Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Monday, 25 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 Adobe's Open Source Tightrope Walk Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2014 - 12:47pm
Story Safety you can bank on: Chromebook, Linux, phone Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2014 - 12:43pm
Story KDE 4.1.3 Released, Orphan Linux, and Mint Tips Rianne Schestowitz 2 20/04/2014 - 7:29am
Story Linux 3.15 Lands Some DRM Graphics Driver Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 20/04/2014 - 6:59am
Story AMD Is Disabling DPM Support For RV770 GPUs Rianne Schestowitz 20/04/2014 - 6:49am
Story Create Vector Graphics with Open Source Software Rianne Schestowitz 20/04/2014 - 6:37am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2014 - 11:19pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2014 - 11:18pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2014 - 11:16pm
Story Leveraging Cloud, Open Source To Aid Embattled IT Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2014 - 11:13pm

For Your Business: GNOME or KDE?

Filed under
Software

matt hartley: I am writing this piece in hopes of sharing what each desktop offering has to provide and which of these options makes the most sense for your business.

Firefox 3 Beta 2 now available for download

Filed under
Moz/FF

developer.mozilla.org: Firefox 3 Beta 2 is now available for download. This is the tenth developer milestone focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 3.

Dell Adds Ubuntu 7.10 and Built-In DVD playback

Filed under
Ubuntu

direct2dell.com: Today, we're adding Ubuntu 7.10 (a.k.a Gutsy Gibbon) to the Dell Consumer Linux line-up for customers in the United States. It will also be available on the Inspiron 530 in England, France, and Germany later this week.

GNOME, OOXML, and Half-Truths Colliding in the Night

Filed under
OSS

Bruce Byfield: The average user probably hasn't even heard of Open Document Format (ODF) or Microsoft Office Open XML (OOXML). With both formats candidates for being the ISO standard that becomes the norm for interoperability between office suites, emotions were already running high. However, this issue has been sidetracked by a debate about whether the GNOME Foundation has betrayed or assisted the community by being involved with the development of OOXML at all.

Cooking with Linux - Still Searching for the Ultimate Linux Distro?

Filed under
Linux

Marcel Gagné: What distribution are you loading up today, François? Are you having trouble finding something you like? You like them all but you just can't choose, eh? Well, mon ami.

Open Source Challenge part 10: The verdict.

Filed under
Linux

apcmag.com: Ten parts ago we embarked on this journey to see just how well Linux, and specifically Ubuntu, would handle being the sole operating system on my system and if it would handle everything I needed to do from work to play, day to day.

Traffic Officer Says He Saw No Blood on Reiser's Car Seat

Filed under
Reiser

wired: A police officer testified in the Hans Reiser murder trial Tuesday he pulled over the defendant for a traffic violation nine days after the Linux programmer's wife went missing and noticed no signs the vehicle was used to dispose of a body.

Perl 5.10 for Perl's 20th birthday

Filed under
Software

oreillynet.com: Perl 1 was released to the public by Larry Wall 20 years ago today. To celebrate, Perl5Porters have released Perl5.10, the latest stable version of Perl 5. Happy Birthday Perl!

National Boards to Vote NO for OOXML at ISO

Filed under
OSS

fanaticattack.com: There will be a BRM (Ballot resolution meeting) in Geneva on 25-29 February 2008 to answer the comments by National Standard Boards on OOXML and to resolve issues.

Linux Networking Cookbook: Tasty Linux recipes

Filed under
Reviews

linux-watch: Even before I picked up Unix, I worked on networks. While networking has gotten simpler, it's almost all TCP/IP now instead of Arcnet, Token-Ring and a half dozen dusty wiring and protocol schemes. The services that use networking have gotten ever more powerful and more complicated. That's why a book like Carla Schroder's Linux Networking Cookbook is so valuable.

Ubuntu 7.10: A warm and fuzzy Linux or a slightly less geeky upgrade for early adopters?

