widely available this week.

PostgreSQL Fix Could Break Applications

Filed under
Software

PostgreSQL users have been put in a potentially sticky situation by a serious security flaw made public last week. The flaw allows for SQL injection attacks, and affects all versions of PostgreSQL, aside from fixed versions released this week. However, the fix, PostgreSQL developers admit, will break many users' applications.

Open source audio applications: A rebuttal

Filed under
Linux

I just spotted this article over on digg: Open source audio applications need to learn from listeners. After reading the first few paragraphs, I had to ask myself a question: What the heck is the editor talking about?

Also: Sound Recording using GNU/Linux

Rotten Effort

Filed under
Microsoft

It's bad enough when Microsoft strong-arms other software vendors into submission as a means of thwarting competition. But when it engages in underhanded tactics to intimidate users in order to land a software deal, we have a very disturbing situation on our hands. And someone needs to have the guts to speak out about it.

SUSE Linux 10.1 Review

Filed under
SUSE

Novell's SUSE Linux operating system has consistently gained momentum for years. Since I started reviewing it at version 8.1, I've found each new release to have more options, better autoconfiguration, and expanded hardware support, all while maintaining a high level of stability. But after having extensively tested SUSE Linux 10.1 for x86 and AMD64, I must say that the positive trend has faltered, and my expectations were not met with this release. While some things are clearly improved in 10.1, others have taken a step backward.

Open-source GP2X gaming and media portable review

Filed under
Gaming

While neither Sony nor Nintendo really embrace the homebrew scene with their handhelds, there is a large and dedicated group of followers who rarely buy official games for the PSP or DS. Likewise, with a few choice programs and a flash-linker, running emulators and homebrew software on the DS is a simple thing. What if there was a console that made all this easy for you?

Users want more details on open-source Java

Filed under
OSS

While users welcomed Sun Microsystems’ plan to release Java to open source, they say a lack of details about the announcement makes it difficult to determine the impact of whatever the company is aiming to do.

Syndicate content