Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Tuesday, 09 Feb 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 Peppermint One review srlinuxx 01/05/2011 - 5:46pm
Story Linux Mint > Ubuntu 11.04 srlinuxx 01/05/2011 - 5:44pm
Blog entry A Fishy Tale harshasrisri 01/05/2011 - 2:11pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 01/05/2011 - 5:02am
Story Review: Edubuntu 11.04 srlinuxx 01/05/2011 - 4:00am
Story Pencil for easy UI mockups srlinuxx 01/05/2011 - 3:57am
Story Basic Linux Security Tips to Protect Your System srlinuxx 30/04/2011 - 11:53pm
Story Déjà Dup: a Simple Backup Solution for Linux srlinuxx 30/04/2011 - 11:50pm
Poll How's Ubuntu 11.04 srlinuxx 1 30/04/2011 - 10:59pm
Story Gamestop Bringing Game Streaming Linux srlinuxx 30/04/2011 - 8:39pm

Linux: CFS And Nice

Filed under
Linux

kernelTRAP: The recently merged Completely Fair Scheduler changes how the Linux kernel handles scheduling priorities set with the nice command. Ingo Molnar explained that each level of nice adds or substracts 10% of CPU utilization, "the '10% effect' is relative and cumulative.

The future of Windows should be open source

Filed under
Microsoft

C|Net Blogs: We should look for another version of Windows in about five years. And while I agree there should be another version of Windows and Office, I will disagree with the business model. Forget about paying a couple hundred dollars for an operating system that is riddled with problems, the next version of Windows should be open source!

Slackware: old warhorse is going strong

Filed under
Linux
Reviews

iTWire: The last time I looked at Slackware was nearly seven years ago; version 7.1 was thrown my way by a magazine and I was asked for a review. My usage of the distribution had ended early in 2000 when I moved to Debian after using Slackware 4.0 and then 7.0 for about a year.

Microsoft Strikes GPLv3 Software From Linspire Patent Deal

Filed under
Linux

information week: Microsoft says software that's licensed under GPLv3 is not covered by the patent protection deal it recently signed with desktop Linux distributor Linspire.

Ubuntu Evolution

Filed under
Ubuntu

effiejayx’s blog: I have seen tons and tons of screenshots of Ubuntu screenshots on the web. So I decided to set up this little evolution for the Ubuntu desktops…

Also: ubuntu installation

What is Intel’s mobile Linux game?

Filed under
Linux

Dana Blankenhorn: Intel has a new mobile Linux project dubbed Moblin (right). Sounds great until you realize there are a ton of other, similar frameworks under development. Nokia backs Maemo, Trolltech has Qtopia, and you’ll remember we profiled OpenMoko just a week ago. So what gives?

Also: Intel's Mobile Linux Initiative Misses Vendor Mark?

Proposed Fedora 8 Features

Filed under
Linux

Linux Update: Fedora 8 is currently under development and is scheduled for release in November of this year (2007). This is a quick overview of the proposed features. As these are proposed features and it is still about 4 months from release some of these will change.

An interview with Jeremy Allison

Filed under
Interviews

LinuxWorld: Forget software politics for a minute -- what does the new Samba licensing mean for the version you're actually running, and for the distribution that packages it for you? Samba maintainer Jeremy Allison explains.

GnuCash 2.2.0 released

Filed under
Software

gnomedesktop.org: The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 2.2.0, the new stable release of the GnuCash Open Source Accounting Software. With this new release series, GnuCash is available on Microsoft Windows for the first time, and it also runs on GNU/Linux, *BSD, Solaris and Mac OSX.

Dell keeps improving Linux support

Filed under
Linux
PCLOS

linux-watch: There's been no major improvements in Dell's Linux software support, but there have been small, but handy, improvements in Dell's support offerings. For Dell Ubuntu laptop users, an important addition is the availability of the Conexant modem driver for the Inspiron E1505n and 1420n.

Easy dvd-video authoring on Ubuntu Linux with Dvdman

Filed under
Software

Isotype: I have made a simple standard-dvd-video with a custom basic menu, using only free software on Ubuntu (Feisty) for pc i386. Ubuntu is a free operating system that, differently from Windows and MacOS has no licensing costs. Let’s make a comparison:

KDE apps : Not *quite* as customizable as I thought

Filed under
KDE

ubuntu-tutorials.com: Recently I’ve been on a GPG kick and have been interested in collecting, signing and using the GPG system more and more. One limitation that I was surprised to find in KGPG is that of the “Export Public Key : To Email” option.

Open source vendors...monopolies waiting to happen?

Filed under
OSS

Matt Asay: Roy Russo wonders if all open source companies are de facto monopolistic. Like many others that I respect (Dave Rosenberg, Lonn Johnston, President Bush, Oscar the Grouch), Roy believes that any market only has (ultimate) room for one purveyor of free (as in software).

Use smartmontools to find out information about your hard drives

Filed under
HowTos

FOSSwire: Hard drives are fragile and complex devices that do not have an infinite life span. Modern hard drives can however tell you quite a bit about how they’re doing and show you some statistics about themselves.

Shell Geek: Rename Multiple Files At Once

Filed under
HowTos

howtogeek: Let's say you have a directory with hundreds of files with the wrong file names, and you'd like to replace every filename containing test with prod. We can easily do this with the "for" command in bash.

Interview with Linus Torvalds

Filed under
Interviews

oneopensource.it: Q: Does Linux infinge Microsoft patents? A: As far as we know, the answer is a resounding “no”, and it’s all just MS trying to counter-act the fact that they have problems competing with Linux on a technical side by trying to spread FUD.

Four Key Developments In the Linux Market

Filed under
Linux

seekingalpha: Ubuntu, for those who are new to open source software, is an increasingly popular version of Linux. Early proponents include Dell Inc. (DELL) and Intel Corp. (INTC). Here's a rundown of key open source developments investors should watch over the next few days.

Enabling Beryl On A PCLinuxOS 2007 Desktop

Filed under
PCLOS
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can enable Beryl on a PCLinuxOS 2007 desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card). With Beryl you can make your desktop use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube.

Back up like an expert with rsync

Filed under
HowTos

linux.com: In the last two months I've been traveling a lot. During the same period my main desktop computer went belly up. I would have been in trouble without rsync at my disposal -- but thanks to my regular use of this utility, my data (or most of it, anyway) was already copied offsite just waiting to be used.

Linux's answer to Microsoft's Surface

Filed under
Sci/Tech

tectonic: In May this year Microsoft's Bill Gates showed off his expensive touch-sensitive table called Surface. Now the Linux world has a similar project under development and has released videos of it in action. While the DiamondTouch employs a different technology to Microsoft's TouchLight, the final result is even better.

Syndicate content