Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Tuesday, 19 Sep 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 European Parliament to weigh open source pilots Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 7:56pm
Story Q&A: Red Hat's Chief People Officer on hiring Millennials Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 7:48pm
Story Start developing Android apps on Fedora in 10 minutes Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 7:40pm
Story Randa Meetings Interview: Sanjiban Bairagya Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 7:22pm
Story Refurbished HP Laptops with Kubuntu Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 6:56pm
Story Cognitive Dissonance Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 6:48pm
Story Ubuntu Touch Finally Gets Beautiful Dialer and Contacts Apps Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 6:18pm
Story Radeon VCE, OpenMAX Improvements Land In Mesa Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 6:12pm
Story GNOME: A notifications update Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 6:07pm
Story Red Hat to Acquire eNovance, Focus Together on OpenStack Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 5:50pm

Yoper 3.1 Beta

Filed under
Linux

planetoss.com: YOPER (Your OPERating system) promises to be a i686 optimized, fast linux distribution. The latest beta 3.1 was released to public testing on 22-April.

The Progress Of X.Org 7.4

Filed under
Software

phoronix.com: If all goes according to plan, X.Org 7.4 will finally be released this month. This release isn't quite as elaborate as X.Org 7.3, which introduced input hot-plugging, EXA enhancements, and RandR 1.2 to just name a few features, but X.Org 7.4 is another update better enhancing this X server.

Funny Side of Linux

Filed under
Linux

linuxhaxor.net: In all seriousness of being a linux user we sometimes forget the fun side of it all, here is an attempt to capture some of it.

The Perfect SpamSnake - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Filed under
Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04 LTS) based server as a spamfilter in gateway mode. In the end, you will have a SpamSnake Gateway which will relay clean emails to your MTA.

today's leftovers

Filed under
News
  • cu: Simple serial communication program

  • Reversing All Lines In A File On Linux Or Unix Using Perl
  • OpenDNS in Ubuntu
  • New Linux Game
  • Linux - adventures in Ubuntu
  • Not everything is peaches and cream in Ubuntu land
  • Have I found it?
  • Installing true type fonts for linux
  • Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu 8.04: A Preliminary Look
  • Howto: Install (GTA) Grand Theft Auto Vice City with wine in Ubuntu Hardy Heron

Top 5 Tiny Distros

Filed under
Linux
-s

I was cleaning up my /home partiton when I noticed I had several tiny distros hanging around waiting to be tested. So I thought this might be a good time to write an updated Mini-distro Roundup. The five contestants are CDlinux 0.6.1, Damn Small Linux 4.3r2, Puppy 4.0rc, Slitaz 1.0, and Austrumi 1.6.5.

Howto: Set up Hardy for speed, v1.0

Filed under
Software

kmandla.wordpress: This guide is a collection of tips and tweaks for Ubuntu Linux 8.04. The content comes from tutorials and speed suggestions found on the Ubuntu Forums and elsewhere. The material has been collated and narrated, and arranged with links to external resources or supplemental information.

Microsoft walks away from Yahoo

Filed under
Microsoft

bbc.co.uk: Software giant Microsoft has dropped its three-month-old bid to buy internet firm Yahoo because the two sides cannot agree on an acceptable sale price.

My New Favorite Distro: Gentoo

Filed under
Gentoo

jonesproductionsltd.com: After my less than satisfactory experience with Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron I decided to try Gentoo Linux. I had always wanted to try it since its thought of as a Distro for more advanced Linux users. And it couldn't have been more perfect for me.

gNewSense 2.0: GNUbuntu

Filed under
Ubuntu

techiemoe.com: I approached this rant a little differently than ones in the past. I've already determined due to a lack of OSS drivers for the important hardware on my computers (3D cards, wireless internet) that gNewSense will not work for me as an everyday desktop.

Enterprise FOSS Adoption

Filed under
OSS

fosswire.com: There are lots of different ways you can build software and the typical ways in which FOSS development and proprietary development are done are quite dramatically different. In this article, I’m going to talk about what problems the typical FOSS method can face.

5 Random Things You Didn’t Know About Ubuntu Linux

Filed under
Ubuntu

internetling.com: OK guys, here’s another fun list! Go easy on me, since I’m sure some of you knew it already. 1. ) Most of the things that are listed as ‘features’ in the new Hardy Heron release, are really just upstream development,

Why Is Red Hat Red Hot At The Moment?

