Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Sunday, 28 Aug 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

Upgrading to 2007.1 RC1 (well, current cooker anyways)

Filed under
MDV

I decided to give the new Mandriva 2007.1 RC1 a try. Since I mirror cooker, I figured I'd do a straight "urpmi --auto-select" upgrade on my 2007 box rather than downloading a bunch of ISOs.

Ubuntu's Migration Assistant Works!

Filed under
Ubuntu

Earlier this month I covered Ubuntu's Migration Assistant, which is one of the features that will be found in Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn. The migration-assistant is designed to make it very easy for Microsoft Windows converts to jump into the Ubuntu world by automatically transferring files and settings.

KDE@CeBIT: first two days

Filed under
KDE

Carsten was already faster and blogged about day 3@CeBIT - so it's time to talk about the first two days Smile

The first two days we had a rather small booth compared to other projects in the LinuxPark (Hall 5): Placed in the corner next to the Debian booth (see photo). However, we managed to attract many interested eyes, and that's after all what's important (see photo).

Anigma - game for kde

Filed under
Gaming

Originally called "Puzz-le", Anigma was a very well done puzzle game for the Sharp Zaurus. When blocks of the same color are moved next to each other they disappear. The goal is to eliminate all the blocks on each level. Beside colored blocks there are other various objects the player can interact with. This includes elevators, disappearing trap-blocks, fire pits and more.

ZoneMinder Digital Surveillance Systems

Filed under
OSS

InfoWorld has an article by Justin Brink about the open source ZoneMinder digital surveillance camera recording software.

Installing Solaris 10 - widen your Unix experience

Filed under
OS
Reviews

OK, so the commercial version of Solaris strictly speaking isn’t free software/open source (although quite a lot of the code is now open, thanks to the OpenSolaris project). But still, since we do quite a lot of Linux and other Unix stuff here on FOSSwire, I thought I might take a quick excursion into Sun’s Unix.

The BSD vs. GPL debate

Filed under
OSS

I wrote yesterday about Eben Moglen's upcoming OSBC keynote. It's clearly intended to be a shot over the bow of both proprietary and BSD-style licensing. And that's fine, as we have a wide range of perspectives represented at OSBC.

Gianugo replied to the post, arguing

Ubuntu Bundles

Filed under
HowTos

"Meta-packages" enable Debian/Ubuntu users to install bundles of software easily. They're similar in spirit to VMWare Appliances. Installing a meta-package is equivalent to installing all of its dependencies individually, but easier.

Ubuntu Restricted Drivers Manager

Filed under
Ubuntu

When trying out an Ubuntu daily LiveCD yesterday I noticed the new Ubuntu Restricted Drivers Manager. This manager makes it incredibly easy to manage the binary blob drivers. By default are the ATI/AMD and NVIDIA drivers, and from there you can literally install the drivers almost instantly. It should be very nice for new users!

HOWTO Encrypt CD/DVDs in Ubuntu

Filed under
HowTos

This guide can be adapted to any distro, its not Ubuntu specific.

Installing necessary tools
sudo apt-get install aespipe mkisofs loop-aes-utils
Chose a password

You need to chose a 20+ character password and DO NOT FORGET IT, you will NEVER get your data back if you forget the password.

Creating the CD/DVD image

Why Linux is the new Amiga

Filed under
Linux

Back in the 90s I was, what would now be called, an Amiga fanboy. In past few months I’ve noticed an uncanny similarity between the old Amiga scene, and the current Linux scene.

GTK configuration for non-gnome desktop user

Filed under
HowTos

There are a lots of people install and use other windows manager on top of gnome, instead of using metacity by default. Windows manager such as beryl, fluxbox, fvwm etc allows gtk applications to run on top of them with full capabilities. You can also run gtk applications under KDE where by default all KDE native apps are build using QT.

Special Characters made easier in Ubuntu

Filed under
HowTos

If you are using Ubuntu Dapper Drake, you could press CTRL+SHIFT and then the unicode for special characters so you didn’t have to copy and paste them from the Character palette every time you wanted to use them.

Solution 1

If you are using Edgy this will not work any more here is simple tip how to use Special Characters.You need to use compose key

OpenOffice: More Pros Than Cons

Filed under
Software

The most obvious pro of OpenOffice.org (the official name for the software) is that it's free.