Filed under
Ubuntu

laptopmag.com: If you’ve been curious about Linux but fearful of installing the open-source OS on a laptop, then Ubuntu 7.10 will eliminate all excuses. This graphical and very friendly version of the OS is free, looks and plays very much like Mac/Windows, and runs a surprisingly vast array of programs from the open-source community.

some howtos:

Filed under
HowTos
  • Creating Snort Rules with EnGarde

  • Split and Merge PDF Documents with pdfsam
  • HowTo: KDocker/AllTray - System Tray Docking (Fedora)
  • Mobile phone management under Linux
  • How to turn your spreadsheet into a database for mail merges in OpenOffice
  • How To Install KDE 4 RC 2 in Ubuntu
  • using a guardian to ensure your lamp site is always up
  • Installing Video Driver and Compiz for ATi Radeon Xpress 1100 on Ubuntu 7.10 and Fedora 8

Why Ubuntu succeeds: Shuttleworth isn't an uber-geek

Filed under
Ubuntu

Matt Asay: I really liked this InformationWeek article with Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu. I liked it in part because I think Mark is an exceptional person. But I also liked it for its insight into why Ubuntu has done so well.

Desktop Linux most popular topic of 2007

Filed under
Linux

Dana Blankenhorn: Desktop Linux became the most popular topic in open source during 2007, as evidenced by the our August post asking if Ubuntu had clinched the desktop Linux market.

Also: For 2008 expect more Linux applications

UT3 Linux server now available

Filed under
Gaming

linuxhardware.org: The Linux server is now available for download. It is built from the 1.1 patch, and is network compatible with all retail UT3 clients.

Thankfully Windows Comes Pre-Installed

Filed under
Microsoft

linuxjournal.com: Let's imagine for a moment that the world was slightly different and Windows did not come pre-installed on most computers. You get your shiny new computer and since you don't know nuttin about this Linux stuff you go and buy a copy of Windows XP (to upgrade to an older more familiar experience).

Advanced Web Statistics -- Distrowatch

abhay-techzone.blogspot: For the month of December 2007, the web statistics of Distrowatch show an interesting pattern.

Another Step in Connecting the Worlds of Users And Developers

Filed under
SUSE

opensuse news: Andreas Bauer added lately the next functionality in this context. All search results in the End User interface do offer now a link to the packager web interface from now on.

Fedora 8 Review

Filed under
Linux

sontek.net: In response to Herlo’s reviews of openSUSE here and here , I thought I’d give Fedora 8 a shot and give an openSUSE user’s perspective.

Also: Fedora more successful, developer-wise, than Ubuntu

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Devices: BeagleBoard, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), internet of things (IoT), and eCosPro

  • New PocketBeagle Open Source Developer Board Unveiled (video)
    Anyone looking for a tiny development board may be interested in the new hardware unveiled by BeagleBoard the form of their open source PocketBeagle which is now available to purchase priced at just $25. The Raspberry Pi Zero sized PocketBeagle can be used in robotic applications, drones and 3D printers and is based on the Octavo Systems OSD3358 system-in-package (SiP), the same SiP that powers the credit card-sized BeagleBone Black Wireless, but is half the size.
  • Driving Manufacturing Productivity through the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
    Samsung is a major manufacturer of electronic components for clients such as Apple, Sony, HTC, and Nokia. It is also the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile devices and happens to be the world’s largest memory chip manufacturer. In July 2017, Samsung Electronics overtook Intel as the largest semiconductor chip maker in the world.
  • What is edge computing and how it’s changing the network
    Edge computing allows data produced by internet of things (IoT) devices to be processed closer to where it is created instead of sending it across long routes to data centers or clouds. Doing this computing closer to the edge of the network lets organizations analyze important data in near real-time – a need of organizations across many industries, including manufacturing, health care, telecommunications and finance.
  • eCosCentric Limited's eCosPro
    The developer of eCos, eCosCentric Limited, recently announced the latest 4.1 release of eCosPro, the stable, fully tested and supported version of the operating system and RedBoot bootstrap firmware. The new 4.1 release of the eCosPro Developer's Kit includes the latest Eclipse Neon IDE, provides improvements to the eCosPro Eclipse plugin and development tools and integrates a variety of runtime enhancements.

