Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Tuesday, 06 Dec 16 - 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
Blog entry Subsonic Media Streamer 4.6: The Proper Review fieldyweb 14/12/2011 - 11:06pm
Story Ubuntu-related Xmas Gift Ideas srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 10:40pm
Story Plasma Active Two Released srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 10:26pm
Story CentOS vs. Oracle vs. Scientific Linux 6.1 Performance srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 10:24pm
Story Can open source save the planet? srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 10:22pm
Story Fedora 16 KDE review srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 8:26pm
Story Kernel Log: Coming in 3.2 (Part 4) – Infrastructure srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 7:59pm
Story Scribes: A Sturdy Reinvention of the Text Editor srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 6:07pm
Story Debian Project News - December 14th srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 6:01pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 7:13am

Mount an Ext2 or Ext3 partition in Windows

Filed under

There are different ways of sharing files between GNU/Linux and Windows. Mostly we make use of the services of a FAT32 (or FAT16) partition which can be read and written to by both Linux and Windows. The disadvantage of using a FAT partition for sharing files between Windows and GNU/Linux is that you are forced to reserve a part of disk space solely for sharing files.

Some Short Takes:

Filed under

Runners, Take Your Mark

Filed under

There is a fair to middlin' chance that GPL v3 will be announced this weekend at the Free Software Foundation's annual associate member and activist meeting in Cambridge, MA.

ColdFusion 5 on openSuSe 10.2

Filed under

Yesterday evening, a friend of mine asked me if I know how to install ColdFusion 5.0 on a up-to-date openSuse system. After some fiddling around, I indeed found a way to get it running, but let's start from the beginning:

The main problem is: it simply won't run out of the box because of the following facts:

-openSuse comes with a 2.2.x Apache

Feisty Fawn Beta 1 Review Part I

Filed under

I currently use Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft as my primary desktop. As much as I like Ubuntu, it is not without it's faults. Feisty Fawn is the upcoming 2007 release of Ubuntu, and I have high hopes for it and Desktop Linux in general this year. I have even converted one of my dorm mates to Ubuntu when he was impressed with the speed of Linux.

Practical review of PCLinuxOS 2007 beta 2 (using new standards)

Filed under

I felt it was time to give my favourite distro (PCLOS) a more thorough review in the light of my decision to change how I review distros. I felt that something as promising as PCLOS 2007 beta 2 deserved the first slot.

Adobe's Flash developers need to learn from Saudi Arabia

Filed under

The biggest video problem open source developers need to solve isn't with video editing software, but with Internet video delivery, which is currently dominated by Adobe Flash. There are several good reasons why Flash is the most popular method of putting video on the Internet, but Macromedia (since purchased by Adobe) made a horrible decision when it released Flash 8.

Process priority and control on AIX

Filed under

Managing processes is quite straightforward with tools like kill and nice, but what happens when you want to provide even finer management control over your processes?

We read Symantec’s report: Microsoft Windows not listed as ‘most secure OS’

Filed under

Under the headline "Surprise, Microsoft Listed as Most Secure OS,"'s Andy Patrizio writes, "Microsoft is frequently dinged for having insecure products, with security holes and vulnerabilities.

The Death of Windows

Filed under

The Desktop Operating System Wars are over and Microsoft won. Microsoft's Windows, in its various forms, is the most popular computer operating system in the world. It ships on over 70% of all new PCs and is projected to remain the number one OS, though in ever declining numbers, through about 2011.

Wireless Ubuntu on Thinkpad x60s

Filed under

I'm used to doing everything manually when running wireless FreeBSD on older laptops. Running Ubuntu has shielded me from some of the command-line configuration I used to perform on FreeBSD. Linux uses different commands for certain tasks. My new laptop also has a different chipset from my old laptop, so I wanted to see if I could get Kismet working on it.


New Mozilla Add-ons site unveiled

Filed under

After many delays, a false start and much effort, the new Mozilla Add-ons site (code name Remora) has gone live and ready to serve Firefox, Thunderbird, Sunbird and SeaMonkey users.

Report: Open-source e-mail systems biggest threat to Microsoft Exchange

Filed under

For the past couple of years, Microsoft has been fixated on beating IBM Lotus Notes/Domino in the e-mail server market. But according to a Yankee Group report that will be published next month, the real threat to Microsoft Exchange isn't IBM — it's Linux- and open-source-based e-mail servers.