OpenOffice is an ongoing project developed collaboratively by users and developers around the globe. They make their handiwork available online at no cost to anyone who wants it, including individuals, employers and schools.

Consensus Approval

Steps to manually mount a USB flash drive in GNU/Linux

Filed under
HowTos

I recently got hold of a 1 GB USB memory stick. But when I tried to mount it in a bare bones Linux distribution (a distribution which has just enough software as is needed), it was not mounted automatically. This is because the auto mounting takes place by means of a program known as hotplug which detects the USB device that is inserted in real time and then mounts it in the desired location.

Linux Desktop – Is it an Option for Normal Users?

Filed under
Linux

Linux has long held the promise of offering normal users an alternative to Windows. With the arrival of the high priced Windows Vista Support Alert subscriber "Briard" decides to put 12 Linux distros to the test.

-

Novell BrainShare 2007 Preview

Filed under
SUSE

When Novell's BrainShare users' show opens its doors this Sunday, Microsoft will be on hand for the first time ever. With and without this controversial, recently minted partner, Novell will issue announcements around SUSE Linux in areas that include products, training, and new customer wins, say company sources.

Top Drupal & CiviCRM Gotchas

Filed under
Software
Drupal

Thinking of trying the Drupal open source content management system?

Festival: Linux Text-To-Speech

Filed under
HowTos

Festival is a free software for speech synthesis, it is distributed under an X11-type licence allowing unrestricted commercial and non-commercial use alike.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Open Source Flash Library Now Plays YouTube Videos

Filed under
Software

Benjamin Otte has Swfdec working with YouTube. Swfdec is a library for decoding and rendering Flash animations. It is still in heavy development. The intended audience are developers or people using it for pretested Flash animations (think embedded here). If you use it on unknown content, expect it to have issues and don't be surprised if it crashes.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Opera Data Breach, Security of Personal Data

  • Opera User? Your Stored Passwords May Have Been Stolen
    Barely a week passes without another well-known web company suffering a data breach or hack of some kind. This week it is Opera’s turn. Opera Software, the company behind the web-browser and recently sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million, reported a ‘server breach incident’ on its blog this weekend.
  • When it comes to protecting personal data, security gurus make their own rules
    Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of a company devoted to protecting people from hackers, has safeguarded his Twitter account with a 14-character password and by turning on two-factor authentication, an extra precaution in case that password is cracked. But Cooper Quintin, a security researcher and chief technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, doesn’t bother running an anti-virus program on his computer. And Bruce Schneier? The prominent cryptography expert and chief technology officer of IBM-owned security company Resilient Systems, won’t even risk talking about what he does to secure his devices and data.

Android Leftovers

FOSS and Linux Events

  • On speaking at community conferences
    Many people reading this have already suffered me talking to them about Prometheus. In personal conversation, or in the talks I gave at DebConf15 in Heidelberg, the Debian SunCamp in Lloret de Mar, BRMlab in Prague, and even at a talk on a different topic at the RABS in Cluj-Napoca.
  • TPM Microconference Accepted into LPC 2016
    Although trusted platform modules (TPMs) have been the subject of some controversy over the years, it is quite likely that they have important roles to play in preventing firmware-based attacks, protecting user keys, and so on. However, some work is required to enable TPMs to successfully play these roles, including getting TPM support into bootloaders, securely distributing known-good hashes, and providing robust and repeatable handling of upgrades. In short, given the ever-more-hostile environments that our systems must operate in, it seems quite likely that much help will be needed, including from TPMs. For more details, see the TPM Microconference wiki page.
  • More translations added to the SFD countdown
    Software Freedom Day is celebrated all around the world and as usual our community helps us to provide marketing materials in their specific languages. While the wiki is rather simple to translate, the Countdown remains a bit more complicated and time consuming to localize. One needs to edit the SVG file and generate roughly a 100 pictures, then upload them to the wiki. Still this doesn’t scare the SFD teams around the world and we are happy to announce three more languages are ready to be used: French, Chinese and German!

Second FreeBSD 11.0 Release Candidate Restores Support for 'nat global' in IPFW

Glen Barber from the FreeBSD project announced the availability of the second RC (Release Candidate) development build of the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 operating system. Read more