Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Saturday, 18 Nov 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

Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Testing For The Latest Linux Kernel Power Regression Rianne Schestowitz 29/08/2014 - 7:26am
Story Ubuntu 14.10 Preview, Wallen Walkback, and the Pantheon Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2014 - 7:25am
Story Resistance to the Linux Desktop Is Futile – Get Over It Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2014 - 7:23am
Story Chrome 38 Beta: New primitives for the next-generation web Rianne Schestowitz 29/08/2014 - 7:19am
Story Switch to Linux part 1 – preparation Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2014 - 7:18am
Story Kids aren't the only ones learning to share Rianne Schestowitz 29/08/2014 - 7:11am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 10:51pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 10:42pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 10:42pm
Story Linux on the desktop isn't dead Roy Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 10:30pm

today's leftovers

Filed under
News
  • Sweet Home 3D: simple interior design

  • The Year of the Free Software Desktop
  • What version of linux seems to be the least buggiest
  • What Linux version for a newcomer to Linux?
  • Intux 1.0 A Clone of PCLinuxOS with New Graphics
  • To Break ABI or Not to Break ABI: That is the Question
  • Red Hat Offers a Model for Patent Licensing
  • The Top command
  • Is content you can edit open source?
  • Tough Love
  • Ubuntu Tweak Utility Review
  • Plasma Embedded
  • Open Source OS's Part 3: OpenSuse
  • Linux Not The Savior For Our Economy
  • NVIDIA Updates Its Legacy Linux Drivers
  • Nicaragua: Open Source Software in Public Institutions

PCLinuxOS to Mandriva Spring 2008.1

Filed under
MDV

datalude.com/blog: I posted an entry here a month or so ago about my switch from Linux Mint to PCLinuxOS. There was good, bad, and definitely very ugly. In the many comments on that article, someone suggested that I should try Mandriva. So I did.

Linus Torvalds: Short update and pause in 2.6.27 merge window

Filed under
Linux

lkml.org: This is just a quick note to let people know that I'll be off for an extended weekend starting later today, so the next few days will be very quiet from a merge standpoint.

Which platform: Cathedral or open source?

Filed under
OSS

computerworld.com.au: Have you ever experienced a software bug and thought to yourself, "I could fix that"? If you could, would you? How could that even be possible?

Don't Overcomplicate Linux!

Filed under
Linux

community.zdnet.co.uk/blog: This is the kind of thing I don't particularly enjoy writing, but as I have been blogging about learning Linux, and I've tried to approach as an "ordinary PC user" would, I think it's important to pass along lessons learned from mistakes.

10 Must-Have Linux Applications

Filed under
Software

Matt Hartley: What finally allowed me to go full-time with my chosen distro was not so much the progression of hardware detection and self-mounting partitions but the applications. Today, I would like to share some of my personal favorites with you.

BLAG 90000: The Che Guevara Of Linux

Filed under
Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: THERE'S an alluring whiff of rebellion about the Linux/Open Source community. Using Linux, writing about Linux, championing Linux - it is like sticking up two fingers (or one, if you are reading this in America) to a corporate world that insists on telling me what I can and cannot do with my own computers. Every time I use BLAG 90000, I cannot help thinking of Che Guevara.

Audio/Visual Synthesis: The New Arts, Part 2

Filed under
Software

linuxjournal.com: In this second part of my survey I focus on the tools that achieve this new synthesis of arts. Each of these programs takes a different approach to the practical concerns of blending images (moving or still) with sound (realtime or recorded).

Auto-NDISwrapper–a tool for enabling wireless network card to work with its Windows driver on Linux

Filed under
Software

linuxine.com: I often see Linux users complain their wireless network card doesn’t work on Linux at the forums,indeed , some wireless network cards can’t work/work well on Linux. Auto-NDISwrapper would be one of the solutions for those complaints.

Open source should support Apple over Psystar

Filed under
OSS

blogs.zdnet: Open source should be supporting Apple here. Think about it. What is at the heart of open source? Contracts. The BSD and GPL licenses are contracts.

firefox 3.0.1 and disabled add-ons

Filed under
Moz/FF

mozillazine.org/asa: I've read around the blogs and twitterverse that people are seeing some of their add-ons disabled by the just-released Firefox 3.0.1 security and stability update. There's good news and bad news here.

Experimental GTK+ theme engine will add CSS support

Filed under
Software

arstechnica.com: At the recent GUADEC event in Istanbul, the GTK+ community discussed ways to improve the toolkit's theming system. A particularly exciting project listed among the items on the roadmap is a plan for creating an experimental GTK+ theme engine that will enable developers to customize the appearance of their themes with cascading style sheets (CSS).

