Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Thursday, 22 Jun 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 Canonical Starts Talking About Convergence and Ubuntu 14.10 Features Rianne Schestowitz 15/04/2014 - 10:40am
Story TrueCrypt audit finds “no evidence of backdoors” or malicious code Rianne Schestowitz 15/04/2014 - 10:36am
Story PCLinuxOS LXDE 2014.04 Is a Light and Poweful Linux Distribution Rianne Schestowitz 15/04/2014 - 10:22am
Story Slick Ubuntu Mobile OS previewed again, but we’re still waiting for a release date Roy Schestowitz 15/04/2014 - 6:30am
Story Android TV box to run KitKat on quad-core Cortex-A17 Rianne Schestowitz 15/04/2014 - 5:55am
Story Linux and the Post-XP Cry for Help Rianne Schestowitz 15/04/2014 - 5:38am
Story New MakuluLinux Released and Reviewed Rianne Schestowitz 15/04/2014 - 5:17am
Story Cinnamon 2.2 out not, ready for Linux Mint 17 Rianne Schestowitz 15/04/2014 - 5:06am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 14/04/2014 - 8:53pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 14/04/2014 - 8:50pm

Do we really want or need the crowds of Windows users moving over to Linux?

Filed under
Just talk

I'm sort of at a bit of a loss, as to why we need to emulate the Windows environment. for those of us who have managed to move our daily lives over to Linux, probably via numerous distros, i think i'm safe in saying, we are happy where we are at.

Dear Distros: Embrace USB Installs!!!

Filed under
Linux

groundstate.ca: A while ago I purchased a new laptop. BUT, it has no optical drive. Neither of my favorite distros runs 100% on it though, so I keep switching between them. Neither is embracing non-CD installs.

Richard Stallman, Live and Unplugged

Filed under
Linux
Interviews

earthweb.com: It’s almost 8 PM on a Tuesday night, and the lecture hall here at Virginia Tech University is filled nearly to capacity. The students – many of them computer science majors – have come to hear Richard Stallman, the grand forefather of GNU/Linux. The crowd is chatty and seems in a good mood.

Government Announces Penguin-Proof Firewall

Filed under
Linux
Humor

free-bees.co.uk: Today, government spokesman Uma Head made a startling announcement - that there were too many foreign operating systems in Britain today, and something needed to be done. She declared, "Over the past decade or so, we have seen an unprecedented rise in the choice of operating system, at the cost of our own native operating systems."

If the birthmark fits, Microsoft will wear it

Filed under
Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com: As we approach Wednesday’s announcement on the ISO decision concerning Office Open XML, the format for Microsoft Word, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the process has been, well, Gorbachevian.

Also: *Is Microsoft really any more trustworthy?
* Microsoft Isn't Credible About Open Source
* When is a Standard Not a Standard?

Open Source will never be the same…

Filed under
OSS
Humor

edwink.devhd.com: Ongoing rumors say that the French government is soon going to announce the creation of a major actor in the world of software development that will group together the main French Open-Source companies.*

Linux Applications You Must Be Familiar With If You Plan on Landing a Linux Job

Filed under
Software

foogazi.com: Landing a Linux job really doesn’t have much to do with your school qualifications or what your resume says. With Linux, it’s all about experience. What you actually know will determine how far you get with a Linux job. If you’re looking to land a Linux job you must be familiar with these Linux applications or daemons.

Novell insists it’s winning the Linux wars

Filed under
SUSE

Dana Blankenhorn: In the third of a series of interviews by Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin, Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian (right) insisted his company is not being hurt by its association with Microsoft.

First look: Adobe AIR alpha unleashed for Linux

Filed under
Software

arstechnica.com: Adobe has announced today the public availability of an Adobe AIR alpha release for Linux. Although the alpha is not feature-complete, it is already capable of running some mainstream AIR applications and is robust enough to facilitate AIR development on the Linux platform.

