Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Thursday, 20 Jun 19 - 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

Gentoo Store: Closing its doors

Filed under
Gentoo

May 22, only 10 days away, will be the last day that the Gentoo Store will be open for business and accepting new orders.

Reasons to adopt Linux – part 94

Filed under
Linux

BEAR WITH US as we write one more story on the whole ‘Is Windows more or less expensive to run than Linux?’ debate.

Gates Says IPod Success Won't Last

Filed under
Microsoft
Mac

Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates says Apple Computer Inc. shouldn't get too comfortable atop the portable music playing world.

Psycho girlfriend on eBay promises 1-month fantasy

Filed under
Web

"Let me be your fantasy imaginary psycho girlfriend for a month. I am 29 years old, 115 pounds, with natural purple hair and a fascination with death. I am certifiably insane (copy of certificate available upon request)."

Linspire under new management

Filed under
Linux

Desktop Linux company Linspire has a new CEO after its founder and former CEO Michael Robertson stepped up to the role of chairman of the privately held company.

Senate Passes Real ID Act

Filed under
Security

The U.S. Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would create an electronic ID card designed to stop illegal immigrants from getting driver's licenses. The U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year passed its version of the bill, which was tacked onto a measure to pay for military activities in Iraq.

Firefox's flaws fixed in upgrade

Filed under
Software

The Mozilla Foundation has now recommended people upgrade to the latest version, Firefox 1.0.4, which is a security update.

Open-source divorce for Apple's Safari?

Filed under
KDE
Mac

Two years after it selected open-source rendering engine KHTML as the basis of its Safari Web browser, Apple Computer has proposed resolving compatibility conflicts by scrapping that code base in favor of its own.

M$ to simplify software licensing

Filed under
Microsoft

Microsoft has promised to publish a simplified version of its Product Use Rights document by July, in an effort to reduce confusion for customers.

IBM and Microsoft face WS-critics

Filed under
Misc

There was a showdown at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco yesterday afternoon, as executives from Microsoft and IBM faced criticism that its WS- web services specs are not pushed into standards processes early enough.

A Less-Public Path to Changes In Antitrust

Filed under
Microsoft

Throughout Microsoft Corp.'s long-running defense against charges that it broke antitrust laws was an intriguing subtext: Technology industries are so new and different that many aspects of traditional antitrust law don't apply.

Martin to Receive Mark Twain Prize

Filed under
Misc

Steve Martin, the "wild and crazy guy" who has spread his comic skills throughout all areas of the performing arts, has been selected to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Lawmakers Set Their Sights on Spyware

Filed under
Security

The new anti-spyware bill would significantly increase civil and criminal penalties for spyware distributors and creators. Illegal profits from spyware could be seized and given to improve law enforcement.

Google puts the brakes on Accelerator

Filed under
Web

Google has stopped downloads of Accelerator, blaming capacity problems, after some users complained their privacy had been invaded.

Time running out for M$

Filed under
Microsoft

Microsoft is under growing pressure to comply quickly with the European Commission's year-old antitrust ruling, an EU representative said on Wednesday.

M$ Launches Security Advisory

Filed under
Microsoft
Humor

Microsoft has unveiled a new security advisory service to plug the gap between public disclosure of a vulnerability and the availability of a patch.

AeroCool AeroPower black/silver line 550W

Filed under
Hardware
Reviews

Something new from the "I want, I want" dept.:

The power supply unit is the heart of every system and power demands keep on continuously rising on a daily basis. This certain fact requires that you will require something stronger regrettably to many enthusiasts. Why not combine something stronger with great aesthetics while upgrading? AeroCool has an answer for your next power supply upgrade, the AeroPower black/silver line 550W power supply unit.

M$ issues 'maximum severity' Windows alert

Filed under
Microsoft

Oh yeah, here's something new. Microsoft has warned of a flaw in its Windows operating system that could be exploited by hackers to remotely run malicious applications on a victim's PC.

Toshiba Expands HD DVD Capacity to 45GB

Filed under
Hardware

Backer of HD DVD technology announces boost that closes the significant capacity gap between rival next-generation optical discs.

Hitachi and Fujitsu tout new 100GB notebook drives

Filed under
Hardware

New drives are faster and offer faster media transfer rates, quieter running.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Alpine 3.10.0 released

We are pleased to announce the release of Alpine Linux 3.10.0, the first in the v3.10 stable series. Read more Also: Alpine Linux 3.10 Brings Support For Intel's IWD, Better Arm Support

Open Invention Network, the Linux-based patent non-aggression community, exceeds 3,000 licensees

OIN's mission is to enable Linux, its related software, and its programmers to develop and monetize without being hogtied by patent fights. In Linux's early years, this was a constant threat. Now, thanks largely to the OIN's efforts to get everyone to agree on the basic open-source principle -- that's it's better and more profitable to share than to cling to proprietary property -- open-source software has taken off in the marketplace. The OIN isn't the first to take this concept and apply it to the Unix/Linux operating system family. After Novell bought Unix from AT&T, rather than keep fighting with Berkeley Software Design Inc. (BSDO) over possible Unix IP rights violations in BSD/OS, an early, commercial BSD Unix, Noorda famously declared that he'd rather compete in the marketplace than in court. This Unix case was settled in 1994. That was a one off. The OIN, which has grown by 50% in the last two years, has turned patent non-aggression into policy for thousands of companies. By agreeing to the OIN license, members gain access to patented inventions worth hundreds of millions of dollars while promoting a favorable environment for Linux and related open source software. Read more

today's howtos

Leftovers: IBM, Mozilla and SUSE

  • What Is Razee, and Why IBM Open Sourced It
    The continuous delivery software that's been doing the heavy lifting on IBM's global Kubernetes platform is now open source.
  • View Source 5 comes to Amsterdam
    Mozilla’s View Source Conference is back for a fifth year, this time in Amsterdam, September 30 – October 1, 2019. Tickets are available now.
  • SUSE & SAP “A 20 years of Partnership”
  • SUSE on the IO500 List for HPC Storage
    If you haven’t been hanging around the Ceph world for a bit, you may not realize that Ceph was originally intended to provide a distributed file-system to service HPC clusters.  While this was the original intent, Ceph has taken a round-a-bout path to relevance in this space, especially given that we are only supporting multiple active MDS servers since the Luminous release.  The result is that we are, only now, really starting to see adoption in the HPC space, and mostly for the second tier storage needs. Enter, the science project.  Given an all-flash environment on SATA SSDS with a fast storage pool on Intel Optane for the metadata, would it be possible to provide a reasonable storage environment for HPC clusters?