Filed under
Linux

linuxsolutions.fr: For those who follow the development of Linux and the companies that have a heavy exposure to the operating code, you will surely have come across Red Hat. This company is one of the largest developers and distributors of Linux based systems and at the forefront of many developments over the years. So how large is Red Hat?

Stop Using Windows, Use Linux

Filed under
Linux

junauza.com: There's a world food crisis right now, as we all know it. Man's most basic need is low on supply but high in demand. To all our lawmakers, I have a suggestion that may sound radical to some of you --Stop using Windows, use Linux.

The Platinum Top 10 Wine Game List

Filed under
Gaming

ubuntu-unleashed: Im not a big fan of wine games but I thought I would share the progress of the wine developers in getting these hot games to work with it. I am still hoping gaming developers create linux clients for these games, leave direct x and start using opengl... Here is the current top 10 platinum wine games.

People of openSUSE: Greg Kroah-Hartman

Filed under
Interviews

news.opensuse.org: This weekend ‘People of openSUSE’ brings to light long time Kernel hacker and Novell employee Greg Kroah-Hartman interview. Greg KH today’s working full time on Linux Driver Project is the current maintainer of the Kernel package for openSUSE 11.0.

Desktop Linux strategies for marketplace success

Filed under
Linux

linux.com: What strategy is needed to really spread desktop Linux to average home users? Here are some ideas that just might work. Journalist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols argues that Linux businesses, for the most part, don't do marketing. I argue almost the opposite.

Microsoft gouging Brazilians for 20 percent of income

Filed under
Microsoft

Matt Asay: Ever wonder why Brazil and other BRIC countries are so hot on open source, including Linux? Gustavo Duarte gives several reasons, not the least of which is the punitive pricing that Microsoft inflicts on these developing markets.

few more howtos:

Filed under
HowTos
  • Install VMware Server 1.0.5 on Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy"

  • How to send e-mail over SSH
  • Fixing the OpenOffice.org grammar glitch in Ubuntu Hardy
  • How-To Set Up A Serial Console On Ubuntu

  • How-To Set Up A Serial Console On Debian
  • How-To Set Up A Serial Console Client

Slackware 12.1 ISO Bittorrents posted

Filed under
Slack

slackware.org: Please keep your finished torrent session running as long as possible! We need your help! BitTorrent depends on sharing bandwidth and does not work if there are no seeds.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Games: Ostriv, Back to Bed, EVERSPACE, Hiveswap: Act 1

Openwashing and Microsoft FUD

BlueBorne Vulnerability Is Patched in All Supported Ubuntu Releases, Update Now

Canonical released today new kernel updates for all of its supported Ubuntu Linux releases, patching recently discovered security vulnerabilities, including the infamous BlueBorne that exposes billions of Bluetooth devices. The BlueBorne vulnerability (CVE-2017-1000251) appears to affect all supported Ubuntu versions, including Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus), Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) up to 16.04.3, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) up to 14.04.5, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) up to 12.04.5. Read more

Security: Updates, 2017 Linux Security Summit, Software Updates for Embedded Linux and More

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • The 2017 Linux Security Summit
    The past Thursday and Friday was the 2017 Linux Security Summit, and once again I think it was a great success. A round of thanks to James Morris for leading the effort, the program committee for selecting a solid set of talks (we saw a big increase in submissions this year), the presenters, the attendees, the Linux Foundation, and our sponsor - thank you all! Unfortunately we don't have recordings of the talks, but I've included my notes on each of the presentations below. I've also included links to the slides, but not all of the slides were available at the time of writing; check the LSS 2017 slide archive for updates.
  • Key Considerations for Software Updates for Embedded Linux and IoT
    The Mirai botnet attack that enslaved poorly secured connected embedded devices is yet another tangible example of the importance of security before bringing your embedded devices online. A new strain of Mirai has caused network outages to about a million Deutsche Telekom customers due to poorly secured routers. Many of these embedded devices run a variant of embedded Linux; typically, the distribution size is around 16MB today. Unfortunately, the Linux kernel, although very widely used, is far from immune to critical security vulnerabilities as well. In fact, in a presentation at Linux Security Summit 2016, Kees Cook highlighted two examples of critical security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel: one being present in kernel versions from 2.6.1 all the way to 3.15, the other from 3.4 to 3.14. He also showed that a myriad of high severity vulnerabilities are continuously being found and addressed—more than 30 in his data set.
  • APNIC-sponsored proposal could vastly improve DNS resilience against DDoS