Category Archives: Linux

GTK3-based XFCE4 4.14 is out, here are the changes

GTK3-based XFCE4 4.14 is out, here are the changes

XFCE4 is my favorite desktop environment. I find it the most stable and useful amongst all other desktop environments available for Linux. It is solid, fast and most importantly, it follows the traditional desktop UI paradigm with a taskbar (panel), system tray, desktop icons and a launcher/menu. The latest version 4.14 of XFCE4 is finally here!

Automatically Remove Old Kernels in Linux Mint

Automatically Remove Old Kernels in Linux Mint

How to Automatically Remove Old Obsolete Kernels in Linux Mint

Starting in Linux Mint 19.2 you can set the OS to automatically remove obsolete kernel versions and dependencies. The new Update Manager app comes with the appropriate option. It is disabled by default. Here is how to enable it.

Upgrade Linux Mint to Linux Mint 19.2 Tina

Upgrade Linux Mint to Linux Mint 19.2 Tina

How to upgrade Linux Mint to Linux Mint 19.2 'Tina'

If you are a Linux Mint user, you are probably aware of the ability to upgrade the installed version to the next release. In case of Linux Mint 19.2, you can easily upgrade previous versions including version 19 and 19.1 of the OS.

Linux Mint 19.2 Stable Released

Linux Mint 19.2 Stable Released

The popular Linux Mint distro is out of the BETA testing, so it is possible to upgrade your computer to version 19.2 of the OS. Here are some details.

Linux Kernel 5.2 is Out with Case Insensitive Ext4 Option

Linux Kernel 5.2 is Out with Case Insensitive Ext4 Option

Usually I do not cover Linux kernels releases here, but version 5.2 is something special. Besides various performance improvements, new drivers and APIs, it is the first version of the kernel to feature a case insensitive Ext4 file system option.

Linux Mint 19.2 Will Bring Improvements to Cinnamon and Nemo

Linux Mint 19.2 Will Bring Improvements to Cinnamon and Nemo

Cinnamon is Linux Mint's flagship desktop environment. Started as a Gnome 3 fork, now it is fully independent. Cinnamon brings modern technologies to the Linux desktop while retains the classic desktop paradigm with the taskbar, the app menu, and traditional window management. In addition to the new features revealed with the GitHub release of Cinnamon 4.2, there are a number of other improvements made to this DE and its primary file manager, Nemo.

Linux Mint 20+ won’t support 32-bit systems

Linux Mint 20+ won’t support 32-bit systems

Following the similar decision made by Canonical, the Linux Mint project will drop support for the 32-bit architecture. The change will affect Linux Mint 20 and above, which will be based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Cinnamon 4.2 Desktop Environment is out

Cinnamon 4.2 Desktop Environment is out

Cinnamon is Linux Mint's flagship desktop environment. Started as a Gnome 3 fork, now it is fully independent. Cinnamon brings modern technologies to the Linux desktop while retains the classic desktop paradigm with the taskbar, the app menu, and traditional window management. A new version of Cinnamon DE is available, featuring a number of new features and improvements.