Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Tuesday, 19 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 Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Released with KDE Plasma 5 as Default Desktop - Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 11:57am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 11:41am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 11:39am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 11:38am
Story Embedded Linux Keeps on Growing, IoT Next Big Win Rianne Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 11:29am
Story Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Review: All Hail the New Android Smartphone Kings Rianne Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 9:53am
Story A Dell 4K laptop with Linux: Tough construction and built for developers. Roy Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 8:29am
Story New GNOME 3.16 Getting a Lot of Attention for Improvements Roy Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 8:24am
Story Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Final Beta Available For Download Roy Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 8:16am
Story The Changing Cost of Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 10:00pm

Is Linux too hard?

Filed under
Linux

news.cnet.com: Despite booming enterprise server sales, some in the industry continue to grumble that Linux is too hard. Designed by geeks for geeks, the theory goes, Linux will never be mainstream.

Disk-O-Tech: Linux Disk Management

Filed under
Linux
Hardware
HowTos

linux-mag.com: You might have worked with Linux for years and never added an additional disk to your system or perhaps you were too frustrated by Linux’s strange ways of dealing with disks to attempt it. In either case, here’s your opportunity to work through the steps required in adding a new disk to your system.

Top 5 Most Wanted Ubuntu Weblogs for 2009

Filed under
Web
Ubuntu

techdrivein.blogspot: A lot of Ubuntu support weblogs have sprung up in the last few years and some of them are really good. Here are 5 of the the most wanted Ubuntu weblogs for 2009.

Why PostgreSQL is a better enterprise database than MySQL

Filed under
Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: When it comes to open source databases, MySQL gets the lion’s share of attention. This is unfortunate, because out of the two, PostgreSQL offers much more security, reliability, and data integrity than MySQL does.

Mozilla takes on YouTube video

Filed under
Moz/FF
  • Mozilla defends Firefox's HTML5 support for only Ogg Theora video
  • Mozilla takes on YouTube video choice
  • HTML5 video and H.264 – what history tells us and why we’re standing with the web

Australia leaves the internet

Filed under
Web

theregister.co.uk: It's Australia Day tomorrow, and the country's subjects are using it to mark a week of protests against government plans for compulsory internet censorship.

SourceForge blocks Iran, North Korea, Syria, Sudan and Cuba

Filed under
OSS
Web

downloadsquad.com: In a move that must surely strike at the very core of open source, FOSS, and the heart of GNU crusader Richard Stallman, SourceForge has now blocked all access from by countries on the U.S. 'Foreign Assets Control sanction list'.

Also: Clarifying SourceForge.net’s denial of site access for certain persons

Red Hat launches opensource.com with Drupal

Filed under
Linux
Drupal
Web

blog.internetnews.com: Red Hat has just launched a new portal at opensource.com - for information and articles about open source. The site uses the Drupal open source content management system and it looks like Red Hat has been working on the site since at least October.

auto_inst: the best kept Mandriva’s secret ?

Filed under
Software
MDV

brunocornec.wordpress: Have you ever tried to automatically installed your Linux distribution ? Of course, if you’re a long time sysadmin, and Red Hat user, you use kickstart, or FAI if you happen to be a Debian fan. But if you’re a Mandriva user,

Goofy Pro-Linux Story to Counter Pundit's Awkward Efforts to Install Firefox

Filed under
Moz/FF

linuxplanet.com: Back last August, as soon as Firefox 3.5 was released, I installed it on Ubuntu 9.04. I didn't know how to do it, because I was a rank beginner. Still am. But back then I was about as rank a beginner. Since there are so many ways to do various things in the Linux-based systems, it's easy to get confused.

Life after Windows: What happens to tech if Microsoft dies

Filed under
Microsoft
OSS

Randall C. Kennedy: It's the thought experiment we all like to engage in. What would life be like without Microsoft Windows? To listen to the free open source software crowd, the demise of Windows -- and by extension, Microsoft's hegemony over the PC universe -- would signal a kind of rebirth for information technology. Such thinking is naïve, at best.

