Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Wednesday, 27 Jul 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

Quick Roundup

Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Ubuntu 12.10 review - Why so regressive? srlinuxx 11/11/2012 - 7:14pm
Story ZaReason UltraLap 430 pairs penguin power with Ultrabook form factor srlinuxx 11/11/2012 - 4:59pm
Story few leftovers: srlinuxx 10/11/2012 - 7:27pm
Story openSUSE 12.3 Reaches Another Milestone srlinuxx 10/11/2012 - 7:23pm
Story Participate in "Wheezy" BSP marathon srlinuxx 10/11/2012 - 7:19pm
Story New NVIDIA Driver ‘Doubles Performance’ on Linux srlinuxx 10/11/2012 - 3:27am
Story Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin on the New Lock-in srlinuxx 10/11/2012 - 2:25am
Story Firefox Is 8 Years Old srlinuxx 09/11/2012 - 3:53pm
Story Meet the Simon Cowell of Linux srlinuxx 09/11/2012 - 3:51pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 09/11/2012 - 4:19am

Eight Interesting Improvements In GNOME 2.22

Filed under
Software

phoronix: Back in November we started sharing some of the exciting features planned for the GNOME 2.22 and 2.24 releases, and now that the first GNOME 2.22.0 Beta release is planned for later this week, we have taken another look at the packages set for inclusion and the changes that have actually been made.

Elonex ONE Laptop Review

Filed under
Linux
Hardware

olpcnews.com: The purpose of my visit was to see the Elonex One which was launched on Wednesday. I had emailed in advance to check they were OK with me bringing along an XO and an Asus EeePC. Not only were they OK with it, they were delighted to see the other Linux based laptops.

Asus EEE PC, not just a little and cheap laptop

Filed under
Linux
Hardware

antirez.com: When I saw the 100$ laptop... My first thoughts was cool! this is going to be a huge hit in the developed countries, apart from its future about a cheap laptop for childrens in poor countries.

Pidgin 2.4.0 Released With New Features

Filed under
Software

phoronix.com: Pidgin, the popular IM client once known as GAIM, has flown out of the coop today with a new release. Pidgin 2.4.0 is the first update in about three months, but it brings a number of features.

Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring RC 1 Serapias released

Filed under
MDV

mandriva.com: The fifth pre-release of Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring is here. This pre-release includes the all-new artwork for the 2008 Spring release, further improvements to the Mandriva software management tools, WPA-EAP support in the network configuration tools, KDE 3.5.9 and available 4.0.1.

mplayer - command line movie and music player - music over ssh

Filed under
HowTos

go2linux.org: Mplayer is one of most known movie players in Linux, and also in Mac OS, and Windows. Mplayer has lots of options, and we will explore some of them here.

Utter Crap?: Matt Asay and The Linux Desktop Q&A (and Video)

Filed under
Linux

redmonk.com: Let’s get a couple of things out of the way before I begin. I know Matt Asay, I like Matt Asay, and I respect Matt Asay. But the one area in which we’ve never seen eye to eye is the Linux desktop. I certainly don’t agree that desktop Linux is “utter crap.”

Amazon MP3 Now Open To Linux Users

Filed under
Linux

mashable.com: Amazon MP3 has been around for several months now. And it’s doing pretty good. And now the company’s gone and done another decent thing with is music download service: it has opened its doors to Linux users.

Linux is killing Solaris

Filed under
OS

blog.markturansky.com: This just in from the “duh, obvious” department… Linux is killing Solaris. Search Google for “htop on Solaris.” You’ll probably find the very page you’re reading right now.

Micro-Review: PCLOS MiniMe 2008

Filed under
PCLOS

linux-exploration.blogspot: Is a version of the popular PCLinuxOS distribution. It sort of looks more like Windows Vista, and it is a nice sleek black color, but I think that something was lost when they made it "Pretty" for example, The Network wizard no longer runs before you log in to the LiveCD.

Compiz Website Hacked?

Filed under
Web

hehe2.net: While going about my business trying to find more slick Linux desktops, I decided to check out the Compiz website. So normally I navigated to the screenshot section. To my surprise the “discussion” was nothing more than spam links!

A Perception of Lack of Support for Open Source Should Not Stop Adoption of Linux

Filed under
Linux

lawtech.wordpress: I have written several posts about Linux and whether it is ready for the solo and small law office, listing the pros and cons as I have seen them. However, there is one “con” that people have in their minds when they think of Linux that should not be there.

Elonex One Sighted

Filed under
Hardware

opendotdotdot.blogspot: So now there's a Web site with some details. Also worth taking a look at is this BBC video.

Nexuiz 2.4 Offers Impressive Graphics

Filed under
Gaming

phoronix.com: Since the release of Nexuiz 1.0 in 2005, we have been tracking its progress as one of the leading open-source first person shooters. With time, this fast-pace game has picked up a nice level of artificial intelligence for its in-game bots, engine optimizations, single-player campaign missions, and a variety of technical advancements.

Take Two Package Managers In to the Shower?

Filed under
Software

hotcoffeeandlinux.blogspot: Installing software on Linux for new users has got to be one of the stumbling blocks to people switching from a Microsoft based OS. So whats the solution? thankfully there is a project to address this situation its called Autopackage.

