Installing Linux Lite 4.8,formally Windows 12 Lite 4.8

Creating Windows 10 Environment replica in Linux

When this tutorial was originally posted I copied it to a html file onboard my pc just in case the developers were forced to change the page. I host none of the links to the OS , I have merely posted a tutorial to install a Linux OS with a few language corrections, and how to make it look like Windows.

That is, If you want too.
With that much said and without further ado, here we go.

This is the Lite 4.8 desktop with the Windows 10 background. You can change the backgrounds. Lite comes with a Welcome background of many languages and we have changed it to Windows 10 by adding it to the Pictures folder, then selecting it as background using the Desktop Settings. This desktop is far superior in every respect to Windows 10. This is not Microsoft it is now Windows 12 Lite.

This uses the Lite 4.8 LTS desktop and the Feather wallpaper as a background which we change to Windows 10 wallpaper. We show you how to make desktop slide show that cycle through the wallpapers changing with a preset time.

Lite’s 4.8 desktop is designed for those who migrate from Windows 7 with the Lite background. You just add it to your pictures then select it as background using System settings.

All the problems of the poor operating system are solved with Windows 12 Lite 4.8 a really great operating system.

It can also be a replacement for Windows 10 you can dual boot with Windows 10 and you will have a far better operating system this is one of the worlds fastest and best. If you just have Windows you can install on the whole disk or choose to boot alongside your Windows. 
Here you choose which operating system to boot with on this screen. This will be the very first screen you will see every time you start your dual boot system. If you do not automatically select a choice in 15 seconds then Windows 10, which is the primary partition, will be booted up.

If you want to make space for the installation and set the size by resizing a partition, or you want to add other operating systems as well then you choose first to install Lite as a live version. You then can modify your partitions by selecting the Menu and settings then run NTFS partitions which uses Gparted. 

You can search Google or Youtube for Gparted videos.

If the hard drive already has Windows installed, continue here.

When installing you have choices so you should choose Start Linux Lite. This installs in ram a Live version. You may use it as you usually do to find out how good the operating system so set your WiFi up start Firefox and enter in the address bar webhouses.co.uk/lite to come back to this page.

You can test it out by following all the procedures outlined below. Or use the Office to make documents and add photos in your Pictures folder. Remember though, your work is only in your ram and will disappear when you click on the Installer icon to start the installation. If you want to restore them after installation save the folders to a USB Flash or a Read Write DVD.

With Lite there is no need to buy anti-virus programs to help save you from the perils of Microsoft Windows. Anyway most experts say they are only 20% effective. You generally have to pay for software to run on Windows on this distro you can download more than 80,000 plus free programs through the software manager almost all superior than Windows equivalents.

We suggest you use this as it is the best operating system for Windows 7 users who want to have another similar desktop. It is the Windows 12 Lite 4.8 operating system. It is ideal also for older laptops and desktops. This desktop is chosen as it is very similar to Windows 10 with the panel at the bottom just like Windows and a Feather Menu  icon replacing the Windows icon on the left of the bottom panel. Just like Windows clicking on this Feather Menu  icon gives a Menu of programs. All the best programs are pre-installed on this smart intuitive desktop.

This traditional desktop similar to a Windows 10 Desktop is really easy to use and you can learn many of the powerful features in about five minutes. It has many features that Windows does not have. It is three times faster than Windows and for gamers it has a much higher definition and smoother. It is best installed alongside Windows on your hard drive as a dual boot allowing you to choose which operating system you want to use. When you click on Lite on the start screen it is really fast booting in 20 seconds on modern machines with SSD drives.

When you have tested the Live version you should be ready to install it now to your hard drive. You must first decide on whether you want to dual boot. This is the best option if you want to keep your Windows. When you duel boot you can save all your files from your Windows to your Lite desktop. You will see your Windows drive on the desktop so you can double click on it which fetches up the file manager in the Windows partition your files will be in the users folder. You just click on them and the appropriate program will be called to see them and you can edit and save your files to either system. If you have no more use for Windows then you will have a second choice of installing Lite on the whole hard drive and all Windows and it’s files will be erased.