KDE vs. GNOME: Configuration and Admin Tools

Filed under
KDE
Software

earthweb.com: How do the latest versions of GNOME and KDE compare with each other? To find an answer, I divided the two desktop's configuration and admin tools into five main categories. The results, while sometimes murky, give a generally clear picture of the state of the mainstream Linux desktops.

KDE SC 4.4 RC 2 Out

Filed under
KDE

The last release candidate of KDE SC 4.4 is out. Following up the first release candidate, another number of bugs has been searched and destroyed. This releases fixes some problems found during the earlier testing phase, and acts as a last line of defense before KDE SC 4.4.0 will be released on February, 9th 2010.

5 Firefox Add-ons For Better KDE Integration

Filed under
Moz/FF
  • 5 Firefox Add-ons For Better KDE Integration
  • 8 Firefox Add-ons I Can’t Do Without
  • Firefox surges

Why There is no Kernel Hacker Sell-Out

Filed under
Linux

computerworlduk.com: One of the talks at LCA2010 gave the fact that "75% of the code comes from people paid to do it.” In my view, this 75% figure indicates two things.

Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier Leaving Novell/openSUSE

Filed under
SUSE

dissociatedpress.net: January 31st will be my last day with Novell. I've given it a great deal of thought, and decided that it's time to move on.

Amazing Wallpaper - Evolution Of Ubuntu 9.10

Filed under
Linux

Amazing Wallpaper - Evolution Of Ubuntu 9.10

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 338

Filed under
Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Hymera and commercial Linux
  • News: Booting Ubuntu in 15 seconds, Lubuntu update, Slackware articles round-up, insecurity of OpenBSD, Qimo 4 Kids 2.0
  • Questions and answers: Linux on Apple hardware
  • Released last week: Tiny Core Linux 2.8, Càtix 1.6
  • New additions: DigAnTel, Element
  • New distributions: Alpine Linux, Gosalia, LFU, MCL, simpleLinux, stali, ÜberStudent, Ubuntu Electronics Remix
  • Reader comments

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

Linux market share grows vs. Windows and Mac OS X shrinkage

Filed under
Linux
Microsoft
Mac

blogs.computerworld: We're told Linux is the only OS with a growing market share: Windows and Mac OS X actually shrank. The Net Applications report also shows Windows 7 already dwarfing all versions of Mac OS combined.

Fedora, Debian, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, OpenSolaris Benchmarks

Filed under
OS
Linux
BSD

phoronix.com: Last week we published the first Debian GNU/kFreeBSD benchmarks. We have now extended that comparison to put many other operating systems in a direct performance comparison to these Debian GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD snapshots of 6.0 Squeeze to Fedora 12, FreeBSD 7.2, FreeBSD 8.0, OpenBSD 4.6, and OpenSolaris 2009.06.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Oracle: New VirtualBox 5.2 Beta, SPARC M8 Processors Launched

  • VirtualBox 5.2 to Let Users Enable or Disable Audio Input and Output On-the-Fly
    Oracle announced new updates for its popular, cross-platform and open-source virtualization software, the third Beta of the upcoming VirtualBox 5.2 major release and VirtualBox 5.1.28 stable maintenance update. We'll start with the stable update, VirtualBox 5.1.28, as it's more important for our readers using Oracle VM VirtualBox for all of their virtualization needs. The VirtualBox 5.1 maintenance release 28 is here to improve audio support by fixing various issues with both the ALSA and OSS backends, as well as an accidental crash with AC'97.
  • SPARC M8 Processors Launched
    While Oracle recently let go of some of their SPARC team, today marks the launch of the SPARC M8. The initial SPARC M8 line-up includes the T8-1, T8-2, T8-4. M8-8, and SuperCluster M8-8 servers.

