Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Saturday, 23 Sep 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 The Top 11 Best Linux Distros for 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 8:15pm
Story Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack 6 Previews TripleO Rianne Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 8:11pm
Story Inspired by Linux, Pivotal to open-source bulk of big data suite Rianne Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 8:07pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 7:03pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 7:00pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 6:58pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 6:52pm
Story Open-source software aims to change game for smart facades Roy Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 6:36pm
Story Softpedia's Screenshot Tours Roy Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 1:55pm
Story KDE Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 1:51pm

Current State of Intel Video, Ubuntu, and Composited Desktops

Filed under
Software
Ubuntu

redmonk.com/sogrady: I’ve had persistent issues with Intel Video since the Jaunty release of Ubuntu. The short version is that the fancy effects that I eventually came to depend on stopped working after the Intrepid release of the distribution. Both Jaunty and Karmic include Intel video drivers – and I’ve tried every bleeding edge PPA version I can find – that simply don’t work with Compiz.

The Psychology Of A Distrohopper

Filed under
Linux

jimlynch.com: There’s a unique breed of Linux user out there these days and they’re called “distrohoppers.” So what exactly makes somebody keep switching around to different Linux distributions? I don’t think it has anything to do with a natural tendency toward distropromiscuity.

Hey Ubuntu, Stop Making Linux Look Bad

Filed under
Ubuntu

linux-mag.com: Ubuntu’s new Karmic Koala 9.10 release has been highly anticipated as the greatest release ever. In truth, it falls flat on its face in a time when Linux really needed to shine.

Is The Crunchpad Dead?

Filed under
Linux
Hardware

businessinsider.com: The CrunchPad, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington's entry into the gadget business, is still missing in action. Are higher-than-expected costs to blame?

Gentoo KDE3 Deprecation Notice

Filed under
Gentoo

gentoo.org: After multiple setbacks we have finally managed to stabilise KDE4 on both major desktop architectures (amd64 and x86), with other teams to follow. The KDE3 support is being deprecated with immediate effect.

Linux's share of netbooks surging, not sagging

Filed under
Linux
Hardware

computerworld.com: Reports that the Linux netbook is dead or dying are incorrect, at least globally, according to an analyst firm.

Windows 7 or Ubuntu 9.10

Filed under
Ubuntu
  • Windows 7 or Ubuntu 9.10 – battle of the operating systems
  • Linux for grandma & grandpa
  • Ubuntu 9.10 on Netbooks, Part 1

Mandriva Linux 2010 officially announced

Filed under
MDV

blog.mandriva.com: Mandriva is proud to introduce its brand new release: Mandriva Linux 2010, code name Adelie. Take a look on a new desktop: smart, innovative and open! Mandriva Linux 2010, code name Adelie. Mandriva Linux is the only distribution including both KDE, GNOME all integrated.

Apache Software Foundation: 10 years and still open to innovation

Filed under
Software

networkworld.com: It's been 10 years since the Apache Software Foundation hung out its feather, creating what has become a series of communities filled with focused project entrepreneurs working on a laundry list of innovative efforts, one of which landed in the White House just a few weeks ago.

Bob Sutor: Working with Ubuntu 9.10: initial impressions

Filed under
Ubuntu

sutor.com: I’ve been playing with the latest Ubuntu desktop release, 9.10 Karmic Koala, since the first beta and I’ve now been using it full time for business work for three days. Here are my impressions and comments:

Faster booting with Upstart

Filed under
Software

h-online.com: A good portion of the boot time on current Linux systems is spent on system initialisation and starting dozens of daemons sequentially. The Ubuntu 9.10 development team have started to parallelise and accelerate the boot process through the large scale use of Upstart.

Windows 7 Versus Linux

Filed under
Linux
Microsoft

oneclicklinux.com: . I went to a Win7 party, the host agreed to install copies of Win7, Fedora, openSUSE, and OSX. And yes, they were impressed by how fast and how many programs that were ready to run, but because it didn't run Photoshop - they were willing to pay the $320 for Windows.

Also: More Reasons Why Linux Misses The Desktop

GNOME Keyring

Filed under
Software
Security

mdeslaur.blogspot: For the past week or so, people have been talking about a “security issue” in Seahorse. This sums up my opinion on the matter: This isn't a security issue, and there is no good way to fix it.

Review: Parted Magic 4.5

Filed under
Linux

raiden.net: Every so often there comes a distribution that sets itself apart from all others in ways far beyond mention. Parted Magic is one of those. It is *the* defacto distribution for all hard drive maintenance. And the more it grows, the better it gets.

Value added equals useless bloat

Filed under
OS
Linux
Software

toolbox.com/blogs: What is it with installing programs these days? Just about any program you wish to install comes with some useless so called value added junk which does nothing but use up computer resources and slow it down. I am not just talking about windows programs either.

Why isn't Linux perfect?

Filed under
Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I am the IT admin of a local school. Our school runs a mix of Windows, Apple and Linux machines. I have learned that there is no such thing as a Perfect OS nor is there any such thing as "perfect" software.

Also: YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary

Mandriva Linux 2010 Release Tour

Filed under
MDV

mandriva.com: Mandriva Linux 2010 is one of the most innovative and one step beyond releases ever of Mandriva Linux, the leader in innovative and easy-to-use desktop Linux.