Proprietary software? Counsel objects

Filed under
Interviews
OSS

linux.com: Nathan Zale Dowlen objects to proprietary software, so when he opened his new law office, he outfitted it with Ubuntu Linux and open source software. Cost was the main factor in his decision at first, but he has since come to appreciate the security found in FOSS and the ease of use found with Ubuntu.

The Blender Foundation's "Big Buck Bunny" is a Peach!

Filed under
Software
Movies

freesoftwaremagazine.com: The Blender Foundation’s second free-content movie, Big Buck Bunny, is the product of the foundation’s “Peach Open Movie” project, and the results are impressive. Like the previous Elephants Dream movie, this film pushes the technical envelope for the “Blender” free software 3D rendering and animation application; unlike it, it succeeds as pure entertainment.

KDE 4.1 RC1 - Yet Another Top Release

Filed under
KDE

bushweed.blogspot: Another KDE release!!! After I finally installed the 4.1 beta 1, both myself and the Mrs who use the EEE have decided that 4.1 is stable enough to replace 3.5x. This is a big step for us.

SCO, Linux' Worst Nightmare Is Back

Filed under
Linux

sys-con.com: The court also said Novell couldn't run interference for Linux and stop SCO from seeking royalty payments for alleged UnixWare and OpenServer infringement by Linux users under its infamous SCOsource licensing program. Armed with that decision, it's merely a matter of time before SCO starts seeking those payments.

10 things I’ve overheard about my Linux laptop while on public transportation

Filed under
Linux

arsgeek.com: I’ve been taking the train to work for 4 years now. It’s a 45 minute rambling ride in which I usually either read a book, sleep, or grab my laptop loaded up with Ubuntu and get some stuff done. Over time, I’ve collected a few funny remarks I’ve either over heard, or that people have said directly to me. Here are the 10 best.

Linux - a disruptive technology?

Filed under
Linux

itpro.co.uk: It is sometimes said that Linux is a disruptive technology - one that appears from nowhere, usually emerges as a cheap alternative to the dominant technology, and upsets and ultimately replaces the current way of doing things.

Linux 2.6.26 Kernel Benchmarks

Filed under
Linux

phoronix.com: Over the weekend the Linux 2.6.26 kernel was released. In this article we have done some quick benchmarks of this new kernel from within the Phoronix Test Suite.

Cygwin - a Unix Environment and Shell on Windows

Filed under
Software

fosswire.com: If your daily routine means that you spend much of your time behind a Windows system, yet you love the power and flexibility of a Unix-based environment, you might want to compile some Linux/Unix software, so that it can run natively under Windows.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

today's leftovers

  • Blockchain Moves Beyond its 'Moonshot' Phase
  • Some reading
    I've complained previously about disliking benchmarking. More generally, I'm not really a fan of performance analysis. I always feel like I get stuck at coming up with an approach to "it's going slower, why" beyond the basics. I watched a video of Brendan Gregg's talk from kernel recipes, and ended up going down the black hole1 of reading his well written blog. He does a fantastic job of explaining performance analysis concepts as well as the practical tools to do the analysis. He wrote a book several years ago and I happily ordered it. The book explains how to apply the USE method to performance problems across the system. This was helpful to me because it provides a way to generate a list of things to check and how to check them. It addresses the "stuck" feeling I get when dealing with performance problems. The book also provides a good high level overview of operating systems concepts. I'm always looking for references for people who are interested in kernels but don't know where to start and I think this book could fill a certain niche. Even if this book has been out for several years now, I was very excited to discover it.
  • Introducing container-diff, a tool for quickly comparing container images
    The Google Container Tools team originally built container-diff, a new project to help uncover differences between container images, to aid our own development with containers. We think it can be useful for anyone building containerized software, so we’re excited to release it as open source to the development community.
  • NATTT – A Modern Multi-Platform Time Conscious Tracker App
    It’s not that there aren’t already a lot of time tracker apps but my conscience wouldn’t let me sleep if I didn’t tell you about NATTT. So grab your cup of whatever you’re probably drinking as we delve into this app a little. NATTT is an acronym for “Not Another Time Tracking Tool”; a free and multi-platform app with which you can keep track of your work and how much you have spent at it.
  • Running Bitcoin node and ElectrumX server
  • todo.txt done
  • GNOME's Calendar & TODO Applications Are Looking Better For v3.28
    Adding to the growing list of changes for GNOME 3.28 are improvements to the Calendar and To Do applications by Georges Stavracas. Stavracas has been reworking the month view of GNOME Calendar and it's looking much better, some applications for Calendar via libdazzle, and more.
  • Compact DAQ systems offer a choice of 12- or 16-bit I/Os
    Advantech’s Linux-ready “MIC-1810” and “MIC-1816” DAQ computers offer 12- and 16-bit analog I/O, respectively, plus 24x DIOs, Intel CPUs, and 4x USB ports. Advantech’s MIC-1810 and MIC-1816 are digital acquisition computers that run Linux or Windows 7/8/10 on Intel 3rd Gen “Ivy Bridge” processors. If the aging CPU is a turn-off, keep in mind that many DAQ applications don’t require that much processing power, and perhaps Advantech’s “entry-level” label for the systems extends to the price, as well. The 165 x 130 x 59mm, DIN-rail mountable systems should also prove useful for environments with limited space.

