Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Tuesday, 28 Feb 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

Sinking Deeper - Continued Impressions of Kubuntu

Filed under
Ubuntu

ubuntu-tutorials.com: Well I am a bit pleasantly surprised to say that I’m very much enjoying my time in KDE right now. There are some bugs, as is to be expected, but for the most part I’m continuing to be very productive and I’m learning a lot.

Ubuntu 7.10 beta replaces openSUSE 10.3 GM

Filed under
SUSE

blogbeebe: I finally followed through my on my threat to replace openSUSE with Ubuntu. I've replaced openSUSE 10.3 GM with Ubuntu 7.10 Beta 1. Based on my experiences with both on my machines, I consider Ubuntu 7.10, even though it is still in beta, to be the better of the two distributions.

Raptor! join the fun.

Filed under
KDE

kernelTRAP Headlines

Filed under
Linux

Digital Photo Management In Linux

Filed under
HowTos

carla schroder: Do you need a Macintosh computer for high-quality, satisfying digital photo management? Macs include the excellent iPhoto for no extra cost, and if you want to spend money the Aperture photo-management application is first-rate.

My 'lil' FreeBSD Notebook

Filed under
BSD

penguin pete: New to BSD from Linux? Welcome to the outback! BSD is going to feel like a TV commercial that goes: "We've secretly replaced this geek's Linux with BSD - let's see how long it takes to notice!" Herein is a random little list of notes I'm leaving along the way, as I venture into the depths of BSD.

How to Upgrade from Etch to Lenny

Filed under
HowTos

pendrivelinux.com: How do I upgrade from Debian Etch to Lenny? The other day, one of our subscribers had asked us just that. Upgrading to a newer version of Debian is actually relatively simple and for the most part, can be done in very short time with just a few quick steps.

Uruguay poised to make first governmental OLPC purchase

Filed under
OLPC

linux.com: Uruguay's government this week announced the results of a study indicating that XO computers from the One Laptop Per Child project were a better value for the nation's schoolchildren than Intel's similar offering, the Classmate PC. The next step is likely to be a purchase agreement.

Installing & Configuring openSUSE 10.3

Filed under
HowTos

tweakhound: This is how I installed and configured openSUSE 10.3. This is simply how I did it. It may or may not be the best way, but it worked for me. I hope that you may find a tip or two to help you with your installation. At the very least you’ll find some good links here.

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon and Linux on the Desktop

Filed under
Ubuntu

log.prashanthellina.com: I’ve been using Ubuntu Feisty and waiting to get Gutsy when the release comes out. However my curiosity got the better of me and I could not resist upgrading from the beta repositories. The first thing I noticed after upgrade was the amount of polish and attention to detail.

using curl to access ftp servers

Filed under
HowTos

linux by example: The title doesn’t sound interesting if you have no idea what is curl. Why we need to use curl to access ftp server, if we can access ftp with tools like ftp in console or gFTP?

An Agnostic Objectively Reviews Ubuntu Christian Edition 3.3

Filed under
Ubuntu

fsckin.com: I’ve been wanting to review Ubuntu Christian Edition (CE) 3.3 with intentions of giving it a good review. After all, it is Ubuntu, with a little Praise Jesus on the side. I enjoy using Ubuntu, and if someone can put some Jesus in an operating system and I like it, surely it’s an operating system that is worth using.

Clean up your Ubuntu with deborphan

Filed under
HowTos

linuxscrew.com: If you want to clean up your Ubuntu or Debian machine and delete unnecessary (orphaned) deb packages you can use utility deborphan. It finds packages that have no packages depending on them.

RandR 1.3 and other future X.Org development

Filed under
Software

liquidat: A month ago the X Developer Summit took place. Now notes about most of the talks are available and show where X development heads to. Among the information are a feature list for RandR 1.3, for the Intel driver and for X.Org 7.4/7.5.

Extending Nautilus: rotating JPG images

Filed under
Software
HowTos

freesoftware mag: I recently went looking for a way to rotate JPG images from within Nautilus, and found a nice way to do this and more. It’s not difficult to customize the right-click popup menu in Nautilus to perform custom actions on files. Here are some instructions and scripts to get you started.

Some openSUSE 10.3 stuff

Filed under
SUSE
  • Some openSUSE 10.3 Hints

  • OpenSUSE 10.3 And Ralink RT2×00 Based Wireless Cards
  • 1-click to install NVIDIA/ATI binary blobs
  • Novell Pumps Up Sound, Graphics in New OpenSuse 10.3
  • openSUSE 10.3: First Look

Today's Leftovers

Filed under
News
  • Compiler Optimization Bugs and World Domination

  • Checkpatch and Checkfiles
  • Smack Updates
  • USB Simply MEPIS install
  • Continued Impressions of Kubuntu 7.10 beta
  • Slashdot: Building success from personal preferences and community conscience
  • Laptop With a Mission Widens Its Audience
  • Linux-based airline seat-back entertainment system is a winner
  • Earth- or Mars-like body likely forming in HD 113766 star system
  • Vista redux: the Linux edition
  • How to add a user to the sudoers list
  • openSUSE 10.3 on PS3 and Other PowerPC Hardware

Quake Wars Linux Update

Filed under
Gaming

ve3d.ign.com: There's been a ton of interest from the Linux Community, so I wanted to give you all a status update on development.

