Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Friday, 29 Jul 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

TEENpup 2008, the kids’ Linux OS with adult undertones

Filed under
Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: As a branch of the popular Puppy Linux distribution, it’s targeted squarely at teenage users. TEENpup 2008 contains the largest collection of multimedia and internet-related programs I’ve ever seen on one (half-full) CD.

F9 Beta release announcement & Screenshots

Filed under
Linux

Ah, spring... when a young penguin's fancy lightly turns to thoughts
of... Beta testing! Yes, spring has sprung, and so has the Beta release
of Fedora 9!

Free/Open-source Genealogy Software

Filed under
Software

junauza.com: A computer program used to collect, visualize, and publish genealogical data is called a Genealogy (the study and tracing of families) software. At a minimum, genealogy software collects the date and place of an individual's birth, marriage, and death, and stores the relationships of individuals to their parents, spouses, and children.

Linux: A Tempting Target for Malware?

Filed under
Linux

linuxinsider.com: The Linux operating system is not immune to virus infections, although Linux-specific viruses are extremely rare. Linux servers face more risk of virus attack than Linux desktops.

Standards expert defends OOXML fast-track bid

Filed under
OSS

news.zdnet.co.uk: A European standards expert has defended the move to fast-track the International Organization for Standardization approval process for Microsoft's Office Open XML document standard, dismissing criticisms that the decision to do so is flawed and unfair.

Shuttle KPC Desktop

Filed under
Linux
Hardware

computershopper.com: Shuttle is best known for selling barebones and complete PC systems in compact packages. With its newest offering, the KPC ("Korporate PC"), something else is small: the price. A fully working PC can be yours for a remarkable $209.

Also: Shuttle KPC K45: £180 Linux desktop

Is Linux really for me?

Filed under
Linux

rm-jones.com: In my last post, March 23, 2008, I asked the question “Linux - Is it really for me?”. Now I have the answer to that question. It is a very firm “YES”. After getting used to it, I really like Linux.

Get more out of Ubuntu's virtual desktops

Filed under
Ubuntu

cnet.com: Perhaps the greatest single productivity-boosting feature in Linux is the ability to open several virtual desktops at one time. This allows you to create separate work environments for various simultaneous tasks. The multiple desktops let you focus on the task at hand without interruption, but switch to your other active workspace with a single click.

some early howtos:

Filed under
HowTos
  • Syncing a Bluetooth phone with a Linux box

  • Manage MySQL remotely with phpMyAdmin
  • Using pam-mount to create a sandboxed home directory
  • Building GCC Cross-Compilers on Ubuntu Linux
  • Image Magick Banner Generator - part 5

Linux Distros That Could Take The Lead Soon

Filed under
Linux

biguncledave.wordpress: After more than 15 years of Linux development, the last couple of years have seen an explosive spectrum of progress in conquering the desktop. It is as if the world is suddenly waking up and discovering Linux. Lately a whole rash of distros have been coming out of the woodwork, building on the previous progress. Here’s my picks for the distros showing the greatest potential.

How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running LVM System (Incl. GRUB Configuration) (Debian Etch)

Filed under
HowTos

This guide explains how to set up software RAID1 on an already running LVM system (Debian Etch). The GRUB bootloader will be configured in such a way that the system will still be able to boot if one of the hard drives fails (no matter which one).

today's leftovers

Filed under
News
  • More OOXML BRM Messiness: A Delegate from Brazil Challenges "Law of Silence"

  • Best Way To Create Your Own Ubuntu
  • Hidden Linux : Doing the splits
  • Google exec lets slip Android release date?
  • Presens IT conducts Open Source Survey with Red Hat
  • I found my perfect KDE4 Setup!
  • Kernel as hypervisor: Andrea Arcangeli
  • Linux 2.6.24.4
  • Exploring Etoys on the OLPC XO
  • Paul Murphy: Security - lintel vs wintel
  • Exposing a closed Congress to Open Source: Change Congress
  • AMD's "Mystery" Digital Block Supported
  • ATI "r500-fp" DRM Merged To Master
  • Microsoft's real open-source nightmare
  • How to check the exit status code
  • Gnome Needs Plenty of Improvements, but ...

ISO approval: A good process gone bad

Filed under
Misc

redhatmagazine.com: You may have read our background article about ODF and OOXML and why Red Hat believes OOXML should not be approved as an ISO standard. This time, we focus on how the standardization process has been compromised at ISO.

My experience with Mandriva (and 64 bit)

Filed under
MDV

techsmartly.com/blog: I’ve always wanted to try Linux, but it was always impractical, since I had some stuff installed that I needed, and it would take ages to get everything working smoothly on Linux. But now, with a fresh reinstall, why not install Linux as well?

some ubuntu stuff

Filed under
Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Misconceptions

  • It’s The Little Things…
  • 5 Must have Apps for Ubuntu
  • Mdv2Ubu...
  • Ubuntu UK Podcast Second Episode

Is the AGPL half-empty, or half-full?

Filed under
OSS

blogs.the451group: The GNU Affero GPL, released in November 2007 and approved by the OSI this month, is being viewed as both closure of a GPL loophole and as a tool to truly transfer the collaborative and community benefits of GPL to the software-as-a-service model.

