Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Sunday, 17 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

Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Evolution Groupware Client Updated for GNOME 3.16 with Numerous Bug Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 12/06/2015 - 4:08am
Story SELinux Policy Store Migration Proposed for Fedora 23 Linux Rianne Schestowitz 12/06/2015 - 4:04am
Story MATE 1.10 released Rianne Schestowitz 12/06/2015 - 3:31am
Story GNOME Software 3.16.3 Brings Wayland Improvements for GNOME 3.16 Rianne Schestowitz 12/06/2015 - 1:57am
Story BlackBerry May Put Android System on New Device Rianne Schestowitz 12/06/2015 - 1:53am
Story Fanless box-PCs run Linux on Intel Haswell and Avoton Rianne Schestowitz 12/06/2015 - 12:59am
Story How I use Android: Developer, writer, and podcaster Gina Trapani Rianne Schestowitz 12/06/2015 - 12:51am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 11/06/2015 - 11:58pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 11/06/2015 - 11:56pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 11/06/2015 - 11:56pm

today's leftovers:

Filed under
News
  • Being KDE
  • Kuwait Ministry of Electricity & Water Migrates to Red Hat
  • The Graduate's Guide To Finding Work In Open Source
  • Gentoo just makes sense!
  • Bash scripts to scan and monitor network
  • Ubuntu Has Plans For Btrfs In 2011, 2012
  • Nautilus-Elementary With Zeitgeist Brings Semantic file browsing to Ubuntu [Screencast]
  • A US Army Federal Employee's Linux Workspace
  • The Ubuntu Support and Learning Center
  • Reseting your system wide cursor theme in ubuntu
  • Evaluate Open Source Software
  • Facebook has problems, Diaspora isn't one of them
  • Linux Outlaws 148 - You Cannot Grep People

some howtos:

Filed under
HowTos
  • Intel GMA 500, “Poulsbo” on Ubuntu
  • download files in Linux from command line with dynamic url
  • get visualizations back in Linux
  • How to use Dropbox with KDropbox
  • Planting a Tree, Unix-Style
  • Find Your IP Address in Ubuntu Linux
  • Bash Special Parameters Explained with 4 Examples
  • Linux Mint 8 on T91MT
  • Python 3.1: String Formatting
  • Linux super-duper admin tools: lsof

Gentoo Failed Us Again

Filed under
Gentoo

blog.flameeyes.eu: I’ve spent the past week or so away from computers, I came back to updating my systems today, and I received a nasty surprise.

OpenOffice vs. Google Docs

Filed under
OOo

linuxplanet.com: Microsoft is getting ready to ship Office 2010, but a lot of small businesses realize they don't need all the features (or licensing costs) that come with Microsoft Office. The front-runners for Office replacements are OpenOffice.org and Google Docs, but which one is right for your business?

Peppermint OS One

Filed under
Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Peppermint OS One is a web-centric Ubuntu remaster that passes up common desktop applications like OpenOffice.org in favor of web-based alternatives such as Google Docs. And it doesn’t stop with office applications either;

Best Newbie Linux Distro

Filed under
Linux

dontsurfinthenude.blogspot: I'm been taking a look at some of the alternatives to Ubuntu, the Linux distribution I've been using for two and a half years now. Ubuntu tends to grab all of the attention, but how do some of the alternatives compare?

Air Force may suffer collateral damage from PS3 firmware update

Filed under
Linux

arstechnica.com: When Sony issued a recent PlayStation 3 update removing the device's ability to install alternate operating systems like Linux, it did so to protect copyrighted content—but several research projects suffered collateral damage.

At Work with Linux

Filed under
Linux

blogbeebe.blogspot: It has been a long time since I've bothered with Linux, at least for home use. Work use is a different story. For the company I work for (MITRE) we use Linux extensively. Through VirtualBox I've been able to install Linux and Windows XP virtual machines on all of them, and been able to build complex networks for test and evaluation in the lab.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.34 (Part 4) - Architecture and Virtualisation

Filed under
Linux

h-online.com: Faster suspend and resume, better utilisation of power saving mechanisms for I/O devices and a range of performance enhancements are just some of the kernel infrastructure changes in Linux 2.6.34.

Future GNOME: What to Expect in GNOME 3.0

Filed under
Software

earthweb.com: The release of GNOME 3.0, the popular desktop's first major release in eight years, promises to be the major free software event in autumn 2010. Where is GNOME now? What can we expect of GNOME 3.0? Of GNOME 3 as a series of releases?

Myths Debunked: Why It Isn't So Tough To Switch To Open Source

Filed under
OSS

ostatic.com/blog: Can businesses and organizations paying for expensive licenses for proprietary software successfully switch to free, open source alternatives?

Further thoughts on Mandriva...

Filed under
MDV

dissociatedpress.net: Some good (and a little not-so-good) comments on the previous Mandriva post. I wanted to point out just a few things...

Fedora 13 gives off plain vibe, but offers power and stability under the hood

Filed under
Linux

itworld.com: The differences between Linux distributions these days are often so minute, there seems little reason to even review them anymore. Such an attitude is, for the most part, not fair to the developers of the Fedora Project, who have put together a darn fine distribution that reads as rock-solid and very user-friendly.

It's Official: Valve Releasing Steam, Source Engine For Linux

Filed under
Gaming

phoronix.com: The day has finally come and Linux gamers around the world have a reason to rejoice, as this is the biggest news for the Linux gaming community that sees very few tier-one titles.

The opposite of Feature Creep

Filed under
Software

linuxcritic.wordpress: There’s a disturbing trend that I’ve been running into everywhere for a while now. I’m talking about the tendency of developers committing the cardinal sin of software: Thou shalt not release a new version that has fewer features than the previous version.

