Emmabuntüs : A Debian Based Distro For Older And Refurbished PCs

Emmabuntüs is a lightweight Debian based distro which is ideal for older PCs. It is designed for reusing older PCs and thereby reducing e-waste. (A list of minimum system requirements can be found here). It is also widely used by various humanitarian organizations worldwide mainly the Emmaus communities – a French charity movement from which the distro name is derived. Download the ISO directly...

elementary OS : A Quick Look At This Desktop Linux Distro

elementary OS is an Ubuntu based distro for desktops. It is suitable for users who would like to use Linux without a steep learning curve and is visually very polished. However it is not for older PCs as it requires a minimum of 4 GB of RAM, about 15 GB of disk space and a relatively newer CPU like Intel i3 or higher. A full list of system requirements can be found here. Download and install it from...

How To Use Screen Command In Linux For Managing Remote SSH Sessions

A useful Linux command to run different commands on remote server when logged in via SSH is screen. This command is also very useful when your SSH connection drops and you want to resume from where you left. The screen command as the name suggests creates and manages different screens or terminals (similar to different workspaces but for the command line). You can then run different commands in each...

How To Configure Notification Settings In Lubuntu 19.04

The desktop environment in Lubuntu 19.04 is LXQt which is lightweight and easy to configure. They way notifications appear can be changed so that they can remain visible for a select time period, where they appear and so on. Here is how to change them: From the Lubuntu start menu, choose Preferences > LXQt settings > LXQt Configuration Center. Then choose Desktop Notifications. Over here,...

How To Add Virtual Desktops In Bodhi Linux

Bodhi Linux the minimalistic Linux distro by default has two virtual desktops (workspaces). Just like in other distros like Linux Mint and Ubuntu, you can add more desktops/workspaces here too. Here is how: Access Settings from the main menu and choose Settings Panel. From the horizontal sidebar, scroll over to Screen. Choose Virtual Desktops from that section. The cool thing about adding virtual...

Void Linux : An Independent Lightweight Linux Distro

Void Linux is an independent Linux distribution suited for more experienced users. It is not based on any other popular distros like Debian or Arch and instead of systemd,  it uses runit for managing system services which is considered far more better. So if you are an experienced Linux user and want to try out a new independent distribution, Void Linux can be a good option. It can even support embedded...