Category Archives: Linux

Linux Mint Debian Edition LMDE 4 is out

Linux Mint Debian Edition LMDE 4 is out

LMDE 4 is finally here, leaving the beta testing state. It is based on Debian 10 "Buster", and code named Debbie. LMDE 3 users can upgrade their devices to this newer release without reinstalling the OS.

Xfce’s Whisker Menu Plugin Got Major Feature Overhaul

Xfce’s Whisker Menu Plugin Got Major Feature Overhaul

In Xfce, which is the desktop environment I prefer for now for my Linux distros, it is possible to have two types of apps menu. The first is the classic one, which shows a drop down list of app categories but has poor customization options. The other, Whisker Menu plugin implements a more modern apps menu with a search bar, favorites, customizable appearance and tracking of frequent apps. Starting in version 2.4.0, the Whisker Menu plugin has received plenty of new options.

Linux Mint LMDE 4 Beta is available

Linux Mint LMDE 4 Beta is available

Today, the Linux Mint released a beta version of the Debian-based distro 'LMDE'. It has the 'Debbie' code name. LMDE aims to be as similar as possible to Linux Mint, but without using Ubuntu for the package base.

Xfce Has Received Client-Side Decorations

Xfce Has Received Client-Side Decorations

My favorite (and the best in my opinion) Linux desktop environment 'Xfce' recevied client-side decorations (CSD), which actively used in Gnome 3. The change has landed on the pre-release 4.15 branch of Xfce, which will be used to form the stable Xfce 4.16 release.