OSS and Sharing Leftovers

  • American International University, West Africa Extends Curriculum as Open Source Initiative Member
    The Open Source Initiative® (OSI), the global non-profit formed to educate about, and advocate for, the benefits of open source software and build bridges among different constituencies in the open source community, announced today that The American International University, West Africa's (AIUWA) has joined the organization as an Affiliate Member. AIUWA is a unique educational instituion of higher education, combining degree-seeking programs, along with professional development and certification. The program's mandatory academic and professional courses enable students to graduate with both academic credentials and professional qualifications. AIUWA also serves as a center for health, management, and information technology research and development in Africa.
  • Adding More Policy Firepower to the Mozilla Network
    In June, Mozilla launched a new fellowship that brings together policy experts from around the world to advance crucial tech policy efforts. Today, we are excited to announce the appointment of seven advisors to help steer this fellowship into the future. We are also announcing one new fellow, bringing the cohort to 11 fellows from four countries who are already up to great work. Over the past three months, Mozilla’s Tech Policy Fellows have been digging into their projects to keep the Internet open and freely accessible to all. With most fellows joining directly out of government service, they’re continuing to move forward some of the urgent policy efforts they had been leading, and working to avoid any backsliding that might come with government transitions. The fellows’ work is focused on protecting net neutrality, advancing policies around artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, promoting affordable broadband service for vulnerable communities, and more. Amba Kak is our most recent addition, starting this month to work on promoting net neutrality in India. To advance this work, the fellows are meeting with policymakers inside and outside of government; they’re keynoting major events and giving press interviews about the importance of these topics; and in the coming weeks, they’ll share more about their work with the Mozilla network on our network blog.
  • MongoDB’s Mongo Moment [Ed: Ridiculous. The "journalist" writing about MongoDB here has received many paychecks from the company.]
  • OpenSSH 7.6 Is Ready For Testing & Finishes Gutting SSHv1
    OpenSSH 7.6 will be hitting the streets soon.
  • New FreeBSD Committer
    So in a sense I have been part-time part of the FreeBSD Community for nearly 15 years as well. FreeBSD has reached Tier-1 status within KDE now, with the KDE FreeBSD CI, which much stronger upstreaming happening, and with Tobias and Raphael following new releases pretty closely. I’ve been pushing and prodding at our ports tree a lot, and chasing CMake releases (and reporting bugs), and trying to get some KDE KF5-based applications into the official ports tree. So I’m happy to now receive a FreeBSD ports commit bit, with Tobias and Raphael acting as mentors. I won’t pretend this will immediately lead to Qt 5.9 and KDE Applications 17.latest in the official FreeBSD ports tree, but it increases the (direct) effort we can expend on it.
  • Free the Seed: An Open Source Approach to Food Crop Seed
    We Americans value the freedom to do what we want with our property. These days, our freedom of action in regard to what we own is increasingly being eroded and constrained by the expansion of corporate power and the evolving legal dimensions of ownership. Nowhere has this tendency to limit freedom to operate come into sharper focus than in farming. A farmer may buy a John Deere tractor, but ownership of the copyrighted software—without which the tractor cannot run and cannot be repaired—is retained by the company. According to Deere, the farmer has “an implied lease” to operate the tractor but is prohibited from making any repair or change involving use of the copyrighted code.
  • Synthace raises a £7.3m Series A to bring open source to biotech
    Synthace, a UK startup using open source technology to make process in biotechnology move faster, has raises a £7.3m Series A round. New investors White Cloud Capital, Amadeus Capital Partners and Eleven Two Capital participated alongside existing investors that included Sofinnova Partners, SOSV and Bioeconomy Capital. The Company’s Antha operating system replaces processes which are currently done, almost, by hand. CEO Tim Fell says the company came out of the desire to better engineer biology: “Our need to heal, feed, fuel and manufacture for a growing population can be met by unlocking the near infinite power of biology but only by bringing software abstraction and more automation to biological R&D and manufacturing, and by enabling biologists to build atop their collective work. That is what the Antha platform does.”
  • Runway to Open Source Machine Learning Research
  • Accelerate Application Modernization with Node.js
    Node.js is much more than an application platform. In a 2016 Forrester report, the research firm talked with several Node.js users and developers to better understand the growth of Node within global enterprises across all a range of industries.
  • GitLab v10 Integrates with Kubernetes
    It’s been six months and two million downloads since GitLab released version 9.0 of its developer-centric integrated application development platform. The company kept busy in the time since, polling nearly 1,000 users at client companies like VMWare, Sony and Ticketmaster to find out what capabilities their developers needed to power up the most enterprise-worthy GitLab release yet.

Hyperledger’s Brian Behlendorf and More Blockchain

Openwashing and Facebook's Oddball Licence