Zinc 22.04

Zinc is a new Linux distribution based on Ubuntu LTS with Xfce desktop. It is based on Xubuntu but aims to provide a more functional desktop with better defaults.

This distribution is for people who prefer traditional desktops. Snap and Flatpak packages are not included by default. They can be installed if needed. DEB version of Firefox is installed from Mozilla’s repositories.

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Ubuntu 22.04 Tips & Tricks

Updated April 24

Ubuntu 22.04 was released this Thursday. It seems to be the most significant Ubuntu release since Ubuntu 16.04. Most of the issues related to workflow and performance have been fixed in the Gnome 42 release. The main Ubuntu distribution (with some tweaks and extensions) is finally usable as a daily driver.

This article provides some tips to set up your new system. You can run the commands given here directly, or download the scripts to modify and run.

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UMix 21.10

Update: UMix has been discontinued since October 2021 due to a number of issues with Unity desktop on Ubuntu 22.04. There is almost no development happening on Unity 7 and it seems unlikely that these bugs will be fixed in future Ubuntu releases 🙁

Please try the official Ubuntu Unity Remix if you need an alternative.

UMix 21.10 is now available based on Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri).

UMix is a remixed version of Ubuntu with Unity 7 desktop for Intel/AMD laptops and desktops.

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