Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Wednesday, 29 Mar 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 Mobile Phone Management Made Easy Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2014 - 5:13pm
Story Pixman 0.32.6 Finally Updated Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2014 - 5:05pm
Story Google Now Is The Killer App For Android Wear Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2014 - 4:55pm
Story Build the best Linux desktop Roy Schestowitz 06/07/2014 - 12:40pm
Story Build Android, Chrome apps from the Chromebook Roy Schestowitz 06/07/2014 - 12:36pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 06/07/2014 - 12:14pm
Story Linux Mint 17 KDE Overview & Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 06/07/2014 - 7:41am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Rianne Schestowitz 05/07/2014 - 9:08pm
Story Leftovers: Software Rianne Schestowitz 05/07/2014 - 9:06pm
Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 05/07/2014 - 9:05pm

3 Tips For Getting More Out Of Creative Commons

makeuseof.com: Creative Commons is becoming a web force to be reckoned with. I recently switched to a Firefox browser from Internet Explorer (a revelation in many ways, but that’s another article) and didn’t even have to modify my toolbar to create a Creative Commons search shortcut.

Text Web Browsers in Linux

Filed under
Software

linuxtuts.blogspot: These are the text webbrowsers in linux. That means you can search web or surf the net using these. You can also view html from console using these text browsers.

Why are we not using Linux?

Filed under
Linux

2basco.com: Something has been disturbing me since quite some time is - Why are we not using Linux? Considering the advantages for geeks as well as non-geeks, Linux should be at a preference over the traditionally popular propreitary operating systems.

Five Open Source Predictions The VAR Guy Got Wrong In 2008

Filed under
OSS

thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy often crows about his successful predictions. But some of his blog posts missed the mark badly in 2008. He needs to eat some crow for these five open source statements that were off target in 2008.

The Window Manager Dilemma

Filed under
Software

raiden.net: One of the thing's that's been picking at my brains lately is the mess surrounding KDE4. I'm here instead to attack this issue from another angle. That angle is the dilemma we have with the wide array of existing Linux (and BSD) window managers.

Why am I moving to Gentoo?

Filed under
Gentoo

blog.hartwork.org: I think of this question again and again. For one because because people are asking me. People who love Debian, people who dislike continuous compilation. And for two because I repeatedly find myself doing something, liking something, working for something that I cannot verbally justify.

Finding a new distro... part 1?

Filed under
Linux

jdm-tech.blogspot: I've been looking pretty seriously at Arch to replace Gentoo, so this post will describe my experiences and impressions thus far. I set up a VM to try the install and get a feel for the distro, and so far it seems OK.

SimplyMEPIS 8.0 RC1 is Available for the Holidays

Filed under
Linux

mepis.org: ISO files of RC1 of SimplyMEPIS 8.0 have been released for 32 and 64 bit processors as SimplyMEPIS-CD_7.9.94-rc1_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-CD_7.9.94-rc1_64.iso.

The Xubuntu Difference

Filed under
Ubuntu

linuxlandit.blogspot: There are many different operating systems based on Linux: Debian, SuSE, Gentoo, Red Hat, and Mandriva are examples. Xubuntu is yet another contender in what is already a highly competitive world. So what makes Xubuntu different?

Ubuntu vs Windows

Filed under
OS

ditio.net: After reading a bunch of articles comparing Windows and Ubuntu. For me it seemed that, authors writing this articles never used Ubuntu they just installed because manager told them to compare this two operating systems.

Linux Mint 6 Felicia Review : It Must Be Christmas

Filed under
Linux

penguinway.net: Linux Mint version 6 Felicia came out on December 15th and I have been running it on my Dell Inspiron 530 Q6600 system for the past week.

The beam in their eye

Filed under
Linux

blogbeebe.blogspot: It seems great blood sport to report on the problems of Novell while ignoring the larger problems with those companies deemed worthier than Novell. So in the interests of "fair and balanced" reporting, lets look around the Linux world at a few of the other major players.

today's leftovers

Filed under
News
  • Scaling Images using GIMP

  • Ripping Multilanguage DVDs with Subtitles using Mencoder
  • Samba Quickies
  • openSUSE Revved
  • Communicating Through Gaim
  • The Twelve Days of Unix
  • Linux Directory Structure
  • System Information
  • When bandwidth is free
  • Sending pop-up message by ssh
  • No X Server 1.6 Release Candidate For Christmas

Do women matter in FOSS projects?

Filed under
OSS

itwire.com: When will women be taken seriously in the FOSS community? That's a question that needs to be asked after the Debian GNU/Linux project garnered headlines earlier this month over an offensive mailing list post that had at least two women considering whether they would continue their involvement in the project.

The new face of open source

Filed under
OSS

cnet.com: To get a glimpse of the changing face of open source, look no further than InfoWorld's "Future of Open Source" roundtable. Some of the thoughts expressed by various leaders in the open-source community are insightful, but that's not the real story. No, the real story is who InfoWorld chose to profile.

Open source business models must be voluntary

Filed under
OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: Entrepreneur Dave Rosenberg has a Christmas wish for you. Dave wants to make everyone pay for open source in 2009.

Gdium One Laptop Per Hacker Program

Filed under
Hardware
MDV

fred.dao2.com: I have in fact joined a great new project managed by Dexxon, the company making the Gdium, which goal is to “provide access to information affordable to all, so that all can exercise their right to education”.

Cool Linux Projects that Need More Publicity

Filed under
Software

internetling.com: Always when a type of application is missing, there is bound to be a version in development. In order to attract some interest for certain slow, but extremely important projects I’ve picked out a few attractive apps which could become powerful contributors to the widespread adoption of the Linux desktop.

Linux group to discuss free software in schools

Filed under
OSS

thehindu.com: The Indian Linux Users’ Group (ILUG), Kochi chapter, will discuss various aspects of free software education in schools in the State at its monthly meeting at the Internet Club in Broadway Enclave on Sunday.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Development News

Security Leftovers

  • How To Improve The Linux System’s Security Using Firejail
    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
  • “Httpd and Relayd Mastery” off to copyedit
  • Kalyna Block Cipher

Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
  • [Old] Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

    The Hadoop community has so far failed to account for the poor performance and high complexity of Hadoop, Johnson says. “The Hadoop ecosystem is still basically in the hands of a small number of experts,” he says. “If you have that power and you’ve learned know how to use these tools and you’re programmer, then this thing is super powerful. But there aren’t a lot of those people. I’ve read all these things how we need another million data scientists in the world, which I think means our tools aren’t very good.”

Wine and Games

  • [Wine] Packaging changes
    Today we want to announce some important changes regarding the Wine Staging packages provided at repos.wine-staging.com and dl.winehq.org. We completely reworked our build system to make the packages available sooner after a release and also added some new features, like downloading old packages for Debian / Ubuntu. The complete list of changes can be found in the announcement email on the Wine mailing list.
  • Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Announced for PC, Mac, Linux, and Mobile
  • Podcast #6 with Ethan Lee, Porter on Fez, Transistor
    Have you ever played Fez on Linux ? Transistor ? Speed Runners ? Shenzen I/O ? Bastion ? or more recently, Owlboy ? Well if you have, you have benefited from the work of Flibitijibibo who is directly responsible for the port of such titles to your platform.