May 29, 2017

It's not just Windows anymore: Samba has a major SMB bug

First, it was Microsoft's turn to deal with a terrible SMB security hole, WannaCry. Now, it's the open-source SMB server Samba's turn.

The other week, Microsoft got its security teeth kicked in when an old SMB security hole was exploited by the WannaCry ransomware attack. This week, it's the turn of Samba, the popular open-source SMB server.

Like the WannaCry security hole, the good news is the

May 29, 2017 20:16

May 27, 2017

Distro watch for Ubuntu lovers: What's ahead in Linux land

With the death of Unity, Canonical will focus more attention on Ubuntu servers, Ubuntu in the cloud and Ubuntu in the so-called Internet of Things.

Even if you give Canonical the benefit of the doubt - that it will continue working on desktop Ubuntu - at the very least, desktop Ubuntu's future looks uncertain.

Post Unity, how will the transition to GNOME work? Will existing Unity users be "upgraded" to GNOME with 17.10? Canonical is reportedly plotting out solutions to much of this uncertainty right now, but for users, the uncertainty

May 27, 2017 13:54

May 24, 2017

Fantastic Linux Games and Where to Find Them

Linux and Games? Once upon a time, it was hard to imagine these two going together. Then time passed and a lot of things happened. Fast-forward to the present, there are thousands and thousands of games available for Linux and more are being developed by both big game companies and independent developers.

Gaming on Linux is real now and today we are going to see where you can find games for Linux platform and hunt down the games that you like.

Where to download Linux games?

May 24, 2017 09:21

May 22, 2017

Svenska Linuxföreningen

Kallelse till Svenska Linuxföreningens medlemsmöte 15 september

Svenska Linuxföreningens har medlemsmöte 15 september kl 21.00 i föreningens IRC-kanal. Ytterligare ett år (och lite till) har gått och nu är det dags för årsstämma i Svenska Linuxföreningen. Vi hälsar dig välkommen till vår årsstämma i vår IRC-kanal. Mer info om hur du kopplar upp dig mot IRC står nedan.

av mathiasfriman den May 22, 2017 13:44

May 21, 2017

Lubuntu Vs. Xubuntu

Over the years, Lubuntu and Xubuntu have been two popular flavors that have provided an alternative to a lot of folks who have preferred something other than vanilla Ubuntu with the Unity desktop. Lubuntu and Xubuntu have been the choice of Linux enthusiasts and users who would rather have a lean or lightweight Linux distro or one that will provide the best performance on an old desktop or laptop. But how do these two distros compare, which one would I recommend and why? Let’s read along as I weigh the strengths and weaknesses of these two awesome Ubuntu flavors.


May 21, 2017 17:11

Top 10 Linux distros for developers in 2017

Meet the distros that are coder-friendly

More popular versions of Linux such as Ubuntu focus on enhancing the user experience by automatically updating packages and providing flashy, resource-heavy GUIs.

While user-friendly distributions (distros) certainly have their place, in this guide, we've tried to get back to the glory days when developers would customise their Linux build. These Linux distros allow you to fine-tune your development environment so whether you're a veteran programmer or relative newcomer, you can get on with your coding.

In short, whatever your programming preferences, you’ll find a distro to suit your needs in this

May 21, 2017 12:30

May 19, 2017

elementary OS Loki 0.4.1 Linux distro now available for download

Despite the death of Unity, there is still no shortage of desktop environments for Ubuntu. In fact, there are some Linux-based operating systems that exist mostly to provide an arguably better environment and experience. Two good examples of this are Linux Mint and elementary OS. While these distros are more than just Ubuntu with an alternative DE, the UI is largely the star of the show. While Mint caters to folks that have trouble moving beyond the interfaces of yesteryear, elementary instead focuses on a forward-looking experience.

Today, elementary OS Loki -- the latest version of the operating system -- reaches a new milestone. Release 0.4.1 adds many new features, including an updated 4.8 kernel, improved

May 19, 2017 19:05