To install click on the Installer icon on the desktop and just follow the instructions. The most important is the choice when you get to the installation options screen with the radio buttons. The first highlighted is for dual booting and will say found Windows do you want to install alongside. If this is not the case then you will need to stop the installation and make space either with Gparted in the Live Lite or go back to Windows and using Disk Management resize your NTFS Windows partition. The second option button is for installing on the whole hard drive. After installation it returns to the live screen so just remove the installation media and switch off. Switch on again and it will give you a choice if you have taken the duel boot option. You have 7 second to decide otherwise it will boot into Lite in about 20 seconds. If you have installed on the whole drive there is no option and will boot in about 20 seconds
After installation of Linux Lite you need to add the Windows 10 wallpaper so you can change the wallpaper to the Windows 10.

Now you save the Windows 10 image in your pictures folder. This is the image save it by right clicking on the image and choose save as then file it in your folder Pictures with the name superwindows.png

1. Go to the menu the Lite  icon the far left of the bottom panel and click then click on settings.

2. Next click on Desktop this will fetch up the Desktop wallpapers.

3.Now click on any of the wallpapers and your Desktop will change to the wallpaper.

Click apply to all workspaces and click “Close”.

Click on the Folder: xfce Change it to Other then select your Name on the left this then shows all your folders then click on Pictures. This will display all your pictures select superwindows.png the Windows 10 wallpaper you have previously saved in your pictures folder this will then be on your desktop.

Click on the Menu 

move to settings and scroll down to Settings Manager (Graphical Settings Manger) and click the Settings Manger will appear.

Then click on Power Manager then on display move the slider to never if you are on a desktop or a laptop set for 30 minutes this will avoid losing your screen and having to enter you password again.


Right click on Settings Graphical Manager and select add to desktop.

You will find your User Files icon on the desktop.

Now double click on this. Your Files Manager will appear.

1. On the left side you will see a File system that shows the Volumes/partitions. Click on the top line File and New Windows then you will have a second Files folder. Click on Pictures you will see your windowssuper.png that is your wallpaper. Right click and add Folder and name it as Pictures from Windows.

You will copy your Windows pictures into this folder click on the folder to open it then you will see an empty folder. Now click on Your Windows 7 volume in the other Files Window You will have to enter your password now to enter your Windows volume.

You will then see all the folders of your Windows 7 now click on Users then the Folder with your user name on. Click on Pictures and then right click to copy the folder, or use the short cut cntrl C. Now go to the other Files folder you have open hover over the empty space right click and then click paste, or use the short cut cntr V. Your Windows Pictures will be transferred to your Lite file system.

Now repeat 1. again this time for Documents putting them in your Documents folder on your Lite system. When they are copied you may copy Videos or any other folder you wish. If you choose to copy downloads then these will save in case your Windows files are corrupted, or you may try to run .exe files with PlayonLinux this is an application you can use to run Windows on the Lite desktop. Close the File Manager Windows when all the copying has been done.

Now let us load a program find in the Menu  in All Add/Remove Software right click on it and click on Add to Desktop. Then double click on the new Yellow Add/Remove icon on the desktop to start the Synaptics Package Manager.

Click on the search then Enter chrome when you see the chrome browser click on the selector then Mark for installation. Then on the top line Apply. The pop up next will say what is going to be installed click on Apply

Now let us install PlayonLinux. By installing with the terminal. This is far easier than using the Lite Synaptics Package Manager. Go to the Menu  Click on it to show all the Menu then settings and then Xfce Terminal. Click on it and enter in the terminal at the $sign. sudo apt install playonlinux.

You then need to enter your password. It will find the package and ask you to confirm click Y and it will install. After it has installed go again to the Menu 

Click on it to show all the
Menu and in the search bar type play then Playonlinux will be outlined in blue.

2. Right click the Blue Bar and click on Add to Desktop. Repeat this and add to the Panel.

Do this for apps that will be used often. So that when clicking on the panel, it  only requires one click.

To get to the Desktop, requires a double click action.

Now launch it by double clicking on the Desktop icon you have just added to your desktop.

