Zorin OS 12 Lite Beta Adopts Xfce as Default Desktop Environment Instead of LXDE

Zorin Group is announcing today the release of a Beta version of the upcoming Zorin OS 12 Lite edition of the Ubuntu-based operating system, designed for old computers with low hardware specifications. The Zorin OS 12 operating system series were revealed last year in November, and, since then, the development team published both Business and Education edition with the promise that they are working as fast as possible to also release the Lite edition for those that want to install the Ubuntu-based distro on their old PCs from 5 or... Read more

Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Xfce Edition Beta Improves Whisker Menu, Adds LightDM

After announcing the release of the Beta milestone of the upcoming KDE edition of the Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” operating system, Clement Lefebvre announced the availability of Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Xfce Edition Beta release. Just like the KDE edition, the Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Xfce Edition is now in Beta, based on the Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system and shipping with the Linux 4.8 kernel packages provided by Canonical through the HWE (hardware enablement) kernel from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) series. The biggest changes of the... Read more

How To Find The List Of Installed Repositories From Commandline In Linux

This brief tutorial explains how to find the list of installed repositories from command line in different Linux platforms. Finding installed repositories from command line mode is not only easier, but also faster method than… The post How To Find The List Of Installed Repositories From Commandline In Linux appeared first on OSTechNix. Read more

Gnome Pomodoro – A Timer to Help Increase Your Productivity

I have written about apps that will help you concentrate by playing ambient noises e.g. Focusli and ANoise. This time around I’m introducing to you a timer app. It is based on the Pomodoro technique developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s and you might have come across it before (perhaps as a Chrome extension). […] Read more

CopyQ -An Advanced Clipboard Manager for Linux

CopyQ is an advanced clipboard manager with editing and scripting features, that lets you intelligently manipulate your system’s clipboard content and use it within a wide range of applications. It monitors your system’s clipboard and saves its content in a way you can later paste it directly into another application. CopyQ’s copied content can be: […] Read more

Microsoft Re-Releases Windows Telemetry Updates KB2952664 and KB2976978

Microsoft has quietly re-released 2 updates to Windows systems, though there’s a good chance that only a few users would end up installing them because they’re not enabled by default. The two updates are KB2952664 and KB2976978 and are aimed at Windows 7 and 8.1 respectively, with Microsoft explaining in the rather vague description posted on the official KB pages that they’re only supposed to be installed on systems enrolled in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program. In other words, they’re telemetry updates that help Microsoft collect data from systems... Read more

Getting started with Go

From Reddit to Red Hat, Go is in charge of critical systems across the web. Go is also a notable member of an emerging generation of languages. “A good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile but the traffic jam.” —Frederik Pohl read more Read more

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 716

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Slackel 7.0 “Live Openbox”News: Ubuntu works with GNOME on HiDPI, backports live kernel patches, openSUSE 42.3 uses rolling development model, feren OS becomes rolling-releaseQuestions and answers: Kernel blobs and getting rid of themReleased last week: KaOS 2017.06, ROSA R9 “LXQt”, MX Linux…. Read more

How to Recover Android Settings and Data with Google Backup

This post was first published in Dec 2012 and was updated in June 2017 It’s all too easy to do a simple swipe on your Android device and delete something important – be it a contact, text message or everything on your phone. Thankfully, in the modern digital world, things are rarely lost forever. Whether you consider that a scary or beautiful thought is a matter of personal preference, but either way it’s good to know that you can regain what you have lost. Here’s how to recover various settings and... Read more