Setting up a Transparent Proxy on Ubuntu Server 6.06 LTS

Filed under

For the past couple of days I’ve been playing with Ubuntu Server and transparent proxying. What fun!

If you, like me work for a business/organisation which offers free wireless internet to the public (or even if you leave your home network open) you would be wise to keep an eye on what visitors are using your internet connection for.

Is Red Hat Acting Like Microsoft?

Filed under

Red Hat is catching flak from the open-source community over a series of cease-and-desist letters the company's lawyers have sent to independent consultants that provide training and consulting for the company's Hibernate platform.

OSS diversifies as it gains acceptance

Filed under

The Indian market for Open Source Software (OSS) is gaining momentum and it seems that this market will soon mature. A lot of organisations are using Open Source solutions even though they may not be running an end to end OSS solution stack.

Fault-tolerant Linux - expanding the choice of operating system for availability

Filed under

f you ask any IT Manager if they would want an operating system that was 'guaranteed' to be available and supporting applications running continuously twenty four hours a day, 365 days a year, then the answer would probably be very simple. However, if you want to measure how much this level of availability is worth to the organisation, then you'll probably get a very different response.

Linux Kernel "tcp_v6_syn_recv_soc()" IPv6 Sockets Local DoS Vulnerability

Filed under

A vulnerability has been identified in Linux Kernel, which could be exploited by local attackers to cause a denial of service.

Novell apologizes for false free software funding claim

Filed under

Novell Inc's head of marketing for Linux and open source has apologized to the Free Software Foundation and the open source community after making misleading statements about the company's financial contribution to the FSF.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Red Hat News

  • Building MySQL DBaaS on OpenStack And Ceph Clouds
    With a properly configured OpenStack deployment and Red Hat Ceph storage backend, DBaaS clients merely go to a self-service interface and request the number and configuration of databases they require. OpenStack dynamically provisions the required storage capacity from the appropriate Ceph storage pool. No more manual placement of these database instances on MySQL clusters of various shapes and sizes. This manual exercise was a bit like playing the old Tetris game, trying to fit new database instances into fixed-sized clusters, followed by moving or rearranging them to new clusters when they outgrew available capacity.
  • Now available: The Open Organization Leaders Manual
    Available now, The Open Organization Leaders Manual is a community-produced companion to Jim Whitehurst's The Open Organization. With contributions from more than 15 authors, it explores new attitudes and practices leaders should adopt when leveraging the power of transparecy, meritocracy, inclusivity, sharing, and collaboration to build the workplaces of the future.
  • Red Hat Inc (RHT) Stake Maintained by Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A.
  • National Pension Service Purchases 12,387 Shares of Red Hat Inc (RHT)

7 cool little open source projects that stood out in 2016

In the early days of the open source movement, a lot of the attention was on operating systems, and later on large content management systems. These days, containers are mentioned regularly even in mainstream news outlets. The big tech stories are great, but they miss the other great activity in the niches of the open source space. I've rounded up seven interesting lesser-known projects from the past year. You can see more articles about projects like this in my Nooks and Crannies column. Read more

RaspArch, the Arch Linux Remix for Raspberry Pi 3 SBCs, Now Shipping with Yaourt

After announcing the release of a new version of his Ubuntu-based ExTiX Linux operating system for Intel Compute Stick devices, Arne Exton has announced today the availability of RaspArch Build 161205. RaspArch is a remix of Arch Linux ARM for Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 2 single-board computers, and the latest release is shipping with the long-term supported Linux 4.4.35 kernel and the latest package versions released upstream as of December 5, 2016. "When you have installed RaspArch to your Micro SD Card you can use the system like any other Arch Linux system, i.e. install new programs, etc," said Arne Exton in the release announcement. "Arch motto is KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). RaspArch uses kernel 4.4.35-1-ARCH and the LXDE Desktop environment." Read more

Gentoo-Based Porteus Kiosk 4.2 Released with Linux Kernel 4.4.36, Firefox 45.5.1

Porteus Solutions, through Tomasz Jokiel, announced today the release and immediate availability of Porteus Kiosk 4.2.0, the latest stable version of the free and open source Gentoo-based kiosk operating system for web terminals. Powered by the latest long-term supported Linux 4.4.36 kernel, Porteus Kiosk 4.2.0 ships with some of the latest and greatest GNU/Linux technologies and Open Source software projects, including the recently released X.Org Server 1.18.4 display server, as well as the Mozilla Firefox 45.5.1 ESR and Google Chrome 54.0.2840.100 web browsers. Read more