antiX: A Lightweight Debian Based Distro For Desktops

antiX is a Debian based distro geared for older PCs that is easy to use and install. It needs a modest disk space of about 4 GB to install and a minimum of 256 MB RAM which makes it a good choice for really old or low-end PCs. Download the ISO from here. This example uses antiX-19 (Marielle Franco). Installation: To install it, boot into the live environment. antiX has its environment – antiX...

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...

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,...

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...

How To Change Location Of User Folders In Lubuntu 18.10

Lubuntu is a lightweight Ubuntu distribution for older PCs. With the latest 18.10 release that has LXQt desktop, it makes it easy to change the location of personal files and folders. Here is how : From the start menu, go to Preferences > LXQt settings Next, click on LXQt Configuration Center. Then select Session Settings. Over...

Q4OS : A Lightweight And Easy To Use Debian Based Linux Distro

If you have a PC running Windows XP/7 and want to switch to a similar environment but Linux based, give Q4OS a go. Based on Debian Stretch, Q4OS aims to be a substitute for Windows XP/7 desktops and offers commercial support too for businesses. Through KDE, it makes user environment very similar to that when using XP or Windows 7 and can be a good alternative when starting with using a Linux desktop. It...