Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Saturday, 26 May 18 - 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 When to choose closed or open source Roy Schestowitz 17/04/2015 - 8:58am
Story Release Status of Fedora, Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 17/04/2015 - 8:48am
Story Fedora 22 Beta a Go and GNU Hurd 0.6 released Roy Schestowitz 17/04/2015 - 8:42am
Story Why the Classical Desktop is Obsolete Roy Schestowitz 17/04/2015 - 8:33am
Story Linux 4.0 in Fedora, Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 17/04/2015 - 8:23am
Story ​Docker ships 1.6 with a faster registry and more for sysadmins Roy Schestowitz 17/04/2015 - 8:17am
Story Linux 4.1 Roy Schestowitz 16/04/2015 - 11:44pm
Story Meet the new leader of Debian open source project Roy Schestowitz 16/04/2015 - 11:38pm
Story Elementary OS Freya : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours Roy Schestowitz 16/04/2015 - 11:33pm
Story Android-based eyewear woos runners and cyclists Rianne Schestowitz 16/04/2015 - 10:26pm

Mozilla attacks Windows 7 as anti-competitive

Filed under
Microsoft
Moz/FF

ft.com: Microsoft has stirred up fresh complaints of anticompetitive behaviour with its release this week of a near-final version of the next Windows PC operating system.

7 E17 Distributions

Filed under
Linux

repasik.com: KDE4 is not the only desktop environment which provides a sleek eye candy experience. E17 still remains to be one of the only Desktop Environments/Window Manager, which provides a speedy and visually pleasing experience.

Novell prepping Moblin version of SUSE

Filed under
SUSE
  • Novell prepping Moblin version of SUSE

  • Intel, Novell stump for Moblin netbook OS
  • Novell throws support behind Moblin Linux for Intel Atom netbooks, devices

Future of Ubuntu

Filed under
Ubuntu
  • Future of Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04 on an entry-level netbook
  • The Ubuntu 9.04 Intel Graphics Fiasco
  • buntu on a Toshiba Satellite
  • How to change the default web browser in Ubuntu

Duke Nukem dies again

Filed under
Gaming

reghardware.co.uk: Duke Nukem Forever, probably the best known example of vapourware in PC gaming, may now never be completed. Developer 3D Realms has shut down, a company employee has stated.

Linux is not about what you see on the screen

Filed under
Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: It seems to me to be a common theme of comparing Linux and open source against the big bad proprietary companies. Linux is not about what you see on the screen. It is more a way of thinking.

Opting in for better open source support

Filed under
OSS

tectonic.co.za: As the Internet becomes more vast open source communities need to be not only educating potential users on the benefits of open source software but also encouraging them to become part of the community.

There's Way More to Linux than Ubuntu: 8 Distros Compared

Filed under
Linux

maximumpc.com: Yes, there is more to Linux than Ubuntu. As you are probably aware, there are many different types of Linux to choose from, even though not all get the attention they deserve.

A Few Questions For Jaldhar H. Vyas

Filed under
Linux
Interviews

times.debian.net: 38 year old Gujarati-American male lives in Jersey City, New Jersey (A suburb of New York) with wife Jyoti and children Shailaja (7) and Nilagriva (4). Was whining about some trivial thing or another on the Debian users mailing list and Bruce Perens challenged him to fix the problem.

BIOS flashing comes to Linux at last

Filed under
Software

apcmag.com: No more dirty DOS bootdisks need touch your pristine Linux box, now that a new Linux app FlashROM is on the verge of release.

Linux system ready to go?

Filed under
Ubuntu

bclocalnews.com: I was surprised to read in a tech journal that some IT managers are considering an open source Linux operating system for their computers and workstations. Systems are aging, budgets are tight in this economy, and Linux is, well, free.

OpenOffice.org 3.1 is born

Filed under
OOo

openoffice.org: The latest and greatest 3.1 release of OpenOffice.org is available. OpenOffice.org 3.1 was officially released to the world at 09:00 UTC today.

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 9.04 [ISPConfig 3]

Filed under
Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to prepare an Ubuntu 9.04 server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3.

today's leftovers:

Filed under
News
  • How to build your own Linux distro

  • 6 Ways to Get Involved with Fedora
  • No GPL For Me, Thanks
  • Netbook gains: win or loss for Microsoft?
  • Open Database License
  • Microsoft's new search - Built on open-source
  • Dell S2409W 24-inch LCD
  • How to add and remove services from startup on Fedora Linux
  • Novell Moonlight 2.0 previews Silverlight on Linux
  • 25 Sites Related to openSUSE
  • Resizing windows in Gnome
  • Firestarter: A GUi based Firewall for Linux
  • Vim and Emacs modelines
  • XBMC 9.04 w/ VDPAU, Updated Codecs, Etc
  • Ubuntu Synaptic Package Manager with ISA Proxy
  • New Book: Front End Drupal: Designing, Theming, Scripting
  • Palm WebOS to breathe new life into Foleo?
  • Make the Most of Your Presto Linux Installation
  • Restoring an Overwritten GRUB Boot Loader
  • Trimming the FAT: Linux and Patents
  • Configuring CUPS Printers Using a Web Browser
  • 1% Linux Market Share = 100% Dishonesty
  • Linux Outlaws 90 - Salami-ROM
  • ALSA 1.0.20 Released, Many Fixes & Improvements
  • Funny Firefox
  • Multi-processor support coming for Firefox