FVWM for fun & productivity

Filed under
Software

oneandoneis2.org: So I'm now spending eight hours a day on a dual-head Linux box. It's got the latest Ubuntu 10.04 on it. I managed to put up with the interface for maybe a week. Then came the final straw and I had to scrap it.

Brasero Burns Data, Not Time - or Piles of Discs

Filed under
Software

linuxinsider.com: There are a lot of CD/DVD burners for Linux out there, but Brasero stands out as a straightforward, easy-to-use, burner that has some nice extra features but won't make you relearn a lot of complex commands if you only use it occasionally.

Mandbuntu 11.0 – Duck À L’orange

Filed under
MDV
Ubuntu
Humor

lockergnome.com: On the heels of the recent news that Mandriva is up for sale comes a whisper of a rumor from an insider source at a large Linux software company.

The Race to Build a Secure Operating System

Filed under
OS

defensetech.org: In response to the continuous compromise of networks, multiple countries have begun developing secure platforms and operating systems.

Spotlight on Linux: PCLinuxOS 2010

Filed under
PCLOS

linuxjournal.com: The long anticipated release of PCLinuxOS 2010 finally arrived a few weeks ago and reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. Even with the new crew and new features, it's still very much PCLOS.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

today's howtos

Graphics: Texture Compression, Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL), and AMD FreeSync

  • Unity Continues Crunching More Out Of Crunch Texture Compression
    Unity is one of the big public users of the open-source Crunch DXT texture compression library. While it's no longer maintained by Rich Geldreich / Binomial, Unity has continued advancing this open-source code to further improve the compression ratio and speed. For months Unity has been talking about their promising findings with Crunch. But this is the project that Rich Geldreich, the former Valve developer, previously expressed regret having open-sourced all of it. While he is on to working on better and more advanced technologies at his Binomial startup, Unity is working to squeeze more out of this open-source library.
  • Improving EFL Graphics With Wayland Application Redraws
    Under X, application redraws are tricky to do without tearing because content can be updated at any chosen time with no clear feedback as to when the compositor will read it. EFL uses some clever tricks to this end (check out the state of the art X redraw timing for yourself), but it’s difficult to get right in all cases. For a lot of people this just works, or they’re not sensitive to the issue when it doesn’t.
  • Improved Wayland Application Redraws Coming To Enlightenment's EFL
    Samsung's Open-Source Group has been working on making their Wayland support in the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) even better. The latest Wayland work on the Enlightenment/EFL front has been improving the application redraw process. The EFL toolkit with the upcoming v1.21 release will now be hooking into Wayland's frame callbacks to better dealing with drawing, only drawing when necessary, and doing so without the possibility of tearing.
  • AMD FreeSync For Tear-Free Linux Gaming - Current State In 2017
    If you are thinking of gifting yourself (or someone else) a FreeSync-compatible monitor this holiday season, here's a look at how the AMD FreeSync support is working right now, the driver bits you need to be aware of, and how it's all playing out for those wanting to use this tear-free capability for Linux gaming.

KStars 2.8.9 is released!

Here comes the last KStars release for 2017! KStars v2.8.9 is available now for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. Robert Lancaster worked on improving PHD2 support with Ekos. This includes retrieving the guide star image, drift errors and RMS values, among other minor improvements and refactoring of the Ekos PHD2 codebase to support future extensions. Read more

Security: Mirai, Vista 10, Starbucks, and Hacking Team Investigation

  • Mirai IoT Botnet Co-Authors Plead Guilty

    The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday unsealed the guilty pleas of two men first identified in January 2017 by KrebsOnSecurity as the likely co-authors of Mirai, a malware strain that remotely enslaves so-called “Internet of Things” devices such as security cameras, routers, and digital video recorders for use in large scale attacks designed to knock Web sites and entire networks offline (including multiple major attacks against this site).

  • Google Researcher Finds Flaw in Pre-Installed Windows 10 Password Manager
    Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy, who has previously discovered, reported, and disclosed several major bugs in Windows and its features, came across a new security vulnerability affecting Microsoft users. This time, the flaw exists in the Keeper password manager that comes pre-installed in some Windows 10 versions, with Ormandy explaining that it’s similar to a vulnerability that he discovered in August 2016. “I remember filing a bug a while ago about how they were injecting privileged UI into pages,” Ormandy explained on December 14. “I checked and, they're doing the same thing again with this version,” he continues.
  • Starbucks Wi-Fi Turned People’s Laptops into Cryptocurrency Miners
    The free Wi-Fi that the Buenos Aires Starbucks offers to its customers was being used to mine for cryptocurrency, and what’s worse, it used people’s laptops to do it. The whole thing was discovered by Stensul CEO Noah Dinkin who actually paid a visit to the store and wanted to browse the web using the free Wi-Fi, only to discover that his laptop was unknowingly converted into a cryptocurrency miner. He then turned to Twitter to ask Starbucks if they know about the what he described as bitcoin mining taking place without customers knowing about it. “Hi Starbucks, did you know that your in-store wifi provider in Buenos Aires forces a 10 second delay when you first connect to the wifi so it can mine bitcoin using a customer's laptop? Feels a little off-brand,” he said in his tweet.
  • Italian Prosecutor Makes Request to Close Hacking Team Investigation
    The damaging data breach that exposed the secrets of an infamous surveillance tech company might go unsolved forever. After more than two years, the Italian prosecutor who was investigating the attack on the Milan-based Hacking Team has asked the case to be dismissed, according to multiple sources. On Monday, the Milan prosecutor Alessandro Gobbis sent a notice to the people under investigation informing them that he had sent the judge a request to shut down the investigation, according to a copy of the document obtained by Motherboard.