More than 1700 Games Available for Linux on Steam

Today, the 1700 mark has been crossed. There are currently 1703 games on Steam Store being able to natively run on Linux. It took just over three years to reach this mark, since the first release of Steam for Linux. It might seem like a lot of games considering the percentage of actual Linux computers running Steam games.

According to the Steam hardware and software survey that was taken in November 2015, only 0,98% of total operating systems accessing Steam games are Linux. 95.26% of them are Windows computers and there are ‘only’ about 7000 Windows-based games available on Steam.

HowTo Install Enlightenment 20 Deskop on Ubuntu/Linux Mint

One of the best things about Linux is providing the user with the freedom of choice. You can choose from a variety of desktop environments the one that perfectly suits your tastes and needs. The Enlightenment desktop is not for everyone, especially the new linux users, but it isn’t that complicated either. That’s because it offers powerful flexibility in how to setup and use your operating system. It’s also lightweight so it will run on older computers just as well as on powerful multi-core desktop systems.

Keep Your Old Computer Alive with Xubuntu Linux

Assuming you have a moderately old computer which acceptably runs Windows XP but is unable to run Windows 7 or older due to its limited hardware capabilities, what do you do in order to keep using that computer? You can’t keep using Windows XP because Microsoft has dropped update support and running an Windows XP computer online without security updates is pretty much suicide. You can’t install Windows 7 or higher because it will be slow as **** so the only thing you can do is switch to Linux.

Linux is a free, alternative operating system that allows you to use your computer just like you would in Windows. The only down side about Linux is poorer gaming support compared to Windows but you don’t mind that as your beat-up computer couldn’t handle gaming anyways.

Secure a SSH Login with Google Authenticator on Ubuntu 15.04

You can never be too careful when it comes to online security, especially if you’re dealing with highly sensitive data. Adding an extra layer of security to your linux server it can only be a good thing.

This guide works for Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10 and 15.04.

Google Authenticator is a security application which implements time-based security tokens and it’s also known as ‘two factor authentication’. Every time you’ll login through ssh, it will ask you for your username, password and security code which is generated every 30 seconds by the Google authenticator application. This means that even if an attacker knows your username and password, he will still won’t be able to login.

HowTo Setup OpenVPN on Ubuntu 15.04

Using a VPN is a great way to protect your privacy and security while using (for example) an unsecured wireless connection. VPN basically works like this: When you connect to a VPN, you usually launch a VPN client on your computer, log in with your credentials, and your computer exchanges trusted keys with a far away server. Once both computers have verified each other as authentic, all of your internet communication is encrypted and secured from eavesdropping.

There are a lot of paid VPN providers but we’ll take a look on how to install and use the free OpenVPN service with Ubuntu 15.04.

HowTo Install KDE Plasma 5.3 on Ubuntu 15.04

Ubuntu 15.04 is here, KDE has just released Plasma version 5.3, how do we get them to work together?

If you already have KDE (Kubuntu maybe?) installed, you need to run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

If you don’t have KDE installed, run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

How To Test a Server for SSL FREAK Vulnerability

Researchers disclosed a new SSL/TLS vulnerability — the FREAK attack. The vulnerability allows attackers to intercept HTTPS connections between vulnerable clients and servers and force them to use ‘export-grade’ cryptography, which can then be decrypted or altered.

A connection is vulnerable if the server accepts RSA_EXPORT cipher suites and the client either offers an RSA_EXPORT suite or is using a version of OpenSSL that is vulnerable to CVE-2015-0204. Vulnerable clients include many Google and Apple devices (which use unpatched OpenSSL), a large number of embedded systems, and many other software products that use TLS behind the scenes without disabling the vulnerable cryptographic suites.