Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Wednesday, 21 Mar 18 - 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 CentOS Rolls Along as openSUSE 12.3 Nears EOL Roy Schestowitz 06/12/2014 - 7:51am
Story ​Lollipop 5.01 review: The Android release we've been waiting for Roy Schestowitz 06/12/2014 - 7:49am
Story 10 of the best Android apps from November 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 05/12/2014 - 11:38pm
Story openSUSE 12.3 Is Approaching End of Life Fast Rianne Schestowitz 05/12/2014 - 11:21pm
Story Open Source License, Product or Community? Roy Schestowitz 05/12/2014 - 11:20pm
Story Major AMD Catalyst Linux Update Expected Next Week Rianne Schestowitz 05/12/2014 - 11:17pm
Story Engaging with Open Source Brings Competitive Advantage Rianne Schestowitz 05/12/2014 - 11:08pm
Story Open Source: Linux Operating System Introduced in 1991 Roy Schestowitz 05/12/2014 - 11:01pm
Story Linux Foundation names Portland's Steve Westmoreland as CIO Roy Schestowitz 05/12/2014 - 10:42pm
Story Makulu Linux 6.0 KDE: Guaranteed to make you smile Roy Schestowitz 05/12/2014 - 10:41pm

GIMP 2.6 released, one step closer to taking on Photoshop

Filed under
GIMP A new release of the venerable GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is now available for download. Version 2.6 offers a variety of new features, user interface improvements, and is also the first release to include support for the Generic Graphics Library (GEGL), a powerful, graph-based image editing framework.

Confession: I switched to Ubuntu

Filed under
Ubuntu I’ve been a Red Hat Linux user for years. As soon as my chosen hardware arrived–a Dell Optiplex 755–I popped in the Fedora 9 DVD, and installed the OS. It happened that at the time, one of my colleagues’ laptops needed to boot to a usable OS. Rather than create a Fedora 9 boot disk, he went with Ubuntu, and reported ATI drivers which worked out-of-the-box.

IE and Firefox down, Safari & Chrome gaining ground

Filed under
Software The browser debate continues, as a shift in market share for all the “big guys” continues to hold strong. While Internet Explorer still accounts for over 70% of worldwide browser usage, its market share continues to take a nose dive now that steady competition from the likes of Safari and Chrome are looming.

Evaluating the performance of ext3 using write barriers and write caching

Filed under
Linux The ext3 filesystem supports write barriers which are designed to allow a filesystem to take advantage of a disk’s write cache without fear of compromising the ingetrity of the filesystem on a power failure or kernel panic. I’ve seen reports that ext3 write barriers have a significant impact on performance.

A new way of sleeping in the Linux kernel

Filed under

The new TASK_KILLABLE feature is generally an improvement over the existing options—after all, it is another way to keep from getting stuck with dead processes.

Lancelot Not to be the default KDE menu

Filed under
Software I have seen the proposals to replace the default Kickoff menu with Lancelot on a quite a few places now, the latest triggered me to write my stance on the subject.

Also: KDE 4's artwork is really a giant leap forward on all fronts

Linux is Making Me Fat and Lazy

Filed under

blog.linuxtoday: Because of Linux I hardly have to lift a finger anymore, and because of it my health is suffering. I rarely hop up and down in a fit of temper, I don't have to drive to the store to buy software, and I don't get the aerobic benefits of spending hours on the phone with tech support, breathing hard and accelerating my heartbeat.

Who writes Linux: Corporate America

Filed under
Linux I'm not sure why the silly notion that "Only .10068% of Linux kernel developers are paid" keeps circulating, but it does. So, let me just say, once and for all, Linux is written, for the most part, by paid software engineers and programmers from major American corporations.

Six Reasons Why Linux Is Right for Small Business

Filed under
Linux It seems that every year is supposed to be "the year" for Linux, but nobody ever manages to define what "the year" really means. You can find statistics on Linux adoption from a variety of research firms but all seem skewed to represent whatever agenda that firm is pushing-whether that is Linux adoption rising, falling, or stagnating.

10 must-have Linux office applications

Filed under
Software Does Linux have what it takes to meet the needs of the corporate desktop? Jack Wallen thinks so. Here’s his list of office apps that can handle everything from word processing to project management to data backups.

