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In a previous article, I explained how I refurbish old dual-core computers ranging from roughly five to 15 years old. Properly restored, these machines can host a fully capable lightweight Linux distribution like Mint/Xfce, Xubuntu, or Lubuntu and perform everyday tasks. But what if you have a really old computer gathering dust in your attic or basement?
Work on the upcoming Xfce 4.16 desktop environment continues in 2020 with a lot of new features and improvements that the community can test drive using the Xfce 4.15 development branch.
GRUB is a boot loader that functions to prepare the operating system when the computer is turned on. Usually, we can see the default grub display on Ubuntu Linux with various menus. If you install more than 1 operating system on Ubuntu. You can choose the operating system to run through GRUB when booting.
Various types of Linux distributions have different views. In addition, the default application for each Distro may also be different. Usually every Linux distribution has its own default application. But sometimes there are some default applications that are not suitable for me as a user.
Are you bored with the default Ubuntu Grub display? If so, then you can replace it with themes provided for Grub in Gnome Look. On this site, there are many grub themes that you can use to enhance the appearance of Grub on Ubuntu.
The Xfce desktop has a specific, self-stated goal: to be fast on a system with low resources while being visually appealing and user-friendly. It's been the de facto choice for lightweight Linux distributions (or remixes) for years and is often cited by its fans as a desktop that provides just enough to be useful, but never so much as to be a burden.
I get questions like the title of this post, while reading in the Q&A forum. Actually, a lot of Linux distributions are lightweight and can be used on old computers. You can read the article I wrote about "Some lightweight Linux distributions for old computers" in the previous post.
As a Linux user, I imagine running a Linux distribution on an Android device. We know that most Linux distributions are made for desktop computers.
With the Planning Phase and Dependency Freeze development stages behind them, the Xfce developers have officially kicked off the development phase of the upcoming Xfce 4.16 desktop environment.
VLC can be used to play YouTube videos but is a troublesome process that requires many clicks. Here is how to automate playing YouTube videos on VLC.
Xubuntu 19.10 has been released today as part of the Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) operating system, a major release that brings new features and improvements.
I put this article in the label Story, because I don't really know for sure when I can resolve errors in xfce desktop on Xubuntu 18.04 that I use. At that time, when I wanted to set a wallpaper on the Xubuntu desktop, right-click on the desktop didn't work. Finally, I tried changing the wallpaper via Settings Manager in Xfce. However, that also didn't work, when I chose other wallpapers, I didn't see the wallpaper change on the desktop.
With the release of the Xfce 4.14 desktop environment out the door, the development team already started work on the next stable update, Xfce 4.16, which should have a shorter release cycle.
Simon Steinbei? of Xfce, Dalton Durst of UBports, KDE Applications, CutiePi Open Source Tablet, Huawei To Create Open Source Foundation, Rust Removes Linux Support, Stranded Deep Survival Game Fix
Hop from 4.12 to 4.14 fixes 'a boatload of bugs'. Hooray! In contrast to the frenetic pace of updates now typical in the software industry, the team behind Xfce, a lightweight desktop for Linux, have released version 4.14 nearly four-and-a-half years since the last stable release, 4.12.…
Four more years! Four more years! Svelte Linux desktop Xfce gets first big update since 2015. Hop from 4.12 to 4.14 fixes 'a boatload of bugs'. Hooray!
After almost 4 and a half years in development, the Xfce 4.14 desktop environment has been released and it's packed with lots of new features and improvements.
XFCE is one of the best Linux desktop environments, its lightness, fast performance and High customization capability, made it very popular among Linux users, especially those with weak hardware. Despite the slow development of the project, we are
surprised from time to time with new and impressive versions that bring with it a lot of improvements and new features. Today, after more than four years of development, the xfce team is giving the Linux community Xfce version 4.14 in a new look, which according to the news page of the official website. its main highlights is as follows...
Debain's latest version 10.1 will be released next month
The user revolts against KDE 4, Gnome 3, and Unity have left desktop Linux developers with a fear of innovation, exactly when that’s what’s needed.
Last night I upgraded Xubuntu 18.04 with the latest package, but there are some error notifications when new packages are installed. Based on info from system notifications, the Window Manager (xfwm4) that I use on Xubuntu crashes. And this causes the desktop environment (xfce4) on Xubuntu become an error.
I wrote this, based on the problem that I found when using Ubuntu with the XFCE4 desktop environment. In XFCE4, the panel is one of the important things that can be used to manage several features such as menu selection, volume settings, network, time, and others.
Gnome-Pie is one of the most unique and beautiful launchers that you can use to create shortcuts from frequently used applications. This application can replace other launchers such as Docky, Plank, Unity launcher, etc. If you like a clean desktop display, maybe you will like Gnome Pie.
EndeavourOS promises to provide an easier way to install and use Arch Linux just as Antergos did. Their commitment is to answer each and every question in a friendly manner so that users can learn Arch easily and quickly.
I am a Linux Distro user who uses the XFCE Desktop Environment. There are a few obstacles when I change the theme on the distro used.When opening a browser using Firefox, some of the text fields appear to be black as shown below.
