Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Monday, 23 Jan 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 today's leftovers: srlinuxx 25/12/2012 - 6:17am
Story A Red Hat for All Seasons srlinuxx 24/12/2012 - 11:56pm
Story Fedora 19 will catch up GNOME 3.8 with a 4 months release cycle srlinuxx 24/12/2012 - 11:54pm
Story “8″ Implodes srlinuxx 24/12/2012 - 10:00pm
Story Top 10 Ubuntu Apps of 2012 srlinuxx 24/12/2012 - 9:05pm
Story Gentoo 20121221 Screenshots srlinuxx 24/12/2012 - 8:57pm
Story Debian Project News - December 24th srlinuxx 24/12/2012 - 8:50pm
Story Taking open source foundations to the next level srlinuxx 24/12/2012 - 8:49pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 488 srlinuxx 24/12/2012 - 6:42pm
Story Linux round-up: A bunch of Mints for Christmas srlinuxx 24/12/2012 - 6:40pm

"A few more" versions of Linux Kernel 2.6.20 planned

Filed under
Linux

heise online: Willy Tarreau, maintainer of the 2.4 kernel series, wants to continue to oversee the Linux version 2.6.20 a bit longer than the maintainers of the stable kernel series would normally have done.

Sabayon Linux: Something for everyone

Filed under
Linux
Reviews

Linux.com: The Sabayon Linux live DVD distribution, based on the unstable branch of Gentoo Linux, has been in development for several years and caters to a wide variety of users. Having started out with a beautiful but mainstream appearance, it now boasts one of the most unique looks in Linux and more usability options than most other distros.

How to use Quake-style terminals on GNU/Linux

Filed under
Software

FreeSoftware Mag: We know all about how powerful the GNU/Linux terminal is. However, it’s a pain to have to fire up a terminal emulator like Konsole or gnome-terminal, wait for a few seconds for it load, and then have to keep Alt-Tabbing to it. Wouldn’t it be easier to just have a terminal that automatically hides and shows itself at click of a button? Today, I’m going to look at three different terminal emulators that do just that.

A Tale of Two SCOs

Filed under
OS

Linux Online: Everyone is focusing on the death sentence that was handed to SCO last Friday. But that was really a mere formality. SCO has been dead for quite some time. Such is the fate of those who live by litigation and not by making good products.

Ubuntu tries to go LoCo in all 50 states

Filed under
Ubuntu

linux.com: The Ubuntu community is seeking to get approved Local Community (LoCo) teams in all 50 states in the US by the end of this year, and it's making impressive progress.

Desktop Faceoff: Fedora vs. Vista

Filed under
Linux

itmanagement: Every few months, a pundit asks, "Is Linux ready for the desktop?" The implication, of course, is that it hasn't been -- at least, not until very recently. Based on a wide array of criteria, an in-depth look reveals that (like a growing number of GNU/Linux distributions) Fedora 7 takes second place to nothing -- not even Windows Vista.

The Rant: Linux Taking Baby Steps in the Market

Filed under
Linux

techpersona: I have been able to be quiet and keep my opinions to myself but after the announcement of Lenovo offering ThinkPads with Novell’s SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) installed on it, I thought that it was time for me to give my opinion on it.

Free software campaigners stonewalled at BBC

Filed under
OSS

the register: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) mounted its protests against "corruption" of the BBC by Microsoft in London and Manchester this morning. As expected, nobody from BBC management or the BBC Trust came out to speak to the protesters.

Automatix2 Streamlines Installs on Linux

Filed under
Software

MaximumPC: Newcomers to Linux often complain about the relative difficulty of finding and installing programs through their distro’s packaging system. If you’re among the ranks of rankled newbs running a Debian-based distro like Ubuntu, check out Automatix2.

Can Linus pass on his media power?

Filed under
Linux

dana blankenhorn: A few days ago I wrote a piece about how Linus Torvalds wants only to be a programmer, and applauded him for that. It drew some angry response. The fact is, however, that Linus Torvalds is not the CEO of Linux.

Is my hardware Linux-compatible? Find out here

Filed under
Linux

linux.com: Deciding whether a particular computer is a good candidate for installing GNU/Linux can involve a nightmare of details about hardware compatibility. Nor is assembling a custom computer on which to run GNU/Linux any easier. In both cases, you need to evaluate video cards, sound cards, printers, scanners, digital camera, wireless cards, and mobile devices for compatibility with the operating system. Fortunately, help is available.

Open source gathers steam in Malaysia

Filed under
OSS

ZDNet: According to Ditesh Kumar, OSS developer evangelist for Malaysia's Free and Open Source (FOSS) Foundation, OSS is being widely adopted across all the major verticals including public, technical, educational, financial and services sectors, and even within small and midsize enterprises (SMEs).

Bug #242368 makes Fedora... uh... worse than Mandriva?

Filed under
Linux

beranger: "Closed Errata", but living bug. After all, package management is the worst managed department in Linux, no matter what distro you consider. CLOSED? Really?! Then how come the duplicate bug #251842: Dependency not installed was filed on 2007-08-12?

Novell won, SCO lost. So what does that mean for us?