Xrandr GUI

Filed under
Software

bryceharrington.org: Finally today we've uploaded the new Xrandr GUI to Ubuntu Hardy. I mentioned working on a tool a couple weeks ago; I discovered that Soren Sandmann was also working on such a tool and was further along, so I shifted focus to getting that tool ready for integration in Ubuntu.

GIMP 2.4.5 Released

Filed under
GIMP

gimp.org: The source for GIMP 2.4.5 is now available from ftp.gimp.org. This is a bug-fix release in the stable 2.4 series.

Mac vs. PC vs. Windows vs. Linux vs. Huh?

Filed under
OS

jtgraphic.net: Alright. I’ve finally decided to break down the pros and cons of Macs, PCs, Linux, Windows, etc. Each one has advantages and disadvantages. There are also some interesting dynamics to some of the rivalries that some people just don’t think about.

What business can learn from the open source movement

Filed under
OSS

thoughtleader.co.za: The open source movement, which is responsible for some of the most important innovations in IT such as the world wide web, Linux and Apache, neither pays fat bonuses nor offers flashy facilities. It does, however, provide much by the way of intangible benefits.

today's leftovers

Filed under
News
  • LAC2008 is booted!

  • End Software Patents project comes out swinging
  • Alien Arena 2008 to be released March 1st
  • People of openSUSE: Marcus Rueckert
  • Shuttleworth Foundation puts money into telecoms
  • Enterprise Unix Roundup: Unix Heads for the Clouds
  • Bureaucracy swamps ISO meeting on Microsoft format
  • The impact of licensing choice
  • Open Letter For Open Drivers To NVIDIA
  • Being cutting edge while playing it safe: OpenSUSE Factory LiveCDs
  • Zmanda Recovery Manager 2.1
  • My Kiowa Linux Beta 3 Desktop
  • kernel-alert: When you absolutely, positively have to know when that next kernel version is released
  • Faster Performance, Fewer Machines For FreeBSD?
  • Do open source developers deserve a premium?
  • Sony Exec: “We’re toast if EEE PC makes it big”
Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Linux 4.6.5

I'm announcing the release of the 4.6.5 kernel. All users of the 4.6 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.6.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.6.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st... thanks, greg k-h Read more Also: Linux 4.4.16 Linux 3.14.74

today's leftovers

Leftovers: Software

  • The Linux Deepin File Manager Is a Thing of Beauty
    China-based Linux distro Deepin has shown off its all-new desktop file manager. And to say it's pretty is an understatement.
  • GRadio Lets You Find, Listen to Radio Stations from the Ubuntu Desktop
    Love to listen to the radio? My ol’ pal Lolly did. But let’s say you want to listen to the radio on Ubuntu. How do you do it? Well, the Ubuntu Software centre should always be the first dial you try, but you’ll need to sift through a load of static to find a decent app.
  • Reprotest 0.2 released, with virtualization support
    reprotest 0.2 is available in PyPi and should hit Debian soon. I have tested null (no container, build on the host system), schroot, and qemu, but it's likely that chroot, Linux containers (lxc/lxd), and quite possibly ssh are also working. I haven't tested the autopkgtest code on a non-Debian system, but again, it probably works. At this point, reprotest is not quite a replacement for the prebuilder script because I haven't implemented all the variations yet, but it offers better virtualization because it supports qemu, and it can build non-Debian software because it doesn't rely on pbuilder.
  • Calibre 2.63.0 eBook Converter and Viewer Adds Unicode 9.0 Support, Bugfixes
    Kovid Goyal has released yet another maintenance update for his popular, open-source, free, and cross-platform Calibre ebook library management software, version 2.63.0. Calibre 2.63.0 arrives two weeks after the release of the previous maintenance update, Calibre 2.62.0, which introduced support for the new Kindle Oasis ebook reader from Amazon, as well as reading and writing of EPUB 3 metadata. Unfortunately, there aren't many interesting features added in the Calibre 2.63.0 release, except for the implementation of Unicode 9.0 support in the regex engine of the Edit Book feature that lets users edit books that contain characters encoded with the recently released Unicode 9.0 standard.
  • Mozilla Delivers Improved User Experience in Firefox for iOS
    When we rolled out Firefox for iOS late last year, we got a tremendous response and millions of downloads. Lots of Firefox users were ecstatic they could use the browser they love on the iPhone or iPad they had chosen. Today, we’re thrilled to release some big improvements to Firefox for iOS. These improvements will give users more speed, flexibility and choice, three things we care deeply about.
  • LibreOffice 5.2 Is Being Released Next Wednesday
    One week from today will mark the release of LibreOffice 5.2 as the open-source office suite's latest major update. LibreOffice 5.2 features a new (optional) single toolbar mode, bookmark improvements. new Calc spreadsheet functions (including forecasting functions), support for signature descriptions, support for OOXML signature import/export, and a wealth of other updates. There are also GTK3 user-interface improvements, OpenGL rendering improvements, multi-threaded 3D rendering, faster rendering, and more.
  • Blackmagic Design Finally Introduces Fusion 8 For Linux
  • Why Microsoft’s revival of Skype for Linux is a big deal [Ed: This article is nonsense right from the headline. Web client is not Linux support. And it's spyware (centralised too).]

today's howtos