Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Friday, 28 Apr 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

Reviewed: Fedora 11

Filed under
Linux

tuxradar.com: Leonidas, is the 11th release of the Fedora operating system. Along the way there have been a few duds. Fedora 10 was a rock-steady release that introduced a slew of new features, and Leonidas is promising more of the same.

Hands-on with an alpha of the Jolicloud netbook distro

Filed under
Linux

arstechnica.com: Jolicloud is a Linux-based netbook OS that is built on top of Canonical's Ubuntu Netbook Remix. It uses Mozilla's Prism environment to make Web applications accessible outside of the browser.

Yes Linus, Microsoft hating is a disease. And it's a pandemic

Filed under
Microsoft

freesoftwaremagazine.com: The submission by Microsoft of twenty thousand lines of code to the Kernel has, predictably, caused many an eyebrow to arch. The phrase “beware Greeks bearing gifts” comes swiftly to mind.

15 Apps I Install On My Newly Installed Ubuntu

Filed under
Software

helpforlinux.blogspot: I decided to reinstall Ubuntu after using Kubuntu for some time. Here are some apps which I installed, I hope you will find it useful:

50 Open Source Apps Transforming Education

Filed under
Software

earthweb.com: More teachers and institutions are now participating with organizations like SchoolForge, the Open Source Education Foundation, and Open Source Schools. These educators are beginning to see that the open source philosophy has the power to transform education in several key ways.

Why should Linux aim for the desktop?

Filed under
Linux

toolbox.com: Linux is a great operating system in the back room. It is used in mobile(cell) phones, networking equipment, printers and many other embedded devices. It doesn't matter what operating system you use, as soon as you surf the internet you will be using Linux.

6 Things I Miss About Windows Vista in Linux

opendaily.wordpress: As I go through the daily grind on my trusty Thinkpad, I once in a while notice quirks in Linux Mint / Ubuntu that makes me miss certain small but important conveniences from Windows Vista. I’ve been taking notes, and here’s my list.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 313

Filed under
Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: A distro odyssey - looking for the best fit, part 1

  • News: Gentoo celebrates tenth birthday, Omega offers latest Fedora with extras, Linux Mint switches to Launchpad and Github, FreeBSD outlines internal engineering process
  • Released last week: antiX MEPIS 8.2, Sabayon Linux 4.2 "CoreCD"
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 4
  • New distributions: Ice-Z Linux, pcubuntoo, Photo Artists Workshop Live CD, sEEcher OS, Xin Yang Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Music Player Review '09 edition - Wave 1.5

Filed under
Software

gquigs.blogspot.com: Wave 1.5 just asks two questions. Playing all the songs on shuffle. Generating a playlist is fine as long as I can select multiple (read all) folders. Who is out?

Launchpad Open-Sourced. Now What?

Filed under
Ubuntu

workswithu.com: With a number of its other products remaining proprietary, what are Canonical’s real intentions towards living by the free-software ideology that drives projects like Ubuntu?

Finding Linux Bugs Before they Become Exploits

Filed under
Linux

internetnews.com: It's not everyday that there is a public security exploit published for the Linux kernel, yet that is what happened in early July.

Even a 2 Year Old Can Use Linux

Filed under
Linux

reallylinux.com: I appreciated the stories and articles that showed Linux as easy to use and beneficial, although sometimes with a reserved cynicism. But when I left for a few minutes yesterday to go use the toilet and returned to find my own 2 year old daughter playing it up on a Centos test machine -- I woke up.

Community inertia in Debian and Ubuntu

Filed under
Linux

mdzlog.alcor.net: At Debconf 9, Steve Langasek delivered a talk on pam-auth-update, which included a tongue-in-cheek slide about how it had come to be. He pointed out that this project had required about six years of “thinking” and two months of actual development, and that this seemed to be a pattern exhibited by a number of notable Debian projects.

Creating Snapshot-Backups with BackerUpper On Ubuntu 9.04

Filed under
Ubuntu
HowTos

BackerUpper is a tool similar to Apple's TimeMachine. It is intended to create snapshot-backups of selected directories or even your full hard drive. From the BackerUpper project page: "Backerupper is a simple program for backing up selected directories over a local network.

