Tag Archives: desktop

windows desktop ! dev with gcc

although we are normally focused on server dev i though it might be worth posting this since native desktop C++ development seems to be making a bit of a comeback as a side effect of growth of ardunio, arm & IOT







wow a foldable monitor from @iiyama

wow a foldable monitor from @iiyama the GX32ZZHS-B


windows 7 users welcomed by linuxliteos 4.8 gnu/linux desktop

windows 7 users welcomed by linux lite os 4.8 gnu/linux desktop – the free libre open source desktop DESIGNED to help you transition off unsupported windows 7

LINUXLITE OS would like to take this opportunity to welcome all Windows 7 people who have come here to find a simple, fast and free alternative to Windows 7 which has reached its end of life and no longer provides security updates. Linux Lite makes the transition to a linux based operating system by offering a full, Microsoft compatible Office suite, familiar software like Firefox, Chrome, Teamviewer, VLC as well as full system back up tools, a comprehensive – easy to follow Help Manual to guide you on your journey

tails is the amnesic incognito private and secure live desktop that runs from a USB stick

tails is the amnesic incognito private and secure live desktop that runs from a USB stick

and some great info and warning on how to be secure as possible

red hat gnu/linux distros & the xfce desktop environment

red hat gnu/linux distros & the xfce desktop environment

according to red hat you can only install from http://www.xfce.org/download

but if you add the fedoraproject EPEL repo you can install xfce desktop onto oracle linux 7 (and red hat ?)

# wget https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
# yum install epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
# yum groupinstall xfce

then logout click options and choose xfce session instead of gnome and login

# yum repolist
Loaded plugins: langpacks, ulninfo
repo id                    repo name                                                                         status
epel/x86_64                Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 7 - x86_64                                    13,174
ol7_UEKR5/x86_64           Latest Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 for Oracle Linux 7Server (x86_64)     125
ol7_developer_EPEL/x86_64  Oracle Linux 7Server Development Packages (x86_64)                                26,135
ol7_latest/x86_64          Oracle Linux 7Server Latest (x86_64)                                              12,818
repolist: 52,252

BTW if you are using centos you can simply use rpm / yum

# yum install epel-release
# yum groupinstall "X Window system"
# yum groupinstall "Xfce"


Linux Lite 4 GNU/Linux release schedule and download #linux #gnu/linux #desktop #osde

Linux Lite 4 GNU/Linux release schedule and download #linux #gnu/linux

Release Schedule

  • Linux Lite 4.0 ‘Diamond’ Release – 1st June 2018
  • Linux Lite 4.2 Release – 1st November 2018
  • Linux Lite 4.4 Release – 1st April 2019
  • Linux Lite 4.6 Release – 1st September 2019
  • Linux Lite 4.8 Release – 1st February 2020 (End of Support April 2023)