Opera 9.6 RC 1

Filed under
Software We now have an RC so please look out for any regressions since 9.52. Changes include Fixed error pages when entering unknown protocol, Fixed an issue where custom search engines would not get a favicon, and Fixed an issue where text with specified size suddenly disappears on Qt4 builds.

Distro Review: OpenSUSE 11

Filed under
SUSE I left openSUSE 3 years ago, and for good reason, it sucked. It was buggy, bloated, slow, and horribly unfriendly to use. So let's skip ahead 3 years to the present, openSUSE 11.0 is out and I'm ready to forgive past mistakes and give them another shot.

The Purpose of the Fifth Amendment to the Bill of Rights

Filed under
Legal I'm thinking that we need a few fun classes on the Bill of Rights to the US Constitution. No. Really. If you'll try to pay attention, I'll try to make it enjoyable.

The need to know: Documentation in Linux

Filed under
Linux Documenting the development of open source software is key to keeping it easy to use, but some disagree on its necessity. More often than not, documentation is an afterthought, and is what happens when the interesting bits of a software project are over and done.

What Are My Favorite Linux & OSS Websites?

Filed under
Web A couple of weeks ago I made a deal with Susan Linton of Lisa and I will write a two part article on why we're using Linux and why we've chosen the distros we use in return for having Susan write the Linux section of our ezine for one (possibly two) issues.

5 Best Free/Open-source Turn-based Strategy Games for Linux

Filed under
Gaming After recommending those excellent real-time strategy (RTS) games for Linux, let's move on to this other type of strategic gaming referred to as turn-based.

Ubuntu Lunacy

Filed under
Ubuntu We’re all pretty familiar with the how popular Ubuntu has become since it first started, but believe it or not there are actually still some people out there who choose to instead bash it because their distro flat out sucks. I’m not going to go into any of the names of the distro’s.

Elive The Age Of Enlightenment

Filed under
Linux ELIVE is a live Linux CD showcasing the Enlightenment window manager/desktop shell. The Belgian project's slogan, "Where Debian Meets Enlightenment", provides us with an early hint that here is a Linux distribution built on very strong, very deep foundations.

GIMP 2.6.0 Released

Filed under
GIMP The GIMP developers are proud to release GIMP 2.6.0 today. GIMP 2.6 is an important release from a development point of view. It features changes to the user interface addressing some often received complaints, and a tentative integration of GEGL, the graph based image processing library that will eventually bring high bit-depth and non-destructive editing to GIMP.

few howtos:

Filed under
  • Vim Tips

  • Linux RAR/7z/ZIP Cracking
  • FreeBSD: Load Kernel Module at Runtime
  • Simplify system security with the Uncomplicated Firewall
  • Patch me gently
  • Get things rolling with GUI
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Persistent Install To USB Stick
  • HOWTO : Home made NAS server with Ubuntu 8.04.1 – Part VII
  • Gnome system wide shortcut keys
  • Getting a Hand With Bash
  • managing mysql binary logs
  • Adding a new hard disk to Linux, and why the Linux filesystem trounces Windows' butt
Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

OSS, Openwashing and FUD

Open Data (OD) for Research of Shootings

Security Leftovers

  • 7 Questions to Ask About Your DevSecOps Program
  • Developers Are Ethical But Not Responsible?
    Ask a person if he or she is a racist and the answer is almost always no. Ask a developer if they consider ethical considerations when writing code and only six percent say no. If everyone acted the way they self-report, then there would be peace and love throughout the world. Based on over a hundred thousand respondents, StackOverflow’s Developer Survey 2018 presents a more complicated reality. If they were asked to write code for an unethical purpose, 59 percent would say no, but another 37 percent of developers were non-committal about whether they would comply. In another question, only about 5 percent said they definitely not report unethical problems with code. But sounding the alarm is about as far as most people will go.
  • Cloud Security: 10 Top Tips
  • Group Policy Objects (GPOs) for Linux®

GitHub’s tool reduces open source software license violations

GitHub has open-sourced its Licensed tool, a Ruby gem that caches and verifies the status of license dependencies in Git repos. Licensed has helped GitHub engineers who use open source software find potential problems with license dependencies early in the development cycle. The tool reports any dependencies needing review. Read more