Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Saturday, 22 Oct 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

Time to lap up Linux

Filed under

In the 1980s, a running joke among PC specialists was: "This year will be the tenth consecutive Year of the Network". Indeed, PC LANs took a decade to become established, despite strong pressure from manufacturers selling the obvious advantages.

Linux Gazette May 2007 (#138) Ready

Filed under

This month's issue of Linux Gazette is online and ready to enjoy. This month's topics are:

* Mailbag
* Talkback
* 2-Cent Tips
* News Bytes
* A Quick Introduction to R
* Debian on a Slug: Or how a Slug made friends with a GNU and a Penguin
* Linux Appliance Design (Book Review)
* Ubuntu Linux Bible (Book Review)
* HelpDex
* Ecol

From 0 to Ubuntu 7.04 In No Time Flat

Filed under

Some time ago I wrote about some recent adventures of mine in loading Ubuntu Linux on an old laptop I had laying around. That was fun, and educational too.

Linutop: Tiny Linux Computer On Sale

Filed under

Get ready for a bonkers-ly small Linux machine, called Linutop, as it comes on sale.

For us the cool features of the Linutop are its silent operation, small size (9.3 x 2.7 x 15 cm) and low energy consumption - less than 6 watts.

Firefox users urge Dell to preinstall the browser

Filed under

Firefox users are drawing on Dell's user-driven IdeaStorm site to push the computer maker to preinstall the open-source browser.

With Dell's announcement Tuesday that it will offer Ubuntu Linux on some systems, the petition to put Firefox on new PCs has climbed to second place on IdeaStorm, behind a call to offer, a free application suite.

What's what with openSUSE, ZENworks, YaST

Filed under

In late April, SUSE Project Manager Andreas Jaeger announced on the openSUSE list that "Beginning with the next alpha release of openSUSE 10.3, alpha 4, ZENworks will be gone. Instead, openSUSE "will use the native tools only -- Zypper, openSUSE-updater, and YaST."

Linux: New FireWire Stack Update

Filed under

Kristian Høgsberg posted an update on the effort to rewrite the Linux kernel FireWire stack explaining, "as you may know, we've been working on a new FireWire stack over on linux1394-devel. The main driver behind this work is to get a small, maintainable and supportable FireWire stack, with an acceptable backwards compatibility story."

Novell’s take on the Dell preload of Ubuntu

Filed under

Yesterday, Dell said that it will start preloading Ubuntu Linux onto three Dell PCs targeted at the technical consumer market. As proponents of open source and Linux, Novell is happy to see Linux being preloaded onto any desktop machine. This announcement is just one more proof point in the continued growth of Linux. We view Dell’s move as a positive step forward for the Linux market.

KDE 4: Which games are moving…or not

Filed under

Yesterday, we did the kdegames review. We succeeded in having a common point of view about which games should be keep and move, how hard it can be. Here the results:

Improved KDE3 games kept for KDE4.0:

- knetwalk
- kgoldrunner
- kolf
- katomic
- konquest
- kpat
- kspaceduel
- lskat
- kbattleship
- kblackbox
- klines
- kreversi
- kbounce
- kmahjongg
- ksame

Organizing Kmenu with the KDE Menu Editor

Filed under

One of the pleasant problems with Linux Distros is the huge number of applications available. For Ubuntu Ultimate Edition (and others) there can be so many applications in a Kmenu section that it covers the entire desktop like this:

Drupal 6: status update

Filed under

It's been a while since we provided a status update. And because not all of you are subscribed to the development mailing list or keep track of the issue queue, I figured a quick status update would be in order. Here is a list of some of the key features that already made it into the development version of Drupal and that will be part of the final Drupal 6 release:

Dell and Ubuntu - The most Logical Decision?

Filed under

Most people by now have heard that Dell will be preinstalling Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04 on a few laptops and desktops. This is fantastic opportunity for Linux...a landmark opportunity. I know that this was done in response to the large popularity of Ubuntu and it’s solid performance and I’m happy that it was chosen over Suse or Fedora.