Security: New Release of HardenedBSD, Windows Leaks Details of Windows Back Doors

  • Stable release: HardenedBSD-stable 11-STABLE v1100054
  • Kaspersky blames NSA hack on infected Microsoft software
    Embattled computer security firm Kaspersky Lab said Thursday that malware-infected Microsoft Office software and not its own was to blame for the hacking theft of top-secret US intelligence materials. Adding tantalizing new details to the cyber-espionage mystery that has rocked the US intelligence community, Kaspersky also said there was a China link to the hack.
  • Investigation Report for the September 2014 Equation malware detection incident in the US
    In early October, a story was published by the Wall Street Journal alleging Kaspersky Lab software was used to siphon classified data from an NSA employee’s home computer system. Given that Kaspersky Lab has been at the forefront of fighting cyberespionage and cybercriminal activities on the Internet for over 20 years now, these allegations were treated very seriously. To assist any independent investigators and all the people who have been asking us questions whether those allegations were true, we decided to conduct an internal investigation to attempt to answer a few questions we had related to the article and some others that followed it:
  • Kaspersky: Clumsy NSA leak snoop's PC was packed with malware
    Kaspersky Lab, the US government's least favorite computer security outfit, has published its full technical report into claims Russian intelligence used its antivirus tools to steal NSA secrets. Last month, anonymous sources alleged that in 2015, an NSA engineer took home a big bunch of the agency's cyber-weapons to work on them on his home Windows PC, which was running the Russian biz's antimalware software – kind of a compliment when you think about it. The classified exploit code and associated documents on the personal system were then slurped by Kremlin spies via his copy of Kaspersky antivirus, it was claimed.