As a computer user, sometimes I miss for the times when I was using a tube screen computer. The first time I got to know a computer was when playing at a friend's house. At that time I was in elementary school. My friend introduced an old computer device with a black and white screen. We both often play Prehistorik 2 and car racing games on weekends.
This article explains how to use a livestream as a desktop wallpaper on GNOME, Xfce or bspwm with X11 (it does not work with Wayland). The live video stream can be any stream you like (a live city cam or the ISS live feed for example), as long as it's supported by Streamlink.
Tor Browser 8.5, Kali Linux 2019.2, BlackArch Linux, Tails 3.14, SouthEast LinuxFest, Elisa 0.4.0, Drill Search, GitHub Launches Sponsorship Program, US v. Huawei, Humble Bundles (games and books)
News briefs for May 20, 2019.
There are numerous ways to spruce up the XFCE terminal. For those who want to tweak their terminal, here are five great XFCE terminal themes to check out.
Xubuntu 19.04 arrived as part of the Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) operating system series bringing some important changes to this lightweight official Ubuntu Linux flavor.
Just because you are using XFCE doesn't mean it has to be ugly. Looking to spice up the look of your XFCE desktop? There're plenty of XFCE themes around.
News briefs for March 11, 2019.
on DL108 - An Interview with Erich Eickmeyer of Ubuntu Studio. Makulu Linux, GNOME 3.32, IPFire 2.21. New PC offering from ZaReason. nVidia overclocking tool. Linux Gaming news and much more.
MX Linux 18 codename Continuum has been released, this release features Xfce 4.12 as default environment include xfce4 component, based on Debian 9.6 scratch and powered by Linux Kernel 4.19 series, which means that it offers support for the latest hardware components available on the market.
On DL103, we discuss a new distro, Septor Linux. We check out some sneak peeks for GIMP, Thunderbird, Raspberry Pi and more. We talk about some Linux Gaming news and much more!
We are proud to announce the new release of CAELinux 2018, which is based on Xubuntu 16.04 and which contains a full suite of open-source simulation tools for FEA, CFD or multi-physics simulation, but also a large panel of other engineering software for CAD-CAM and 3D printing, electronics, mathematics and programming. CAELinux 2018 represents a complete rebuild of the distribution that started in 2017 with up-to-date software and we hope that you will enjoy it. This release is available as usual in the form of an live DVD image for AMD/Intel 64-bit CPUs that can be burned on a DVD or installed on a USB key for 'mobile' use and testing and then installed on hard-disk for best performance.
Archman 2019.01 is now available for download. Archman GNU/Linux is an Arch Linux-based distribution which features the Calamares system installer and a pre-configured desktop environment. Archman also features the Octopi package manager to make installing new software easier.
News briefs for January 2, 2019.
Xfce 18.0.1 stable release is out and ready for you, not big improvement, only a refreshed ISO; the only change is the switch into matcha-sea theme.
Tux Linux 18.04 is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, built on top of Ubuntu minimal and uses XFCE as the main desktop environment. Built on top of Ubuntu minimal with the lightweight & stable XFCE (xubuntu-desktop-minimal) as the main desktop environment.
We are pleased to offer MX-18 Continuum. MX-18 offers the following features: Updated packages - the latest updates from Debian 9.6 'Stretch', antiX and MX repositories. The new kernels feature Meltdown and Spectre mitigation, even on the 32-bit kernel. The 32-bit ISO image has a PAE kernel for RAM usage above 4 GB. Easily change kernels, say to the latest 'liquorix' kernel or downgrade to Debian 'stable' kernel (4.9) with MX Package Installer.
Linux Mint 19.1 "Tessa" Xfce released! The Update Manager is able to list mainline kernels and to show their support status. A new button was added to make it easier to remove unused kernels. The Software Sources tool was given a new look. Similar to the welcome screen, it’s now using an Xapp sidebar and a headerbar...
This guide covers the steps necessary for installing and configuring VNC server on a Ubuntu 18.04 system. We will also show you how to securely connect to the VNC server through an SSH tunnel.
One of the nicest things about Linux (and open source software in general) is the freedom to choose among different alternatives to address our needs.
I've been using Linux for a long time, but I was never entirely happy with the desktop environment options available. Until last year, Xfce was the closest to what I consider a good compromise between features and performance. Then I found i3, an amazing piece of software that changed my life.
News briefs for July 17, 2018.
on TWinL31: Linux Mint 19, ElementaryOS Juno, GIMP 2.10.4, Redcore Linux, SUSE Acquired, Kdenlive's Request for Beta Testing, EU Copyright Reform, Ubuntu Studio's Audio Production Guide and much more
The MATE edition has polished off more bugs than before and I can't really think of a bad thing to say about it. The Xfce edition is largely at the same high quality as before, while the Cinnamon edition is more stable than when I last tried it.
Let's look back at what Opensource.com readers were most interested in the week of June 25-July 1.
For several reasons (including curiosity), a few weeks ago I started using Xfce as my Linux desktop. One reason was trouble with background daemons eating up all the CPU and I/O bandwidth on my very powerful main workstation. Of course, some of the instability may be due to my removal of some of the RPM packages that provide those background daemons. However, even before I?removed the RPMs, the fact is KDE was unstable and causing performance and stability issues. I needed to use a different desktop to avoid these problems.
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