Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Friday, 12 Feb 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

Quick Roundup

Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Awesome Music Player That Rocks: Jajuk Chris7mas 13/09/2010 - 2:59pm
Story Are you happy being second rate? srlinuxx 13/09/2010 - 12:58pm
Story Linux distro Sidux reborn as aptosid srlinuxx 13/09/2010 - 12:56pm
Story Solutions for KDE 4.5 glitches srlinuxx 13/09/2010 - 12:54pm
Story TORCS Review - The Open Racing Car Simulator Chris7mas 13/09/2010 - 12:10pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 371 srlinuxx 13/09/2010 - 11:35am
Story FOSS Security Updates vs Microsoft Patch Day srlinuxx 13/09/2010 - 11:31am
Story Fun with mouse pointer themes srlinuxx 13/09/2010 - 11:29am
Story First Look At Phoronix's 2010 Linux Graphics Survey Results srlinuxx 13/09/2010 - 11:27am
Story Why I don't rant on Linux any more srlinuxx 13/09/2010 - 11:26am

New book helps users master Ubuntu

Filed under
Ubuntu

A new book aimed at both new and experienced users of Ubuntu Linux is due out in August. The Official Ubuntu Book, from Prentice Hall ($34.99), covers all the important facets of the popular new Linux distribution, and features a foreword by Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth.

Updating and installing software in Ubuntu (Linux.com training videos)

Filed under
Ubuntu

The first video in this pair shows you how to update all the software in your Ubuntu GNU/Linux installation in a single, big gulp. The second video shows you how easy it is to install and remove software with the Synaptic Package Manager.

Google joins OpenDocument group

Filed under
Google

Google has joined a group that is promoting an OpenDocument Format standard that allows people to open documents regardless of the application they were created in.

Create mosaic movies with Perl, ImageMagick, and MPlayer

Filed under
HowTos

Use Perl, ImageMagick, and MPlayer to create mosaic movies composed of frames from other movies. Zoom out from the center of a large text-overlay image made up of sequential frames of existing movies. Disassemble, composite, and encode your own mosaic-type movies for special promotional or home video events.

Overhauled CUPS: Improved Unix Printing

Filed under
Software

CUPS (Common Unix Printing System) version 1.2 was released last month, bursting with over 90 fabulous new features and improvements. Today we'll take a look at them and decide how fabulous they really are.

Net Neutrality: A Threat to Operating Systems

Filed under
Misc

Is net neutrality a threat to the birth of viable online operating systems? Some believe so, while others feel that the neutrality of the Internet is not even in any sort of danger.

Development Release: SUSE Linux 10.2 Alpha 2

Filed under
SUSE

Andreas Jaeger has announced the release of the second alpha build of SUSE Linux 10.2, together with the decision to rename SUSE Linux to openSUSE.

SLES 10: Not Your Father's Suse

Filed under
SUSE

Aside from the obvious changes wrought from the switch from KDE to Gnome, the default desktop layout has changed completely in SLES 10. Gone is the throat-lozenge-with-a-red-N applications menu, along with nearly all of SLES 9's taskbar clutter.

Book review: Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing

Filed under
Reviews

When you develop an open source work or use an open source work, it is important that you understand the license. A well written license protects both you and the user. According to the information found on the O’Reilly website, “Andrew M. St. Laurent is an experienced lawyer with a long-time interest in intellectual property, particularly software licensing”. Rest assured, after reading this book you will have a new appreciation for those who work daily with licensing issues.

Linux pinfo

Filed under
HowTos

I have never liked Linux "info". The reason is simple enough: I don't like Emacs, and "info" uses an emacs style interface. Pinfo displays the same "info" files, but is more lynx like; up and down arrows move you from clickable link to clickable link, right arrow invokes a link, left arrow returns you to the previous page.

Red Hat evolves with a techie camp

Filed under
Linux

Ethan Boyette has known for some time that he wanted be a computer engineer. But when it came to a possible employer, Red Hat was never on the list. That is, until this week.

Also: Red Hat Looks To Symposium To Spread The Gospel

Accessing network resources in a mixed environment

Filed under
HowTos

The first thing that comes to most sysadmins' minds when they hear about file and print services in mixed Windows and Linux environments is probably Samba, but you can also make a rock-solid system for sharing resources via NFS on the *nix platform and DiskShare on Windows.

Kubuntu Clash: Should I stay or should I go?

Over the past month or so I have been dipping my big toe into the Linux pool, just testing the waters. The reason for a move to Linux isn't one based on the love of open source, free choice or free software, the reason is far more capital, the devil drives when the bills need paying, work. Anyway, over the past weeks of swimming with Linux I've had less sleep than I have in a long long while, I've been more frustrated, argumentative, pounding the keyboard and flicking the finger(s) at the screen. Is this the norm?

n/a

Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 Is No Slam-Dunk

Filed under
Moz/FF
Reviews

Review: eWEEK Labs' tests show that Version 2.0 of the browser will be a worthy upgrade, but competitors—including Internet Explorer 7—are inching ahead.

Debian server hacked

Filed under
Security

"Early this morning we discovered that someone had managed to compromise gluck.debian.org," Debian developer James Troup wrote in an e-mail to the Debian community shortly before 4am AEST.

Windows power user tries Xandros

Filed under
Linux
Reviews

I recently performed an experiment at the request of my husband, GeekTimeLinux Dave. He was preparing to review the new Xandros distribution, which has been described as the perfect distribution for a Windows user trying to make the switch to Linux.

Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10

Filed under
Reviews
SUSE

You no longer have to be an uber-geek to run a Linux server. With the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Novell has at last put out a product that's as easy to install, administer and use as a Windows server--in some cases, even easier.

What's New In Firefox 2.0

Filed under
Moz/FF

It's a new day for Mozilla. Only a few days after OneStat reported that its Firefox Web browser has reached nearly 13% market share worldwide, the open-source software development organization this morning released Beta 1 of Firefox 2.0. With this release, Firefox devotees will be widely testing the next version of the browser.

Kubuntu 6.06 on Athlon 64

Filed under
Reviews
Ubuntu

I recently had a chance to install the latest Kubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) on a desktop computer with a 64-bit Athlon processor. In the article I’ll try to cover the issues I had with this configuration as well as the reasons I have chosen Kubuntu to do the job.

Syndicate content