Face off with Fedora and Ubuntu Linux

Filed under
Linux

rightardia.blogspot: While I was working, the screen froze up and I noticed the hard drive thrashing away. After powering the PC down, I noticed it could not find a a working Linux image to boot off of. So loaded a copy of Fedora.

today's odds & ends

Filed under
News
  • Ubuntu Desktop: Contacts as Indexed Files

  • Proper Multi-Seat X Support Is On The Way
  • Compare files in Linux
  • Top 25 Ubuntu Programs
  • Photo Collage Maker - Shape Collage
  • Linux Outlaws 103 - It's a Trap!
  • Make MPlayer play h264 video files faster on multicore machines
  • How to safely dual-boot Windows & Linux with Wubi Installer
  • Howto install and Enable Broadcom Wireless in Ubuntu 9.04
  • Proper word-wrapping in vim
  • Chrome v Firefox: Can Innovation Happen Without A Fight to the Death?

Why aren't schools adopting open source?

Filed under
OSS

techrepublic.com: Recently I had a bit of a run-in with my daughter’s high school. She was undergoing an eShool class over the summer titled “Computer Applications” and it turns out the class only actually “covered” Office Suites - namely Microsoft Office. Now in our household we do not own a copy of Microsoft Office. Instead we use OpenOffice and have never had an issue - that is, until now.

Linux Games: Zsnes (Super Nintendo Emulator)

Filed under
Gaming

ghacks.net: I have a confession to make. My favorite game of all time is Zombies Ate My Neighbors. It was a classic Super Nintendo game. Lately I had been jonesin’ to play that game so I was about to plop down some cash for an old SNES when I came across Zsnes.

Does Linux Have a 'Safe Mode'?

Filed under
Linux

daniweb.com: I recently upgraded a friend of mine to Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop for his five-year-old Acer laptop with 512 MB of RAM. I installed the latest stable version of Ubuntu and he immediately fell in love. What came next was a bit of a shock.

Mini-Distro-Review: Tiny Core Linux

Filed under
Linux

fishbowl42.com: I heard about Tiny Core Linux a few months ago and given its description as a minimalistic Linux designed to build to your own specifications from the ground up it sounded right up my alley.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Today in Techrights

Linux, Graphics, and Linux Foundation

Leftovers: Debian and Ubuntu

  • CD/DVD Image Changes For The Upcoming Debian 9.0 Release
    With Debian 9.0 not being far away from releasing, the Debian CD Images Team has issued an update over their fundamental changes happening for this "Stretch" cycle.
  • The System76 'Galago Pro' laptop looks fantastic, $50 off for a few more days
    The Galago Pro looks like an incredibly stylish device ready for the masses with a slick aluminium casing, instead of the always cheap feeling plastic cases most tend to come with. It's slim, but best of all incredibly light for such a device at 1.3kg (2.87 lbs). It comes with Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS or Ubuntu 17.04, a speedy 7th Gen Intel in either an i5 7200U or i7 7500U and Intel® HD Graphics 620.
  • Download Ubuntu 17.10 daily builds
    The release schedule for Ubuntu 17.10 has been announced, and you can now download the daily build ISO images as well. Daily builds can be useful to watch the progress of Ubuntu 17.10, but are not recommended for normal usage due to possible bugs and changes.

Leftovers: Software

  • GJS: What’s next?
    In my last post, I went into detail about all the new stuff that GJS brought to GNOME 3.24. Now, it’s time to talk about the near future: what GJS will bring to GNOME 3.26.
  • Sending SMS from Linux Just Got Easier with Latest Indicator KDE Connect Update
    Indicator KDE Connect now has Google Contacts integration, making it even easier to send text messages from the Linux desktop.
  • Cumulus Qt is a Lightweight Weather App for Linux
    Cumulus Qt is a Qt weather app for the Linux desktop. It's lightweight, has a bold, striking design inspired by Stormcloud, and is very customisable.
  • Vivaldi 1.10 Browser Now in Development, Will Introduce Docked Developer Tools
    Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard just informed us a few moments ago that Vivaldi 1.10 will be the next major version of the free and cross-platform web browser based on the latest Chromium technologies, not Vivaldi 2.0 as many of you have hoped. Vivaldi 1.9 just hit the streets the other day as world's first web browser to ship with the Ecosia search engine enabled by default to help reforest the plane, and it now looks like Vivaldi's devs never sleep, and development of Vivaldi 1.10 starts today with the first snapshot, Vivaldi 1.10.829.3, which introduces a long-anticipated feature: Docked Developer Tools!