Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Wednesday, 13 Dec 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

KDE 3.5 Alpha 1 Finally on FTP

Filed under
KDE

To begin the KDE 3.5 release cycle, I uploaded KDE 3.5 Alpha 1 to the FTP servers. We're facing some trouble that is typical for an Alpha release, but it also brings some nice KDE 3.5 features to your desktop.

Customizing FVWM

Filed under
HowTos

FVWM, the F Virtual Windows Manager, is a window manager for computers running the X Window System. FVWM is light and fast, and you can customize it to meet your needs, and apply these customizations throughout your organization.

Jury Deliberates in Computer Theft Trial

Filed under
Security

A federal jury began deliberations Wednesday in the trial of an accused computer data thief in one of the largest federal computer theft cases.

Solar system's first triple asteroid system found

Filed under
Sci/Tech

The solar system's first triple asteroid system has been found, boosting predictions that such systems result from collisions between asteroids.

Open source makes strides in federal arena

Filed under
OSS

A growing number of federal IT managers at U.S. civilian and defense agencies are choosing open-source Linux over proprietary Unix operating systems, according to a new survey from Larstan Business Reports.

Exclusive FPS First-Looks at QuakeCon

Filed under
Gaming

As well as showing the new QUAKE featuers, QuakeCon 2005 will also be the first to show DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil for the Xbox.

M$ Initially Released Corrupted IE Patch

Filed under
Microsoft

The glitch is an embarrassment for Microsoft. "I've never seen an update corrupted like this." This is exactly what it would look like if someone had compromised the patches.

Open source patent library launched

Filed under
OSS

The OSDL is to collate information on patents that have been donated to the open source community, but not everyone thinks it will be useful.

Mobile Spam: The Next Battleground?

Filed under
Security

At least one U.S. market survey suggests that unwanted mobile spam continues to afflict at least some handset owners, with as many as 10 percent of all U.S.-based mobile-phone subscribers having already received and been annoyed by SMS spam.

Steering Linux through litigious waters

Filed under
Linux

Linux is on the move -- and under attack.

Linux developers need to be wary of lawsuits, advocates warned, as well as the tactics of large software companies whose livelihood may be threatened by the growth of the upstart operating system.

The Lizard Blizzard Begins

Filed under
Reviews
SUSE
-s

It was less than a week ago when Novell announced it would open up a version of its Suse Linux operating system to users and developers and planned on unveiling it at LinuxWorld this week. In its efforts to make SUSE Linux available for anyone anywhere, Beta 1 of version 10.0 was released August 9 as reported by DistroWatch. 4-disk sets are available on several mirrors around the globe. Tuxmachines isn't waiting for final, or even a release candidate. No, we are going to install and test out this Beta 1.

Linux Goes Mainstream

Filed under
Linux

When Oracle's buttoned-down president Charles Phillips gives the opening keynote address and there's not a silly penguin costume in sight, you know the grownups are in charge at this year's LinuxWorld.

M$ lures Linux World attendees with pizzas

Filed under
Microsoft

Microsoft enticed me away from LinuxWorld with an offer of "free pizza" for lunch. I figured I'd be around for a couple more days of Linux, so I went for the free pizza.

Novell offers Windows to Linux migration

Filed under
Software

In a bid to entice enterprises to transfer core workgroup services from Windows or NetWare over to Linux, Novell today unveiled an enhanced version of its Open Enterprise Server which features improved migration functionality.

Gentoo releases Live CD

Filed under
Gentoo

Gentoo developers released a version of the Linux distribution that can be run directly from a CD on Tuesday, so that people can try the OS without installing it.

M$ moves goalposts in Google battle

Filed under
Legal

In a likely effort to remove local bias in favor of Google, Microsoft is attempting to shift Google's countersuit in the Kai-Fu Lee case from a California court to federal court.

Linux-head runs Doom on iPod

Filed under
Gaming

Tech-savvy Linux users are hacking colour-screened versions of the device to explore another kind of Doom - this time from ID Software. Hard-working iPod Linux developer 'Kyle' has reworked Doom so that it will play on the device.

The Hidden Costs of Dual-Core Processors

Filed under
Hardware

Enterprise managers are wondering whether there are any potential hidden costs involving the use of dual-core processors. In particular, questions have emerged about power consumption, heat dissipation and software licensing, for example.

Doctors perform surgery over the web

Filed under
Sci/Tech

Scientists in Australia have used internet links to successfully perform microsurgery on cells located thousands of miles away in a southern California laboratory.

Students Charged With Computer Trespass

Filed under
Legal

They're being called the Kutztown 13 - a group of high schoolers charged with felonies for bypassing security with school-issued laptops, downloading forbidden Internet goodies and using monitoring software to spy on district administrators.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Android Leftovers

Debian 9 Complete Screenshot Tour

The world’s most stable upstream Linux distro has just announced a point upgrade on its latest Debian 9 Stretch release. The latest version is 9.3, it comes with many corrections and improvements on the security front as well as some adjustments to cater for some other serious issues. The point release is not a new version of Debian 9 but only updates are added, so users do not need to throw away the old installation media as users can easily upgrade to an up-to-date system using an updated mirror. Read
more

6 open source home automation tools

The Internet of Things isn't just a buzzword, it's a reality that's expanded rapidly since we last published a review article on home automation tools in 2016. In 2017, 26.5% of U.S. households already had some type of smart home technology in use; within five years that percentage is expected to double. With an ever-expanding number of devices available to help you automate, protect, and monitor your home, it has never been easier nor more tempting to try your hand at home automation. Whether you're looking to control your HVAC system remotely, integrate a home theater, protect your home from theft, fire, or other threats, reduce your energy usage, or just control a few lights, there are countless devices available at your disposal. Read more

Debian-Based Q4OS Linux Distro to Get a New Look with Debonaire Desktop Theme

Q4OS is a small GNU/Linux distribution based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux operating system and built around the Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE). It's explicitly designed to make the Microsoft Windows to Linux transition accessible and more straightforward as possible for anyone. Dubbed Debonaire, the new desktop theme uses dark-ish elements for the window titlebar and panel. Somehow it resembles the look and feels of the acclaimed Arc GTK+ theme, and it makes the Q4OS operating system more modern than the standard look offered by the Trinity Desktop Environment. Read more