Tag Archives: desktop

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"



the @LinuxLite gnu/linux #distro is almost a perfect #desktop

the @LinuxLite gnu/linux #distro is almost a perfect #desktop you just need a few tweaks

#aptitude install \
   xfce4-cpugraph-plugin \
   xfce4-netload-plugin \

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)



xfce panel plugins

xfce panel plugins

installed by default if you are using xubuntu but you’ll need to add them if you’re using opensuse xfce

# zypper install xfce4-panel-plugin-cpugraph 
# zypper install xfce4-panel-plugin-netload 
# zypper install xfce4-panel-plugin-systemload

its official if youve got a old low spec PC try xubuntu

its official ! if youve got a old low spec PC try the ubuntu alternatives like Lubuntu or Xubuntu.

NOTE: Standard Ed/X/Ubuntu releases have 9 month of maintenance and LTS releases have 3 years of support.


apple macbook defaults write hacks

apple macbook defaults write hacks including getting screenshots to save in a subdir


defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Pictures/Screenshots