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How Canonical makes money from Ubuntu

Friday 17th of March 2017 09:00:00 PM

CIO.com: No one makes money from open source; you make money ‘around’ open source. Canonical just proved it.

Firefox Goes PulseAudio Only, Leaves ALSA Users With No Sound

Friday 17th of March 2017 08:00:00 PM

OMG Ubuntu: A change they left out of the release notes

Kgif - A Simple Shell Script to Create a Gif File from Active Window

Friday 17th of March 2017 07:00:00 PM

2daygeek: Kgif is a simple shell script which create a Gif file from active window.

Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux

Friday 17th of March 2017 06:00:00 PM

TechDriveIn: Tox is a peer-to-peer instant-messaging and video-calling protocol that offers end-to-end encryption.

No, Evil Hackers Aren't After You

Friday 17th of March 2017 05:00:00 PM

FOSSforce: Humankind has outgrown the need to have monsters hiding under our beds.

How to Change Linux I/O Scheduler

Friday 17th of March 2017 04:00:00 PM

LinuxRoutes: The Linux I/O Scheduler is a process of accessing the block I/O from storage volumes.

Fedora 26 Alpha Delayed by a Week Due to Late Blockers, Could Launch on March 28

Friday 17th of March 2017 03:00:00 PM

This is the second delay the Fedora 26 Alpha release received

Daimler joins Linux's Open Invention Network patent-protection group

Friday 17th of March 2017 02:00:00 PM

ZDnet: Daimler, owner of Mercedes-Benz, has joined the Linux and open-source patent-protection organization.

Beginners Guide To The Bash Terminal

Friday 17th of March 2017 01:00:00 PM

Learn the basics of Linux bash scripting in this easy to follow crash course on bash basics.

P2V: Debian Testing PXE server and Vmware Workstation 11

Friday 17th of March 2017 12:00:00 PM

FreedomPenguin: Turn an old computer into a PXE server with Vmware Workstation 11 with this step by step guide.

Chakra 2017.03 Goedel is out for public

Friday 17th of March 2017 11:00:00 AM

Techpyhlum: Fork of Arch, Chakra GNU/LINUX is now a new name in the Linux distro world.

LibreOffice 5.3 Office Suite Gets First Point Release with 100 Improvements

Friday 17th of March 2017 06:00:00 AM

softpedia: LibreOffice 5.3.1 comes one and a half months after the release of LibreOffice 5.3

How To Improve Laptop Battery Performance In Linux

Friday 17th of March 2017 02:00:00 AM

ostechnix: This tutorial describes how to install and use power management tools called Laptop Mode Tools and Powertop to improve battery performance Linux.

How to Install Invoice Ninja on CentOS 7

Thursday 16th of March 2017 10:00:00 PM

HowToForge: Invoice Ninja is free and open source web-based software for invoicing, payments, time tracking and much more.

PB For Desktop`: Cross-Platform Desktop App For Pushbullet (Supports Android Notification Mirroring On Linux Desktops)

Thursday 16th of March 2017 09:00:00 PM

webupd8: An alternative to KDE Connect is Pushbullet.

ScyllaDB Raises $16M to Advance NoSQL Database Technology

Thursday 16th of March 2017 08:00:00 PM

EnterpriseAppsToday: Company formerly known as Cloudius is making progress in the database application world.

Quick Guide: How to write Bash function

Thursday 16th of March 2017 07:00:00 PM

LinuxRoutes: In almost all programming language we make use of functions which are nothing but the code written as logical blocks for executing repetitive or recurring execution.

NetBSD 7.1 Is Out with Support for Raspberry Pi Zero, Better Linux Compatibility

Thursday 16th of March 2017 06:00:00 PM

softpedia: Prominent features of the NetBSD 7.1 release include support for the Raspberry Pi Zero single-board computer

How to resolve "fatal error: curses.h: No such file or directory"

Thursday 16th of March 2017 05:00:00 PM

kerneltalks: Learn how to get rid of fatal error: curses.h: No such file or directory during utility or third party package installations in Linux.

Canonical extends Ubuntu 12.04 support for paying customer

Thursday 16th of March 2017 04:00:00 PM

ZDnet: Why keep supporting a five-year-old operating system?

More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: Software

  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI 1.2.0 Adds Support For Communities And Team Pages, Basic Hotkeys
    Streamlink Twitch GUI (previously Livestreamer Twitch GUI) is a multi-platform Twitch.tv browser. The application is powered by Node.js, Chromium and Streamlink, though it can still use Livestreamer (which is no longer maintained) too.
  • Code Editor `Brackets` 1.9 Released, Available In PPA
    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
  • Terminix Terminal Emulator Renamed To Tilix, Sees New Bugfix Release
    [Quick update] Terminix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator, has been renamed to Tilix due to some trademark issues.

today's howtos

Games and CodeWeavers/Wine

  • A Snapshot of Linux Gamers, Just One Year Ago
    It’s about time we share the analysis of that Q1 2016 survey (fielding occured in March last year), especially as we are about to launch the Q1 2017 one pretty, pretty soon. That way we will be able to compare how things have changed over the course of 12 months. As usual, the whole disclaimer about online surveys is valid here (data is only as good as your n size, the appropriateness of your sampling, and the quality of the responses, etc…), but assuming it’s not all that bad and all that unreliable, let’s dig in the results. As a reminder, most of the respondents for this survey were recruited through the r/linux and r/linux_gaming subreddits, as well as the readership of BoilingSteam. This is not our first survey, and you can see our previous ones done in the second quarter of 2015, and the following one in the last quarter of 2015.
  • Slime-san Coming To PC, Mac and Linux
    Headup Games and Fabraz proudly announce their upcoming action-platformer Slime-san for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam & Humble Bundle. Console releases will follow soon after. Jump and slime your way through 100 levels in a unique 5-colored, pixelated world and escape from a giant worm’s innards. Get your shopping done in Slumptown, a town full of survivors within the worm. Unlock different play styles, outfits, shaders and even multiplayer mini-games! Slime-san is developed by Fabraz, an independent development studio that also released the critically-acclaimed games Cannon Crasha and Planet Diver. Slime-san was minding his own business, sliming around in a peaceful forest when suddenly…A giant worm appeared and gobbled him up! Now deep within the worm’s belly, Slime-san has to face a decision: Be digested by the incoming wall of stomach acid... Or jump, slide and slime his way through the worm's intestines and back out its mouth!
  • CodeWeavers Announces CrossOver 16.2.0
  • The Wine Revolution is ON!
    As you know Codeweavers (and other WINE contributors) have been working on DX11 support for a while – they were supposed to have DX11 support by the end of 2016, but as with all complex projects, timelines tend to slip and only very DX11 titles could run a few months ago. Since then, there was no major announcement, but it seems that the progress has been very significant in the recent WINE versions (2.3 is already out).

Leftovers: KDE