ISO to announce Microsoft Open XML result Wednesday

Filed under
OSS

reuters.com: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) said it would reveal on Wednesday whether Microsoft had won the support needed to have its document format made into a global industry standard.

Hackers "open source" Vista

Filed under
Microsoft

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: Microsoft reacted swiftly this morning to close down a site distributing the complete source code of its flagship Vista operating system -- but not before dozens of other sites had mirrored the code.

Report: Mozilla enterprise browser share hits 18 percent

Filed under
Moz/FF

Mary Jo Foley: On the same day that Mozilla is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its Mozilla source code release, Forrester Research analysts have released a new study that shows that Firefox’s market share among business users has doubled in the past year, and is now at 18 percent.

Using your Linux box for volunteer computing

Filed under
Software

linux.com: You can do your part to help tackle such global issues as disease control and climate prediction simply by volunteering your computer's resources to solve complex computational problems. The concept, known as volunteer computing, benefits universities and research institutions around the world, who conduct projects that often have humanitarian goals.

Linux Wins The Security Showdown! Now What?

Filed under
Linux

Serdar Yegulalp: So now that Ubuntu Linux was "last man standing" in the PWN to OWN contest at CanSecWest, does this mean open source has it all over the competition when it comes to security? It can, and it ought to -- but it's not a guarantee. And we need to not think it is.

Microsoft's Great Besmirching

Filed under
Microsoft

linuxjournal.com: I have been covering Microsoft for over 25 years - I've even written a few books about Windows. During that time, I've developed a certain respect for a company that just doesn't give up, and whose ability to spin surpasses even that of politicians. It has finally gone further and attacked the system itself; in the process it has destroyed the credibility of the ISO, with serious knock-on consequences for the whole concept of open standards.

Also: As the Linux star rises, it seems the Microsoft star is falling

Setting up a nice looking KDE - For Beginners

Filed under
HowTos

planetoss.com: KDE is my preferred choice of desktop and every time I install a distribution I spend around an hour customizing it to my taste. Most of the distributions provide customized KDE but most of the customization go into the functional aspect of KDE.

Open Source Software Review: Dr. Divx

Filed under
Software

raiden.net: Periodically in my searching across the internet for better ways to do different things, especially large or cumbersome tasks, I stumble onto some of the most unlikely of programs. One of my most recent and intriguing finds is Dr. Divx, a video conversion tool that can transcode a wide range of formats into the divx format with great ease and quality.

New Zealand Votes No; Malaysia Tech Recommends Abstain: India Suggests; Australia Abstains

Filed under
OSS

groklaw.net: More news starting to come in. New Zealand votes No again. You cannot believe the pressure put on them to change the vote, but they did not, to their credit. Australia maintains the Abstain vote.

Splashtop “Instant On” motherboard

Filed under
Hardware

blogs.techrepublic.com: So I have had on my desk for about week now a sweet little ASUS laptop containing one of the new Splashtop motherboards. Don’t know what Splashtop is? Well Splashtop is a motherboard that contains, in the onboard memory, a special version of Linux (based on Small Linux - formerly tinyX) that runs right after the bios.

A quick look over SliTaz 1.0

Filed under
Linux

beranger.org: Distrowatch has recently put on the waiting list a very interesting tiny gem, SliTaz. I was intrigued by this distro, and I have tried it both as a LiveCD and as an installed system with my old laptop, HP Omnibook XE3, Celeron 850 MHz.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

GNOME 3.25.3 Released, GTK Development

  • GNOME 3.25.3 Now Available
    GNOME 3.25.3 is now available as the latest stepping stone towards September's release of GNOME 3.26.
  • GNOME 3.26 Desktop Environment Development Continues, New Milestone Is Out Now
    Matthias Clasen has informed the community via an email announcement that the third milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.26 desktop environment is now ready for public testing. After a one day delay, GNOME 3.25.3 is now available, and it's the third development release of the upcoming GNOME 3.26 desktop environment that could be used by default in popular GNU/Linux distributions, such as the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) or Fedora 27, both due for release later this year. It brings a bunch of updates and new features to several of its components and apps.
  • Eight years since first release and still no usable theme?
    Well, let me be frank. Ever since gtk-3.0 I've been skeptical of it, especially of the theming aspect. In gtk-2 we had (and still have) many themes ranging from trash to excellent, almost every kind of taste could have been satisfied. Not so in gtk-3. First issue is constant changes to theming API, meaning that despite there being hundreds of themes, only handful of them actually work right :( And among them, I still have yet to find one that would work on my fairly usual 15,6″ laptop screen with 1366×768 px resolution. Basicaly I have two issues.