A weekend with Ubuntu 9.04 and Kubuntu 9.04

Filed under
Ubuntu

wolfmanzbytes.com: With the release of Ubuntu 9.04 I figured it was time for me to download the ISO and see what this new version of Ubuntu brings to the table. While I was at it I also decided to get the Kubuntu.

Hedgewars - The Worms redesigned

Filed under
Gaming

polishlinux.org: I remember the old times, when we would gather the whole family, and with impunity besiege the computer without a break. It was a time of the Worms series reign.

Mandriva 2009.1 Spring

Filed under
MDV
  • Mandriva 2009.1 Spring

  • Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring - First Impression
  • Mandriva 2009.1 Install
  • Mandriva-only mode

Ubuntu: Two Ways to Keep A Clean Desktop Without Affecting Your Efficiency

Filed under
Ubuntu

maketecheasier.com: I love placing all the shortcut icons and files on my Desktop. On the other hand, I also have a passion for clean desktop. Apparently, having a lot of desktop shortcuts and a clean beautiful desktop together is not quite possible. I need a solution.

The Great Linux Mint Political Train Wreck

Filed under
Linux

extremetech.com: I got an email from a reader a few days ago and he pointed me to a blog entry by the developer of Linux Mint, one of the most popular Linux distributions. But the blog entry in question was red-hot in terms of its political subject matter.

Adeona: Open Source Lojack For Laptops

Filed under
Software

linuxplanet.com: Adeona has been widely touted (194K hits at google) as the Open Source solution to protecting your laptop or netbook.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Graphics: Wayland, Radeon, Mir, Vulkan

  • Igalia Continues Working On Wayland & Accelerated Media Decode In Chromium On Linux
    Months ago we had reported on Igalia's efforts for improving hardware video/media acceleration on the Chromium browser stack for Linux and getting Chromium ready for Wayland but it's been relatively quiet since then with no status updates. Fortunately, a Phoronix reader pointed to a fresh round of ongoing work in this space. Igalia is working on supporting the V4L2 VDA (Video Decode Acceleration) on the Linux desktop for video/image decode of H.264, VP8, VP9, etc. Up to now the V4L2 VDA support was just used on ARM and under Chrome OS. This is part of the consulting firm's work on delivering first-rate Wayland support for Chromium -- it's a task they have been working on for quite some time.
  • Radeon GPU Profiler 1.2 Released With RenderDoc Interoperability
    AMD's GPUOpen group has announced the release of Radeon GPU Profiler 1.2, it's open-source GPU performance profiler. What's significant about this release is initial interoperability with the popular RenderDoc debugger. Beginning with Radeon GPU Profiler 1.2, there is beta support for allowing a profile be triggered from RenderDoc and for displaying data across the opposite tool along with synchronization between the two utilities.
  • Mir Is Running On Arch Linux; Mir Also Progressing With EGLStreams Support
    Prominent Mir developer Alan Griffiths of Canonical has published his latest weekly update on the status of this Linux display server that continues working on supporting Wayland clients. First up, via the UBports community, Mir is now working on Arch Linux after some basic changes and packaging work. So similar to Ubuntu and Fedora and others, it's now easy to run Mir on Arch Linux if so desired.
  • VK9 - Direct3D 9 Over Vulkan - Hits 26th Milestone
    It's been a wild week for the various Direct3D-over-Vulkan projects with VKD3D 1.0 being released for the initial Direct3D 12 over Vulkan bits from the ongoing work in the Wine project to DXVK continuing to get better at its D3D11-over-VLK support. There's also an update on the VK9 front.
  • Wine-Staging 3.9 Fixes D3D 10/11 Gaming Performance Regressions
    One day after the exciting Wine 3.9 update with VKD3D work and more, the Wine-Staging code has been updated against this latest development release. While since the revival of Wine-Staging earlier this year there has been more than 900 out-of-tree/experimental patches against this Wine branch, with Wine-Staging 3.9 that patch count comes in at 895 patches. It's great to see with more of the changes working their way into upstream Wine after being vetted while other patches are no longer relevant. Also decided this week is that Wine-Staging developers will rely upon the WineHQ bug infrastructure for handling the submission of new Wine-Staging patches so that the work is much easier to track by users/developers in seeing the status and background on proposed patches for the staging tree.