5 Ways to Customize your Ubuntu Desktop

Filed under
Ubuntu

onderstekop.nl: Changing your wallpaper now and again may keep your mind fresh, but did you ever have the feeling that you wanted to change more? But what exactly? And how? This article was written to give you some perceptions into further personalization of your overall Ubuntu appearance.

David Bienvenu leaving Mozilla. Thunderbird in trouble?

Filed under
Moz/FF

mozilla links: David Bienvenu, the other only full time Thunderbird developer has also announced he will be leaving the Mozilla Corporation next Friday.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Security News

  • Windows 10 least secure of Windows versions: study
    Windows 10 was the least secure of of current Windows versions in 2016, with 46% more vulnerabilities than either Windows 8 or 8.1, according to an analysis of Microsoft's own security bulletins in 2016. Security firm Avecto said its research, titled "2016 Microsoft Vulnerabilities Study: Mitigating risk by removing user privileges", had also found that a vast majority of vulnerabilities found in Microsoft products could be mitigated by removing admin rights. The research found that, despite its claims to being the "most secure" of Microsoft's operating systems, Windows 10 had 395 vulnerabilities in 2016, while Windows 8 and 8.1 each had 265. The research also found that while 530 Microsoft vulnerabilities were reported — marginally up from the 524 reported in 2015 — and 189 given a critical rating, 94% could be mitigated by removing admin rights. This was up from 85% in 2015.
  • Windows 10 Creators Update can block Win32 apps if they’re not from the Store [Ed: By Microsoft Peter. People who put Vista 10 on a PC totally lose control of that PC; remember, the OS itself is malware, as per textbook definitions. With DRM and other antifeatures expect copyright enforcement on the desktop soon.]
    The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build doesn't add much in the way of features—it's mostly just bug fixes—but one small new feature has been spotted, and it could be contentious. Vitor Mikaelson noticed that the latest build lets you restrict the installation of applications built using the Win32 API.
  • Router assimilated into the Borg, sends 3TB in 24 hours
    "Well, f**k." Harsh language was appropriate under the circumstances. My router had just been hacked. Setting up a reliable home network has always been a challenge for me. I live in a cramped three-story house, and I don't like running cables. So my router's position is determined by the fiber modem in a corner on the bottom floor. Not long after we moved in, I realized that our old Airport Extreme was not delivering much signal to the attic, where two game-obsessed occupants fought for bandwidth. I tried all sorts of things. I extended the network. I used Ethernet-over-powerline connectors to deliver network access. I made a mystic circle and danced naked under the full moon. We lost neighbors, but we didn't gain a signal.
  • Purism's Librem 13 Coreboot Port Now "100%" Complete
    According to Purism's Youness Alaoui, their Coreboot port to the Librem 13 v1 laptop is now considered complete. The Librem 13 was long talked about having Coreboot over a proprietary BIOS while the initial models still had shipped with the conventional BIOS. Finally in 2017, they have now Coreboot at what they consider to be 100% complete for this Linux-friendly laptop.
  • The Librem 13 v1 coreboot port is now complete
    Here are the news you’ve been waiting for: the coreboot port for the Librem 13 v1 is 100% done! I fixed all of the remaining issues, it is now fully working and is stable, ready for others to enjoy. I fixed the instability problem with the M.2 SATA port, finished running all the tests to ensure coreboot is working correctly, fixed the headphone jack that was not working, made the boot prettier, and started investigating the Intel Management Engine issue.
  • Linux Update Fixes 11-Year-Old Flaw
    Andrey Konovalov, a security researcher at Google, found a use-after-free hole within Linux, CSO Online reported. This particular flaw is of interest because it appears to be situational. It only showed up in kernels built with a certain configuration option — CONFIG_IP_DCCP — enabled.

Kerala saves Rs 300 cr as schools switch to open software

The Kerala government has made a saving of Rs 300 crore through introduction and adoption of Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) in the school education sector, said a state government official on Sunday. IT became a compulsory subject in Kerala schools from 2003, but it was in 2005 only that FOSS was introduced in a phased manner and started to replace proprietary software. The decision made by the curriculum committee to implement it in the higher secondary sector has also been completed now. Read more

Tired of Windows and MAC computer systems? Linux may now be ready for prime time

Are you a bit tired of the same old options of salt and pepper, meaning having to choose only between the venerable Windows and MAC computer operating systems? Looking to branch out a bit, maybe take a walk on the wild side, learn some new things and save money? If so, the Linux operating system, which has been around for a long time and is used and loved by many hard-core techies and developers, may now be ready for prime time with the masses. Read more

Braswell based Pico-ITX SBC offers multiple expansion options

Axiomtek’s PICO300 is a Pico-ITX SBC with Intel Braswell, SATA-600, extended temperature support, and both a mini-PCIe and homegrown expansion connector. Axiomtek has launched a variation on its recently announced Intel Apollo Lake based PICO312 SBC that switches to the older Intel Braswell generation and offers a slightly reduced feature set. The board layout has also changed somewhat, with LVDS, SATA, and USB ports all changing location. Read more