The Text Editors of KDE

Filed under

One of the more overlooked, but very useful features of KDE is its text editors. In a full standard install of KDE there are 3 of them. Kate, Kedit, and Kwrite. Each has its advantages, disadvantages, and general uses. Let's look at each of these and what each one offers the end user in terms of features, usability, and functionality.

The evolution of a giant

Filed under

Microsoft is showing signs that it is willing to evolve but it needs to do much more to survive in the networked age, argues Bill Thompson.

The long-delayed launch of Windows Vista and the associated Office 2007 seems to have been a success, at least financially.

pclinuxos passes ubuntu

Filed under

In the midst of the Ubuntu/Dell hype, PCLinuxOS has passed Ubuntu in hits per day on Distro Watch.

The rise in PCLinuxOS's popularity could be due to the Windows-like look and feel, or the recent final test release of PCLinuxOS 2007.

Progeny Linux ceases operation

Filed under

Progeny, a Linux-based company founded by Debian originator Ian Murdock, shut its doors on April 20. Progeny's Web site now carries nothing but a notice saying the company is no longer in operation.

KDE 4.0 Live April Snapshot Screenshots

Filed under

From a KDE SNV trunk snapshot on 04-18-07, we have a few KDE 4.0 screenshots to pass along today. Mind you that KDE 4.0 will not be released until later this year, but if you are interested in seeing how this desktop environment is shaping up, you can see for yourself today.

Tux500 - More than just a sign and a tin cup

Filed under

The word has made it's way around lately that the Linux Community is attempting to sponsor a car in this year's Indy 500 race. To this point, we have been asking for your donations to make this a reality. Thanks to a caring segment of the Linux community, and specifically to an Australian Ubuntu user, we have broken the Ten Thousand Dollar mark.

Bless your hearts.

ODF/OOXML technical white paper

Filed under

I was asked by the UK Action Group of the Open Document Format Alliance to write a white paper on the technical differences between ODF and OOXML. After much agonizing, correcting, having others correct my mistakes, suggestions, changes and drafts I still have got something that may be alright to be previewed by all.

Review: Moneydance 2007

Filed under

Linux users have a multitude of choices for personal finance applications, including GnuCash, KMyMoney, Kapital, and others, not to mention being able to run Quicken under WINE. One good alternative that runs on multiple operating systems and manages finances with ease is Moneydance.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Plasma 5.8.2, Applications 16.08.2 and Frameworks 5.27.0 available in Chakra

The latest updates for KDE's Plasma, Applications and Frameworks series are now available to all Chakra users. The Plasma 5.8.2 release provides additional bugfixes to the many new features and changes that were introduced in 5.8.0 aimed at enhancing users' experience: Read more

Yocto driven camera design taps octa-core Snapdragon

Qualcomm and Thundercomm unveiled a Linux-supported, 4K camera reference design with an octa-core Snapdragon 625 and video analytics software. Qualcomm and hardware partner Thundercomm Technology announced an IP Connected Camera reference design called the Snapdragon 625 IP Camera built around its 14nm-fabricated, octa-core Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 625 system-on-chip. This is Qualcomm’s first Connected Camera design to support Linux instead of Android. Read more

Renesas spins 3rd Gen automotive starter kits, adds new M3 SoC

Renesas has launched two Linux-ready R-Car starter kits optimized for AGL and GENIVI: an R-Car H3 based “Premier” and a “Pro” with a lower-end M3 SoC. Later this month, Renesas will begin selling two third-generation starter kits for its 64-bit ARM-based R-Car automotive SoCs. The kits are designed for ADAS, infotainment, reconfigurable digital clusters, and integrated digital cockpits. The two kits are optimized for open source Linux standards like Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) and GENIVI, but they also support QNX. Earlier R-Car automotive starter kits include last year’s R-Car H2 ADAS Starter Kit, based on its earlier H2 automotive SoC. Read more

Lumina Desktop 1.1 Released

The BSD-focused, Qt-powered Lumina Desktop Environment is out with its version 1.1 update. The developers behind the Lumina Desktop Environment consider it a "significant update" with both new and reworked utilities, infrastructure improvements, and other enhancements. Lumina 1.1 adds a pure Qt5 calculator, text editor improvements, the file manager has been completely overhauled, system application list management is much improved, and there is a range of other improvements. Read more