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Announcing the release of Regolith 1.4 on 20.04 with amd64 and architectures. Many thanks to contributors that helped to make this happen!

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Hello Mastodon!

If you don't know me, I'm a super easy to use Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and GNOME with a i3 tiling window manager as the default desktop.

With me, you will learn fast how to use more your keyboard (and less your mouse).

I'm a standalone distribution but I can also be installed on you standard Ubuntu through a PPA.

Thanks to the fantastic work of contributors, the Regolith website is now available in Deutsch, Español, Magyar, and Français!

Thanks for the kind words @efish__ 🙂
RT @efish__
Great work @RegolithL - If, like me, you love i3 WM but don't have a day free (/can't be arsed) to get it set up check out this amazing tiling wm for . After a month you will look at GNOME in horror.

RT @opensourcefeed
Regolith - An i3 + GNOME desktop environment is added to our gallery. Please help to review & let us know if any scope for improvement. with @RegolithL

Welcome to @moritzheiber as a new contributors to Regolith Linux!

He's understanding Debian packaging very well as you can witness in this tooth:

I've been "paying" for @Mastodon since about 3 years now ($20 each month), and I've started paying an equal share for @regolith since last month.

I believe in free software, in open source and in solidarity over charity, however, the people giving you these choices and the ability to abstain from services run by for-profit, commercial, capitalistic conglomerates need to make a living too ..

Give it a thought and use your privilege to contribute as well, if you can afford it 👍


Thanks everyone. Only 502 followers still needed to pass our own Twitter account!

I uploaded my first project to source hut! It's called relogen and it generates themes for @regolith by setting a random wallpaper from a folder and sampling it's colors using pywal.
Check it out here:

Making productive workflows more accessible to everyone is a primary goal of Regolith. We're happy to hear it's working for you Vishnu!
RT @AsyncIdeas
Installed regolith Linux today. It has been a wonderful experience. I have always wanted to try i3 but it had a learning curve but regolith has made it super easy. Thank you so much @RegolithL

Looks like a fine spot indeed Jason!
RT @jasonjpeters
Isolation has me in one of my favourite spots. @RegolithL

RT @zekjur
Announcing a new release of distri, my research linux distribution project for faster package management: effortlessly saturates Gigabit (and faster!) connections, resulting in super fast install and update speed!

I spent way too much time on desktop vanities today, but it was just too compelling.
Here is my very first bash script in action. It generates @regolith themes from the wallpaper using pywal. #theWorkshop

We're looking for help translating the new site into other languages. If you'd like to help out but are unsure of where to start, please comment on your issue of interest and we'll work with you!


Regolith Linux ISO R1.4.1 has been released and is available for download via GitHub. This is a bug fix release and addresses issues with touchpad, encrypted rootfs, status indicators, and system tray.


Release Notes:

Thanks for the warm feedback @serpiko !
RT @serpiko
for the past 5 years I've been using i3 as my tiling window managers of choice for my linux distros.
recently I discovered something really cool on top of i3wm: a complete distro, Regolith Linux, and I'm in love with it.
thankyou guys, you did an outstanding work

My next Linux laptop (must be 1kg max and I will anyway reinstall @regolith on top).

Need thin, light, best battery and best keyboard.

A very interesting piece by @lawzava that rates desktop OSs from the perspective of a professional that uses a computer to get work done but is not overly technical. It's written and structured very well, check it out!

Another quality edition of Linux++. This particular issue covers the Regolith 1.4 update, and covers it well!
RT @linux_plus_plus
The latest edition of Linux++ is out now on @FrontPageLinux! I hope you enjoy this week's content and I thank you for your continued support, it is seriously humbling and overwhelming. Please continue to stay safe and healthy out there!

I realize that @regolith is hitting perfectly the sweet spot for older geeks who spent nights customizing their desktop while younger but are now with different priorities (family, job, sleeping).

You can still have the geek factor, the tiled windows, the ricing, the shortcuts, the config with @regolithOnStage, all of that with a very easy and and flat learning curve.

If you sometimes regret your previous geek life, give Regolith a try ;-)

Nice article, not because of the points but because it illustrates well what choices the Linux desktop is offering:

RT @RegolithOnStage
Here it is! Regolith On Stage v0.5 with i3 bar block management, desktop integration and more. All available via a PPA. Get it now: Release notes here: More ricing, still no staging!

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