Is Firefox 3 ready for prime time?

Filed under
Moz/FF

desktoplinux: Firefox 3 may still be a beta, Beta 4 to be exact, but in a recent Reuters news story, Mozilla Vice President of Engineering Mike Schroepfer said of the browser, "In many ways it is much more stable than anything else out there." OK, so Reuters jumped the gun. Still, how ready is Firefox 3 for everyday use? I decided to find out.

some howtos and apps:

Filed under
HowTos
  • PIC Programming with Linux #3: installing the needed software

  • Make the Windows Key Open the Gnome Panel Menu
  • File System Checking with fsck
  • gcore: Obtain core dump of current running application
  • Easily Install Prism Web Apps in Ubuntu 8.04
  • gcipher - A simple “encryption” tool
  • Find out what ports are open on Linux
  • KWordQuiz: An amazingly useful flash card tool
  • Inserting more than one row at a time in OpenOffice.org Calc
  • Undeleting photos on (gentoo) linux/windows/mac
  • I like Brasero
  • Music applet

Cuba Votes No to OOXML - Says It Did So in September, Too

Filed under
OSS

groklaw.net: The Cuban National Bureau of Standards has reportedly sent an email to the three names NBs are supposed to notify at ISO, Toshiko Kimura, Keith Brannon, and Martine Gaillen, reporting that Cuba votes to disapprove OOXML.

Linux Docks - 5 Mac OS X Docks for Ubuntu and Other Linux Distros

Filed under
Software

internetling.com: Why is the Dock becoming more and more popular? It’s probably got something to do with clever window management, doesn’t it? Well, in my opinion it’s just the eye candy. Now here’s a list of 5 different Docks you can use on Linux.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

today's howtos

Red Hat and Fedora

Android Leftovers

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Apache Graduates Another Big Data Project to Top Level
    For the past year, we've taken note of the many projects that the Apache Software Foundation has been elevating to Top-Level Status. The organization incubates more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, and has squarely turned its focus to Big Data and developer-focused tools in recent months. As Apache moves Big Data projects to Top-Level Status, they gain valuable community support. Only days ago, the foundation announced that Apache Kudu has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP). Kudu is an open source columnar storage engine built for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem designed to enable flexible, high-performance analytic pipelines. And now, Apache Twill has graduated as well. Twill is an abstraction over Apache Hadoop YARN that reduces the complexity of developing distributed Hadoop applications, allowing developers to focus more on their application logic.
  • Spark 2.0 takes an all-in-one approach to big data
    Apache Spark, the in-memory processing system that's fast become a centerpiece of modern big data frameworks, has officially released its long-awaited version 2.0. Aside from some major usability and performance improvements, Spark 2.0's mission is to become a total solution for streaming and real-time data. This comes as a number of other projects -- including others from the Apache Foundation -- provide their own ways to boost real-time and in-memory processing.
  • Why Uber Engineering Switched from Postgres to MySQL
    The early architecture of Uber consisted of a monolithic backend application written in Python that used Postgres for data persistence. Since that time, the architecture of Uber has changed significantly, to a model of microservices and new data platforms. Specifically, in many of the cases where we previously used Postgres, we now use Schemaless, a novel database sharding layer built on top of MySQL. In this article, we’ll explore some of the drawbacks we found with Postgres and explain the decision to build Schemaless and other backend services on top of MySQL.
  • GNU Hyperbole 6.0.1 for Emacs 24.4 to 25 is released
    GNU Hyperbole (pronounced Ga-new Hi-per-bo-lee), or just Hyperbole, is an amazing programmable hypertextual information management system implemented as a GNU Emacs package. This is the first public release in 2016. Hyperbole has been greatly expanded and modernized for use with the latest Emacs 25 releases; it supports GNU Emacs 24.4 or above. It contains an extensive set of improvements that can greatly boost your day-to-day productivity with Emacs and your ability to manage information stored across many different machines on the internet. People who get used to Hyperbole find it helps them so much that they prefer never to use Emacs without it.
  • Belgium mulls reuse of banking mobile eID app
    The Belgium government wants to reuse ‘Belgian Mobile ID’ a smartphone app for electronic identification, developed by banks and telecom providers in the country. The eID app could be used for eGovernment services, and the federal IT service agency, Fedict, is working on the app’s integration.
  • Water resilience that flows: Open source technologies keep an eye on the water flow
    Communities around the world are familiar with the devastation brought on by floods and droughts. Scientists are concerned that, in light of global climate change, these events will only become more frequent and intense. Water variability, at its worst, can threaten the lives and well-beings of countless people. Sadly, humans cannot control the weather to protect themselves. But according to Silja Hund, a researcher at the University of British Columbia, communities can build resilience to water resource stress. Hund studies the occurrence and behavior of water. In particular, she studies rivers and streams. These have features (like water volume) that can change quickly. According to Hund, it is essential for communities to understand local water systems. Knowledge of water resources is helpful in developing effective water strategies. And one of the best ways to understand dynamic water bodies like rivers is to collect lots of data.