Security: The Microsoft Cyber Attack, VPNFilter, Compliance, Docker

  • « The Microsoft Cyber Attack » : a German Documentary from the ARD on Relations Between Microsoft and Public Administration Now Available in English

    On February 19th, 2018, the German public broadcaster (ARD) aired a documentary on Microsoft relations with public administrations. Part of the inquiry is about the Open Bar agreement between Microsoft and the French ministry of Defense, including interviews of French Senator Joëlle Garriaud-Maylam, Leïla Miñano, a journalist, and Étienne Gonnu of April.

    The documentary is now available in English thanks to Deutsche Welle (DW), the German public international broadcaster, on its Youtube channel dedicated to documentaries : The Microsoft Cyber Attack. It should be noted that April considers itself as a Free software advocate, rather than open source, as the voice-over suggests.

  • VPNFilter UNIX Trojan – How to Remove It and Protect Your Network
    This article has been created to explain what exactly is the VPNFilter malware and how to secure your network against this massive infection by protecting your router as well as protecting your computers. A new malware, going by the name of VPNFilter has reportedly infected over 500 thousand router devices across most widely used brands such as Linksys, MikroTik, NETGEAR as well as TP-Link, mostly used in homes and offices. The cyber-sec researchers at Cisco Talos have reported that the threat is real and it is live, even thought the infected devices are under investigation at the moment. The malware reportedly has something to do with the BlackEnergy malware, which targeted multiple devices in Ukraine and Industrial Control Systems in the U.S.. If you want to learn more about the VPNFilter malware and learn how you can remove it from your network plus protect your network, we advise that you read this article.
  • FBI: Reboot Your Router Now To Fight Malware That Affected 500,000 Routers
  • Compliance is Not Synonymous With Security
    While the upcoming GDPR compliance deadline will mark an unprecedented milestone in security, it should also serve as a crucial reminder that compliance does not equal security. Along with the clear benefits to be gained from upholding the standards enforced by GDPR, PCI DSS, HIPAA, and other regulatory bodies often comes a shift toward a more compliance-centric security approach. But regardless of industry or regulatory body, achieving and maintaining compliance should never be the end goal of any security program. Here’s why:
  • Dialing up security for Docker containers
    Docker containers are a convenient way to run almost any service, but admins need to be aware of the need to address some important security issues. Container systems like Docker are a powerful tool for system administrators, but Docker poses some security issues you won't face with a conventional virtual machine (VM) environment. For example, containers have direct access to directories such as /proc, /dev, or /sys, which increases the risk of intrusion. This article offers some tips on how you can enhance the security of your Docker environment.

Programming: Fonts, Jupyter, and Open Source FPGAs

  • 11 Best Programming Fonts
    There are many posts and sites comparing fonts for programming and they are all amazing articles. So why I repeated the same subject here? Since I always found myself lost in dozens of fonts and could not finger out which one was best for me. So today I tried many fonts and picked up the following fonts for you. These fonts are pretty popular and easy to get. And most importantly, all these fonts are FREE!
  • New open-source web apps available for students and faculty
    Jupyter is an open source web environment for writing code and visualizing data. Over the past few years, it has become increasingly popular across a wide range of academic disciplines. [...] JupyterHub is a variation of the Jupyter project, which adds support for user account management and enterprise authentication. The TLT instance allows students and faculty to log in with their credentials for full access to their own Jupyter environment and provides direct access to their Penn State Access Account Storage Space (PASS). Using PASS for storage provided a large persistent storage space that students and faculty were already familiar with and was easily accessible from the local lab systems or their personal devices.
  • An Ultrasound Driver With Open Source FPGAs
    Ultrasound imaging has been around for decades, but Open Source ultrasound has not. While there are a ton of projects out there attempting to create open ultrasound devices, most of this is concentrated on the image-processing side of things, and not the exceptionally difficult problem of pinging a sensor at millions of times a second, listening for the echo, and running that through a very high speed ADC. For his entry into the Hackaday Prize, [kelu124] is doing just that. He’s building an ultrasound board that’s built around Open Hardware, a fancy Open Source FPGA, and a lot of very difficult signal processing. It also uses some Rick and Morty references, so you know this is going to be popular with the Internet peanut gallery. The design of the ultrasound system is based around an iCE40 FPGA, the only FPGA with an Open Source toolchain. Along with this, there are a ton of ADCs, a DAC, pulsers, and a high voltage section to drive the off-the-shelf ultrasound head. If you’re wondering how this ultrasound board interfaces with the outside world, there’s a header for a Raspberry Pi on there, too, so this project has the requisite amount of blog cred.

today's howtos