Bug in latest Linux gives untrusted users root access

Filed under
Linux
Security

theregister.co.uk: A software developer has uncovered a bug in most versions of Linux that could allow untrusted users to gain complete control over the open-source operating system.

Linux torrents get a mention in landmark court case

Filed under
Linux
Web
Legal

computerworld.com.au: The Federal Court of Australia has heard how peer-to-peer software, BitTorrent, is used to distribute Linux-based operating systems.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

OpenSUSE fonts – The sleeping beauty guide

Pandora’s box of fonts is one of the many ailments of the distro world. As long as we do not have standards, and some rather strict ones at that, we will continue to suffer from bad fonts, bad contrast, bad ergonomics, and in general, settings that are not designed for sustained, prolonged use. It’s a shame, because humans actually use computers to interface with information, to READ text and interpret knowledge using the power of language. It’s the most critical element of the whole thing. OpenSUSE under-delivers on two fonts – anti-aliasing and hinting options that are less than ideal, and then it lacks the necessary font libraries to make a relevant, modern and pleasing desktop for general use. All of this can be easily solved if there’s more attention, love and passion for the end product. After all, don’t you want people to be spending a lot of time interacting, using and enjoying the distro? Hopefully, one day, all this will be ancient history. We will be able to choose any which system and never worry or wonder how our experience is going to be impacted by the choice of drivers, monitors, software frameworks, or even where we live. For the time being, if you intend on using openSUSE, this little guide should help you achieve a better, smoother, higher-quality rendering of fonts on the screen, allowing you to enjoy the truly neat Plasma desktop to the fullest. Oh, in the openSUSE review, I promised we would handle this, and handle it we did! Take care. Read more

Today in Techrights

Direct Rendering Manager and VR HMDs Under Linux

  • Intel Prepping Support For Huge GTT Pages
    Intel OTC developers are working on support for huge GTT pages for their Direct Rendering Manager driver.
  • Keith Packard's Work On Better Supporting VR HMDs Under Linux With X.Org/DRM
    Earlier this year Keith Packard started a contract gig for Valve working to improve Linux's support for virtual reality head-mounted displays (VR HMDs). In particular, working on Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) and X.Org changes needed so VR HMDs will work well under Linux with the non-NVIDIA drivers. A big part of this work is the concept of DRM leases, a new Vulkan extension, and other changes to the stack.

Software: Security Tools, cmus, Atom-IDE, Skimmer Scanner

  • Security Tools to Check for Viruses and Malware on Linux
    First and foremost, no operating system is 100 percent immune to attack. Whether a machine is online or offline, it can fall victim to malicious code. Although Linux is less prone to such attacks than, say, Windows, there is no absolute when it comes to security. I have witnessed, first hand, Linux servers hit by rootkits that were so nasty, the only solution was to reinstall and hope the data backup was current. I’ve been a victim of a (very brief) hacker getting onto my desktop, because I accidentally left desktop sharing running (that was certainly an eye opener). The lesson? Even Linux can be vulnerable. So why does Linux need tools to prevent viruses, malware, and rootkits? It should be obvious why every server needs protection from rootkits — because once you are hit with a rootkit, all bets are off as to whether you can recover without reinstalling the platform. It’s antivirus and anti-malware where admins start getting a bit confused. Let me put it simply — if your server (or desktop for that matter) makes use of Samba or sshfs (or any other sharing means), those files will be opened by users running operating systems that are vulnerable. Do you really want to take the chance that your Samba share directory could be dishing out files that contain malicious code? If that should happen, your job becomes exponentially more difficult. Similarly, if that Linux machine performs as a mail server, you would be remiss to not include AV scanning (lest your users be forwarding malicious mail).
  • cmus – A Small, Fast And Powerful Console Music Player For Linux
    You may ask a question yourself when you see this article. Is it possible to listen music in Linux terminal? Yes because nothing is impossible in Linux. We have covered many popular GUI-based media players in our previous articles but we didn’t cover any CLI based media players as of now, so today we are going to cover about cmus, is one of the famous console-based media players among others (For CLI, very few applications is available in Linux).
  • You Can Now Transform the Atom Hackable Text Editor into an IDE with Atom-IDE
    GitHub and Facebook recently launched a set of tools that promise to allow you to transform your Atom hackable text editor into a veritable IDE (Integrated Development Environment). They call the project Atom-IDE. With the release of Atom 1.21 Beta last week, GitHub introduced Language Server Protocol support to integrate its brand-new Atom-IDE project, which comes with built-in support for five popular language servers, including JavaScript, TypeScript, PHP, Java, C#, and Flow. But many others will come with future Atom updates.
  • This open-source Android app is designed to detect nearby credit card skimmers
    Protecting our data is a constant battle, especially as technology continues to advance. A recent trend that has popped up is the installation of credit card skimmers, especially at locations such as gas pumps. With a simple piece of hardware and 30 seconds to install it, a hacker can easily steal credit card numbers from a gas pump without anyone knowing. Now, an open-source app for Android is attempting to help users avoid these skimmers.