Wikileaks Releases Spy Files Russia, CCleaner Infected, Equifax Has a Dirty Little Secret

  • Spy Files Russia
    This publication continues WikiLeaks' Spy Files series with releases about surveillance contractors in Russia. While the surveillance of communication traffic is a global phenomena, the legal and technological framework of its operation is different for each country. Russia's laws - especially the new Yarovaya Law - make literally no distinction between Lawful Interception and mass surveillance by state intelligence authorities (SIAs) without court orders. Russian communication providers are required by Russian law to install the so-called SORM ( Система Оперативно-Розыскных Мероприятий) components for surveillance provided by the FSB at their own expense. The SORM infrastructure is developed and deployed in Russia with close cooperation between the FSB, the Interior Ministry of Russia and Russian surveillance contractors.
  • Malware-Infected CCleaner Installer Distributed to Users Via Official Servers for a Month
    Hackers have managed to embed malware into the installer of CCleaner, a popular Windows system optimization tool with over 2 billion downloads to date. The rogue package was distributed through official channels for almost a month. CCleaner is a utilities program that is used to delete temporary internet files such as cookies, empty the Recycling Bin, correct problems with the Windows Registry, among other tasks. First released in 2003, it has become hugely popular; up to 20 million people download it per month. Users who downloaded and installed CCleaner or CCleaner Cloud between Aug. 15 and Sept. 12 should scan their computers for malware and update their apps. The 32-bit versions of CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 were affected.
  • Equifax Suffered a Hack [sic] Almost Five Months Earlier Than the Date It Disclosed
  • This is why you shouldn’t use texts for two-factor authentication

    For a long time, security experts have warned that text messages are vulnerable to hijacking — and this morning, they showed what it looks like in practice.

Amazon Changes Rental ('Cloud') Model on GNU/Linux

Devices/Hardware: Embedded/Boards, CODESYS, and EPYC Linux Performance

  • Linux friendly IoT gateway runs on 3.5-inch Bay Trail SBC
    While the MB-80580 SBC lists SATA II, the gateway indicates SATA III. Also, the gateway datasheet notes that the RS232 ports can all be redirected to RS232/422/485. Software includes Windows IoT Core and Server, as well as Yocto, Ubuntu Snappy Core, and CentOS Linux distributions.
  • Rugged panel PC scales up to a 19-inch touchscreen
    The fanless, IP65-rated WinSystems “PPC65B-1x” panel PC runs Linux or Win 10 on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers 10.4 to 19-inch resistive touchscreens.
  • CODESYS announces CODESYS-compatible SoftPLC for open Linux device platforms
  • EPYC Linux performance from AMD
    Phoronix have been hard at work testing out AMD's new server chip, specifically the 2.2/2.7/3.2GHz EPYC 7601 with 32 physical cores.  The frequency numbers now have a third member which is the top frequency all 32 cores can hit simultaneously, for this processor that would be 2.7GHz.  Benchmarking server processors is somewhat different from testing consumer CPUs, gaming performance is not as important as dealing with specific productivity applications.   Phoronix started their testing of EPYC, in both NUMA and non-NUMA configurations, comparing against several Xeon models and the performance delta is quite impressive, sometimes leaving even a system with dual Xeon Gold 6138's in the dust.  They also followed up with a look at how EPYC compares to Opteron, AMD's last server offerings.  The evolution is something to behold.
  • Opteron vs. EPYC Benchmarks & Performance-Per-Watt: How AMD Server Performance Evolved Over 10 Years
    By now you have likely seen our initial AMD EPYC 7601 Linux benchmarks. If you haven't, check them out, EPYC does really deliver on being competitive with current Intel hardware in the highly threaded space. If you have been curious to see some power numbers on EPYC, here they are from the Tyan Transport SX TN70A-B8026 2U server. Making things more interesting are some comparison benchmarks showing how the AMD EPYC performance compares to AMD Opteron processors from about ten years ago.