When most people talk of Linux, they are always referring to a Linux distribution. However, this is not the case. Linux itself is a kernel which acts as a bridge between user applications and the hardware. When we talk of a Linux distribution, we refer to an operating system developed from the Linux kernel. A distribution comes with a package manager, pre-installed applications, a Desktop Environment, and several more features.
Sometime back, the process of installing an operating system required users to pop a bootable media disk into their DVD or CD drive and use it to boot the PC. But times have changed. Nowadays, the most common way of installing an OS is booting from a USB drive. The use of USB drives is further propelled by the current production of slim and lightweight laptops with no support for DVD/CD drives.
MX Linux is a popular Linux distribution based on Debian stable. Hence as Debian shifts from one Stable release to the next, so does MX Linux come out with a new version based on the latest Debian release. Also, just like Debian, each MX release is supported for 4 - 5 years. From a technical standpoint, you don't need to update to the latest MX version as soon as it's out.
One of the most beautiful things about Linux is that it can deliver fluid performance even on low-tier hardware. You don't need 16GB of RAM or a quad-core processor just to browse the web. Ubuntu - one of the most popular Linux Distro can run perfectly well with a simple 2GHz dual-core system racking no more than 4GB of RAM and just needs a minimum of 25GB storage space.
Vim is one of the most popular and celebrated text editors in the history of Linux. For those of you who don't know, Vim is a command-line based text editor that has been around for a very long time. People who use Vim often swear by it, and there are justifiable reasons as to why Vim is such a legendary editor. First, a little introduction:
If you found a software setup file ending with the format (.deb) then this means the file is a Debian package that is designed especially for Debian based machines. If you are a newbie to Linux this may seem a little bit annoying because you may need some extra steps to install those Debian packages. But do not worry we are here to help you do so.
There are many choices for desktop environments for Linux based operating systems. Mainly, you can install any DE of your choice on most of the Linux based distributions, even if they are not offered as a package officially. In our recent articles, we discussed the best of KDE and Cinnamon. In this article, we wish to present to you the top reasons why you should consider Xfce as your desktop environment.