OSS Leftovers

  • Open Source Networking Days: Think Globally, Collaborate Locally
    Something that we’ve learned at The Linux Foundation over the years is that there is just no substitute for periodic, in-person, face-to-face collaboration around the open source technologies that are rapidly changing our world. It’s no different for the open networking projects I work with as end users and their ecosystem partners grapple with the challenges and opportunities of unifying various open source components and finding solutions to accelerate network transformation. This fall, we decided to take The Linux Foundation networking projects (OpenDaylight, ONAP, OPNFV, and others) on the road to Europe and Japan by working with local site hosts and network operators to host Open Source Networking Days in Paris, Milan, Stockholm, London, Tel Aviv, and Yokohama.
  • The Open-Source Driving Simulator That Trains Autonomous Vehicles
    Self-driving cars are set to revolutionize transport systems the world over. If the hype is to be believed, entirely autonomous vehicles are about to hit the open road. The truth is more complex. The most advanced self-driving technologies work only in an extremely limited set of environments and weather conditions. And while most new cars will have some form of driver assistance in the coming years, autonomous cars that drive in all conditions without human oversight are still many years away. One of the main problems is that it is hard to train vehicles to cope in all situations. And the most challenging situations are often the rarest. There is a huge variety of tricky circumstances that drivers rarely come across: a child running into the road, a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the street, an accident immediately ahead, and so on.
  • Fun with Le Potato
    At Linux Plumbers, I ended up with a Le Potato SBC. I hadn't really had time to actually boot it up until now. They support a couple of distributions which seem to work fine if you flash them on. I mostly like SBCs for having actual hardware to test on so my interest tends to be how easily can I get my own kernel running. Most of the support is not upstream right now but it's headed there. The good folks at BayLibre have been working on getting the kernel support upstream and have a tree available for use until then.
  • PyConf Hyderabad 2017
    In the beginning of October, I attended a new PyCon in India, PyConf Hyderabad (no worries, they are working on the name for the next year). I was super excited about this conference, the main reason is being able to meet more Python developers from India. We are a large country, and we certainly need more local conferences :)
  • First Basilisk version released!
    This is the first public version of the Basilisk web browser, building on the new platform in development: UXP (code-named Möbius).
  • Pale Moon Project Rolls Out The Basilisk Browser Project
    The developers behind the Pale Moon web-browser that's been a long standing fork of Firefox have rolled out their first public beta release of their new "Basilisk" browser technology. Basilisk is their new development platform based on their (Gecko-forked) Goanna layout engine and the Unified UXL Platform (UXP) that is a fork of the Mozilla code-base pre-Servo/Rust... Basically for those not liking the direction of Firefox with v57 rolling out the Quantum changes, etc.
  • Best word processor for Mac [iophk: "whole article fails to mention OpenDocument Format"]
  • WordPress 4.9: This one's for you, developers!
    WordPress 4.9 has debuted, and this time the world's most popular content management system has given developers plenty to like. Some of the changes are arguably overdue: syntax highlighting and error checking for CSS editing and cutting custom HTML are neither scarce nor innovative. They'll be welcomed arrival will likely be welcomed anyway, as will newly-granular roles and permissions for developers. The new release has also added version 4.2.6 of MediaElement.js, an upgrade that WordPress.org's release notes stated has removed dependency on jQuery, improves accessibility, modernizes the UI, and fixes many bugs.”
  • New projects on Hosted Weblate
  • Cilk Plus Is Being Dropped From GCC
    Intel deprecated Cilk Plus multi-threading support with GCC 7 and now for GCC 8 they are looking to abandon this support entirely. Cilk Plus only had full support introduced in GCC 5 while now for the GCC 8 release early next year it's looking like it will be dropped entirely.
  • Software Freedom Law Center vs. Software Freedom Conservancy

    On November 3rd, the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) wrote a blog post to let people know that the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) had begun legal action against them (the SFC) over the trademark for their name.

  • What Is Teletype For Atom? How To Code With Fellow Developers In Real Time?
    In a short period of three years, GitHub’s open source code editor has become one of the most popular options around. In our list of top text editors for Linux, Atom was featured at #2. From time to time, GitHub keeps adding new features to this tool to make it even better. Just recently, with the help of Facebook, GitHub turned Atom into a full-fledged IDE. As GitHub is known to host some of the world’s biggest open source collaborative projects, it makes perfect sense to add the collaborative coding ability to Atom. To make this possible, “Teletype for Atom” has just been announced.
  • Microsoft Is Trying To Make Windows Subsystem For Linux Faster (WSL)
  • Microsoft and GitHub team up to take Git virtual file system to macOS, Linux

Ubuntu: New Users, Unity Remix, 18.04 LTS News

  • How to Get Started With the Ubuntu Linux Distro
    The Linux operating system has evolved from a niche audience to widespread popularity since its creation in the mid 1990s, and with good reason. Once upon a time, that installation process was a challenge, even for those who had plenty of experience with such tasks. The modern day Linux, however, has come a very long way. To that end, the installation of most Linux distributions is about as easy as installing an application. If you can install Microsoft Office or Adobe Photoshop, you can install Linux. Here, we’ll walk you through the process of installing Ubuntu Linux 17.04, which is widely considered one of the most user-friendly distributions. (A distribution is a variation of Linux, and there are hundreds and hundreds to choose from.)
  • An ‘Ubuntu Unity Remix’ Might Be on the Way…
    A new Ubuntu flavor that uses the Unity 7 desktop by default is under discussion. The plans have already won backing from a former Unity developer.
  • Ubuntu News: Get Firefox Quantum Update Now; Ubuntu 18.04 New Icon Theme Confirmed
    Earlier this week, Mozilla earned big praises in the tech world for launching its next-generation Firefox Quantum 57.0 web browser. The browser claims to be faster and better than market leader Google Chrome. Now, Firefox Quantum is available for all supported Ubuntu versions from the official repositories. The Firefox Quantum Update is also now available.
  • New Icon Theme Confirmed for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    ‘Suru’ is (apparently) going to be the default icon theme in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. That’s Suru, the rebooted community icon theme and not Suru, the Canonical-created icon theme that shipped on the Ubuntu Phone (and was created by Matthieu James, who recently left Canonical).