Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Sunday, 22 Oct 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

IBM Desktop Linux Plan Faces Steep Challenges

Filed under
Linux

crn.com: IBM faces an uphill battle in its plans to work with Linux vendors and PC makers to deliver Linux-based desktop systems—but not one it can't win.

Is the Linux desktop missing the boat?

Filed under
Linux

openlogic.com/blogs: Last year, there was a bit of discussion about how the launch of Vista was going to open a lot of doors for Linux on the desktop. I’m not going to go into a discussion about the pros and cons of Windows Vista and why the door is open to alternatives, but I have been very interested in seeing how this would turn out.

ubuntu headlines

Filed under
Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Kernel Next

  • Dell XPS 1530n and Studio 15n Now Available with Ubuntu 8.04
  • Canonical Bundles Alfresco Enterprise CMS and Ubuntu Linux
  • Canonical to Offer Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop Through Ubuntu(R) Partner Repository
  • Ubuntu gets into unified comms, chides Microsoft

Gentoo 2008.0: Return to greatness?

Filed under
Gentoo

linux.com: When the long-awaited Gentoo 2008.0 release finally hit mirrors last month, the two largest groups of users found themselves out of luck: x86 users discovered that their live CD wouldn't copy the kernel during install, and the AMD64 image wouldn't fit onto a standard CD-ROM. This was not a great start for a distribution whose comeback may rest upon this release.

The importance of UNIX in SOA environments

Filed under
News

Discover how and why existing systems and applications with which you are already familiar deployed on operating systems that you know well are so critical to the present and future of Web-based computing, particularly in the area of SOA.

openSUSE shorts

Filed under
SUSE
  • Join the openSUSE proofreading team

  • Announcing Hack Week III
  • Novell Ain’t the Bad Guy

Comparing HAMMER And Tux3

Filed under
Linux

kerneltrap.org: "The big advantage Hammer has over Tux3 is, it is up and running and released in the Dragonfly distro," began Daniel Phillips, offering a comparison between the two filesystem. He continued, "the biggest disadvantage is, it runs on BSD, not Linux."

Sub £200 mini laptop launched

Filed under
Linux
Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: The mini laptop market has expanded yet again with the launch of a 7in machine costing under £200. Called the miniBook, it measures 222 x 165 x 30mm, weighs in at 650g and sports a 7in, 800 x 480 pixel display. Linux comes pre-installed.

What if Linux Took a Vista 'Mojave' Test?

Filed under
Linux

earthweb.com: With the perceived success by Microsoft regarding their Mojave experiment (at least in the eyes of Microsoft PR reps), I found myself wondering how today's popular desktop Linux distributions might do under identical circumstances.

Ohio Linuxfest Announces Keynotes

Filed under
Linux

ohiolinux.org: Ohio LinuxFest is proud to recognize two such community members by announcing Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier and Jono Bacon as keynote speakers for this year's Ohio LinuxFest occurring October 10th - 11th.

Development environments: Microsoft vs. Open Source

blogs.zdnet.com/Murphy: A few weeks ago we had a fascinating discussion here comparing the functionality available with the Staroffice/OpenOffice open source cluster to that available with Microsoft’s Office set. Today I’d like to start expanding that discussion into two related areas: one focused on risk, the other on developed application functionality.

An Old Dog Learns Some New Tricks With Puppy Linux 4

Filed under
Linux

linuxinsider.com: Puppy Linux version 4 is a good choice if you're looking for a portable Linux OS, writes reviewer Jack Germain. You can load it onto a thumb drive and run it from multiple PCs, taking all your personal settings with you. Its tiny size comes with a few shortcomings, however.

Desktop search comparison: Beagle vs. Tracker, part 2

Filed under
Software

linux.com: Yesterday I discussed Beagle and Tracker with regards to their preferences settings, the time to index a collection of both HTML and PDF files, and how to extract information from individual files. In this article I'll go over the interfaces used to submit queries and the syntax used for complex queries for both projects.

Death of a filesystem (?)

Filed under
Reiser

nuxified.org/blog: Over the last months there were repeating news about the murder on Nina Reiser by her husband Hans Reiser, known in the community for his work on his filesystems ReiserFS and Reiser4.

IBM To Linux Desktop Developers: 'Stop Copying Windows'

Filed under
Linux

informationweek.com: Company executives call on the open source community to do more to make Linux popular as a desktop OS for consumers and businesses.

today's leftovers

Filed under
News
  • Ultamatix - Ubuntu NL warns against

  • Gallery: Rise of Open Source at LinuxWorld
  • Open-source gadgets at LinuxWorld
  • Linux on Servers? Great. On PCs? Not So Much
  • Virtual Ubuntu: traps for young players
  • Open letter to the developers of TrueCrypt
  • Got XP?
  • USB sound card on Ubuntu
  • RipCode builds video transcoding device on Linux base
  • Ubuntu Goes Enterprise
  • How much would S10 cost with Linux?
  • Sexy, smooth fonts on (K)Ubuntu
  • Lenovo In Talks To Join IBM's 'Microsoft-Free' Program, Sources Say
  • New Firefox 3 Digg Extension Released
  • Stable kernels 2.6.25.15 and 2.6.26.2
  • Video games as the next open source frontier
  • Windows XP "not ready for prime time" on XO
  • Who's Paying For Open Source And Why
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS - whole load of apps going on

On the savannah, where the gnu roam...

Filed under
OSS

fsf.org/blogs: There are many services that will host your project's source code, mailing lists and bug trackers. While very few of these services charge for their services, most of them are built on proprietary software. Worse, some of them have started adding adverts for proprietary software in their mailing lists, or refusing projects with certain free software licenses.