Microsoft Dirty Tricks and Entryism

Security: Windows Causes Chaos, Routers With Back Doors, Patching of UNIX/Linux

  • Traffic lights in Australia hit by WannaCry ransomware [Ed: Well, who uses Microsoft Windows to manage traffic?!?!]

    Radio station 3aw reports that dozens of pole based traffic calming measures are infected and that this came as a surprise to the local minister and Road Safety Camera Commissioner when radio reporters told him about it.

  • Honda shuts down factory after finding NSA-derived Wcry in its networks
    The WCry ransomware worm has struck again, this time prompting Honda Company to halt production in one of its Japan-based factories after finding infections in a broad swath of its computer networks, according to media reports. The automaker shut down its Sayama plant northwest of Tokyo on Monday after finding that WCry had affected networks across Japan, North America, Europe, China, and other regions, Reuters reported Wednesday. Discovery of the infection came on Sunday, more than five weeks after the onset of the NSA-derived ransomware worm, which struck an estimated 727,000 computers in 90 countries. The mass outbreak was quickly contained through a major stroke of good luck. A security researcher largely acting out of curiosity registered a mysterious domain name contained in the WCry code that acted as a global kill switch that immediately halted the self-replicating attack.
  • GhostHook: CyberArk finds new way to attack Windows 10

    Researchers at CyberArk Labs have discovered a new way of gaining access to the innards of Windows 10 64-bit systems that can bypass existing safeguards, including the kernel patch protection known as PatchGuard that Microsoft developed to improve system security.

  • John McAfee claims 'every router in America has been compromised' by hackers and spies

    Technology pioneer John McAfee believes that every home internet router in America is wide open to cyberattacks by criminal hackers and intelligence agencies. He makes the claim speaking after revelations from WikiLeaks that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) targets the devices.

  • 'Stack Clash' Smashed Security Fix in Linux
    What's old is new again: an exploit protection mechanism for a known flaw in the Linux kernel has fallen to a new attack targeting an old problem.
  • Continuous defence against open source exploits
    Register for next month's expo for the public sector DevOps community to hear key speakers from the front line of public sector digital transformation and see the latest technologies at first hand. Andrew Martin, DevOps lead in a major government department, has been added to the line-up of speakers to talk about the importance of getting the approach to security right with open source software.
  • IoT goes nuclear: creating a ZigBee chain reaction [iophk: "use 6lowpan instead"]

    If plugging in an infected bulb is too much hassle, the authors also demonstrate how to take over bulbs by war-driving around in a car, or by war-flying a drone.

  • Passengers given a freight as IT glitch knocks out rail ticket machines

    The network of machines are operated by the individual franchises, but share a common infrastructure from German software company Scheidt and Bachmann.

OpenBSD Development News

  • OpenBSD now has Trapsleds to make life harder for ROPers
  • Historical: My first OpenBSD Hackathon

    I was a nobody. With some encouragement, enough liquid courage to override my imposter syndrome, and a few hours of mentoring, I'm now doing big projects. The next time you're sitting at a table with someone new to your field, ask yourself: how can you encourage them? You just might make the world better.

    Thank you Dale. And thank you Theo.

  • Finish the link-kit job
    We've had the linkkit components in the tree for a while, but it has taken nearly 20 rounds between rpe/tb/myself to get the last few bits finished. So that the link kit is cleanly used at reboot, but also fits in with the practices kernel developers follow.