Filed under
OS

blogs.ittoolbox.com: For me personally it doesn't change a single thing. This Novell vs SCO vs IBM battle was just all a bunch of background noise for me. I suspect that for many other open source advocates it was just background noise for them too. Why?

Emerging consensus in favour of a unified document format standard?

Mark Shuttleworth: It’s too early to say for certain, but there are very encouraging signs that the world’s standards bodies will vote in favour of a single unified ISO (”International Standards Organisation”) document format standard.

Common UNIX Printing System 1.3.0

Filed under
Software

CUPS 1.3.0 is the first stable feature release in the 1.3.x series and includes over 30 new features and changes since CUPS 1.2.12, including Kerberos authentication, DNS-SD/Bonjour/Zeroconf support, improved on-line help, and localized printer drivers. This is also the first release since being acquired by Apple.

Linux in my pocket

Filed under
Linux

manilastandardtoday: TWO weeks ago, I wrote about portable applications that you can carry in your pocket. Wouldn’t it be simpler if you could run the operating system right off a flash drive and bring the programs and data you need on the same stick?

Virtual Hosting With Proftpd And MySQL (Incl. Quota) On Fedora 7

Filed under
HowTos

This document describes how to install a Proftpd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users.

Autostart Apps in PCLinuxOS 2007

Filed under
HowTos

linux-blog.org: Many people want to know how to get programs to startup immediately upon login. Now there are two ways to do this...kind of.

Virtualization Explored: Installing VMware

Filed under
HowTos

tgdaily.com: In this article we'll go through the entire process of setting up a virtual machine. You'll learn what software is required, what hardware should be used and, as a companion to the three-part article, why it is desirable to do so.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Android Leftovers

Leftovers: OSS

  • Open-source oriented RISELab emerges at UC Berkeley to make apps smarter & more secure
    UC Berkeley on Monday launched a five-year research collaborative dubbed RISELab that will focus on enabling apps and machines that can interact with the environment around them securely and in real-time. The RISELab (Real-time Intelligence with Secure Execution) is backed by a slew of big name tech and financial firms: Amazon Web Services, Ant Financial, Capital One, Ericsson, GE Digital, Google, Huawei, Intel, IBM, Microsoft and VMWare.
  • Telecom organizations boosting support for open source
    Organizational support for open source initiatives is easing the integration of platforms into the telecom world. One key challenge for growing the support of open source into the telecommunications space is through various organizations that are looking to either bolster the use of open source or build platforms based on open source specifications. These efforts are seen as beneficial to operators and vendors looking to take advantage of open source platforms.
  • Google's Draco: Another Open Source Tool That Can Boost Virtual Reality Apps
    With 2017 ramping up, there is no doubt that cloud computing and Big Data analytics would probably come to mind if you had to consider the hot technology categories that will spread out this year. However, Google is on an absolute tear as it open sources a series of 3D graphics and virtual reality toolsets. Last week, we covered the arrival of Google's Tilt Brush apps and virtual reality toolsets. Now, Google has delivered a set of open source libraries that boost the storage and transmission of 3D graphics, which can help deliver more detailed 3D apps. "Draco" is an open source compression library, and here are more details.
  • Unpicking the community leader
    Today is Community Manager Appreciation Day. Now, I have to admit, I don't usually partake in the day all that much. The skeptic in me thinks doing so could be a little self-indulgent and the optimist thinks that we should appreciate great community leaders every day, not merely one day a year. Regardless, in respect of the occasion, I want to delve a little into why I think this work is so important, particularly in the way it empowers people from all walks of life. In 2006 I joined Canonical as the Ubuntu Community Manager. A few months into my new role I got an email from a kid based in Africa. He shared with me that he loved Ubuntu and the traditional African philosophy of Ubuntu, which translated to "humanity towards others," and this made his interest in the nascent Linux operating system particularly meaningful.
  • Open Source Mahara Opens Moodle Further Into Social Learning
    Designers, managers and other professionals are fond of Open Source, digital portfolio solution Mahara. Even students are incorporating their progress on specific competency frameworks, to show learning evidence. Mahara and Moodle have a long and durable relationship spanning years, ―so much so that the internet has nicknamed the super couple as “Mahoodle“―. A recent post on Moodlerooms’ E-Learn Magazine documents the fruitful partnership as it adds value to New Zealander Catalyst IT’s offerings.
  • U.S. policy on open source software carries IP risks [Ed: Latest FUD from law firm against Free software as if proprietary software is risk-free licensing-wise?]

Openwashing and EEE

Q&A with Arpit Joshipura, Head of Networking for The Linux Foundation

Arpit Joshipura became the Linux Foundation’s new general manager for networking and orchestration in December 2016. He’s tasked with a pretty tall order. He needs to harmonize all the different Linux Foundation open source groups that are working on aspects of network virtualization. Joshipura may be the right person for the job as his 30 years of experience is broad — ranging from engineering, to management, to chief marketing officer (CMO) roles. Most recently he was VP of marketing with Prevoty, an application security company. Prior to that he served as VP of marketing at Dell after the company acquired Force10 Networks, where he had been CMO. Read more