The best news Linux could ever receive: LinuxWorld's a bust

Filed under
Linux

cnet.com: The latest proof that Linux has conquered the corporate data center crowd: LinuxWorld is a dud. The relatively sparse turnout reflects that change in perception. Some parts of the floor at San Francisco's cavernous Moscone convention center were so thinly populated that you could have run a pickup game of Frisbee football without risk of smacking into bystanders.

Also: The Last LinuxWorld Expo?

Lightweight GNOME alternative emerges

Filed under
Software

desktoplinux.com: A fast, fast-booting, implementation of GNOME aimed at netbooks and older hardware has emerged, and shows "a lot of promise." LXDE has already stacked up a heap of distribution partners.

GNOME 2.23.6 Released

Filed under
Software

gnome.org: FREEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZEEE! That's it. We're feature frozen now. This means what you have in 2.23.6 is a good approximation of what you'll get in 2.24.0.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

OSS Leftovers

  • Canada’s Spy Agency Releases its Cyber-Defense Tool for Public
  • Canadian govt spooks open source anti-malware analytics tool
    The Communications Security Establishment (CSE) said the AssemblyLine tool is designed to analyse large volumes of files, and can automatically rebalance workloads.
  • Microservices served on blockchain, in open source
    Cloud application marketplace company Wireline is working with open source blockchain project developer Qtum The new union is intended to provide a conduit to consuming microservices at [web] scale using blockchain at the core. As we know, microservices offer the ability to create Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) without having to manage the underlying hardware and software infrastructure. [...] The Qtum a blockchain application platform combines the functions of Bitcoin Core, an account abstraction layer allowing for multiple virtual machines and a proof-of-stake consensus protocol aimed at tackling industry-use cases. The Qtum Foundation, headquartered in Singapore, is the decision-making body that drives the project’s development.
  • Rendering HTML5 video in Servo with GStreamer
    At the Web Engines Hackfest in A Coruña at the beginning of October 2017, I was working on adding some proof-of-concept code to Servo to render HTML5 videos with GStreamer. For the impatient, the results can be seen in this video here
  • Working Intel CET Bits Now Land In GCC8
    A few days back I wrote about Intel's work on Control-flow Enforcement Technology beginning to land in GCC. This "CET" work for future Intel CPUs has now landed in full for GCC 8. The bits wiring up this control-flow instrumentation and enforcement support are now all present in mainline GCC SVN/Git for next year's GCC 8.1 release.
  • Using Gitea and/or Github to host blog comments
    After having moved from FSFE’s wordpress instance I thought long about whether I still want to have comments on the new blog. And how I would be able to do it with a statically generated site. I think I have found/created a pretty good solution that I document below.

Security Leftovers

  • Where Did That Software Come From?
    The article explores how cryptography, especially hashing and code signing, can be use to establish the source and integrity. It examines how source code control systems and automated build systems are a key part of the software provenance story. (Provenance means “a record of ownership of a work of art or an antique, used as a guide to authenticity or quality.” It is increasingly being applied to software.)
  • Judge: MalwareTech is no longer under curfew, GPS monitoring [Updated]
    A judge in Milwaukee has modified the pre-trial release conditions of Marcus Hutchins, also known online as "MalwareTech," who was indicted two months ago on federal criminal charges. Under US Magistrate Judge William Duffin’s Thursday order, Hutchins, who is currently living in Los Angeles, will no longer be subject to a curfew or to GPS monitoring.
  • [Older] Leicester teen tries to hack CIA and FBI chiefs' computers
    A teenager attempted to hack senior US government officials' computers from his home. Kane Gamble, 18, from Coalville, Leicestershire, pleaded guilty to 10 charges relating to computer hacking. His targets included the then CIA director John Brennan and former FBI deputy director Mark Giuliano.

Debian: pk4, Freexian and More

Kernel and Graphics: ZenStates, AMDGPU, RADV, Vulkan, NVIDIA

  • ZenStates Allows Adjusting Zen P-States, Other Tweaking Under Linux
    ZenStates is an independent effort to offer P-States-based overclocking from the Linux desktop of AMD Ryzen processors and other tuning. ZenStates-Linux is an open-source Python script inspired by some available Windows programs for offering Ryzen/Zen CPU overclocking from the desktop by manipulating the performance states of the processor.
  • AMDGPU DC Gets A Final Batch Of Changes Before Linux 4.15
    The AMDGPU DC display code has a final batch of feature updates that were sent in this weekend for DRM-Next staging and is the last set besides fixes for the "DC" code for the 4.15 target.
  • Valve Developer Lands VK_EXT_global_priority For RADV Vulkan Driver
  • Vulkan 1.0.64 Adds In Another AMD-Developed Extension
    Vulkan 1.0.64 is out this weekend as the newest specification refinement to this high-performance graphics/compute API. As usual, most of the changes for this minor Vulkan revision are just documentation clarifications and corrections. This week's update brings just under a dozen fixes.
  • NVIDIA TX2 / Tegra186 Display Support Isn't Ready For Linux 4.15
    While the Jetson TX2 has been out since this past March and it's a phenomenal ARM development board, sadly the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver support for it still isn't ready with the mainline Linux kernel. Thierry Reding of NVIDIA sent in the Tegra DRM driver changes for DRM-Next that in turn is staged for Linux 4.15. Reding commented that there is prepatory work for the TX2 (Tegra186) but it's not all ready for upstream yet.