PlayonLinux runs Windows programs on the Linux desktop it also has a lot of the usual Windows programs that are pre-installed

Repeat steps 1 to 2 in order to put on the desktop these most used apps. K3B (for writing DVD/CD’s (only needed if you have a cdrom.) There is already a DVD writer Xfburn on your menu so try both to see which suits you best. Skype, Whatsapp you will also need Whatsapp on your phone to work on your desktop as well.

These programs do not need to be installed as they are already on your Menu so you can add them to your Desktop if you want: Gimp (photo image writer like photoshop but quicker and better) VLC Media Player for sounds and radio, the Lite Package Installer where you can search for many programs.

Add the Lite Add/Remove Software Installer to your desktop try it out on a program that you have heard of. If you want to design websites then install Filezilla and Geany. You will find it useful to add them on the panel at the same time so they are grouped together, or you may wish to right click and move them within the panel.

The Lite Add/Remove Software Installer is not the best. See in the videos how to add another two better ones. You can also add other features it recommends.

You can see some videos of Linux Lite Windows 10 Replica here.  

If you want to have wallpapers that change every 10 minutes, or have a time set to change them?

Then it is very simple and we show you how 

You may find that the sound does not work if you are using a HDMI terminal. If you have this problem click on the Sound icon on the right of the bottom panel. Click on Audio Digital Stereo (HDMI) In the pop up select the HDMI.

If you are looking for a particular Windows program that you cannot find as the names are different within the Linux world then google an “alternative program for Linux” you will then find many alternatives choose one and follow the instructions to install on the website or try searching for it in the Lite Synaptics Package Manager.

You can contact  the developer here     

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Will XtraPC really make your PC like new?

This is not an advertisement or a paid endorsement.

Will XtraPC really make your PC like new?  I am sorry but this “new product that is revolutionary” and can make an PC seem like new, is not a new concept. In fact, all this “pc on a stick” really is , is a Linux Live USB Install.

The fact that their advertising tag line is this, “A clever new device is saving people hundreds (even thousands) and the big computer companies aren’t happy about it!”. This is laughable. Big companies don’t give a rats ass about small companies. Hell sometimes they try to help out the little guy and the fact that this advertisement tries to prey upon your fear that big corporations are evil and want to shut down small software developers is laughable as well.

The fact that this PC on a stick, is nothing more than a Linux Live USB install, they actually have the nerve to charge $35 for this 4GB USB drive. Even if it was a 8GB drive, it would only be worth $15, so is it a total scam.  In all actuality, it is not a scam. If you think about the man hours that they put in to customize the OS and  make it fully compatible with older devices. That would actually have to take rummaging through many distros and choosing the packaged that you want included with the system. Then they have it flashed to a USB drive and shipped to their warehouse and then sell it to you making a nice profit margin. 

I can not say that I blame them really since it is a business, but I can not believe that beta testers jumped at the chance to buy it for $400. If they knew anything about computers then they could tell it was a Linux Live USB Install drive and then would just download it from the stick to another USB drive.  lol

The deceptive marketing to get the product out there should be erased from existence and instead they should really focus on how the USB stick can run a OS that was made for thin runs and installs. I wonder if there is a catch and they have it locked down so you cant install it to a hard drive. I watched all the videos and can not spot a Live Install icon or prompt anywhere. Almost like they don’t want it to leave that tiny stick.

Even if it was installed to the hard drive the computers would still boot just as fast, Maybe just a couple seconds slower since it would be on a platter drive instead of flash drive, but hey it is all the same if you have a new OS and no stick poking out the side of your computer like some bad wart or growth from the middle ages.

Speaking of deceptive advertising…they have fake Facebook posts for reviews at the bottom of the “advertorial”  Like it is an advertisement and a tutorial. Please I could write a better tutorial and give old PC users 8 reasons why they should buy this thing than their poorly deceptive advertisement can.

Maybe I am just being too harsh, I don’t know, but when Intel even has a Linux Operating System called Clear OS and they give it away free, at least these guys could come up with an honest ad instead of trying to dupe people as suckers.  Am I saying that they should disclose their device as one that you can self make at home. Definitely not since the people that this device is more than likely aimed at have issues just updating windows or their cell phone. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying they are targeting stupid people, I am just saying that some are technologically stunted and have a hard time learning and keeping up with new things. 

If they offered 24/7 tech support for this device for the first year, and then subscribe for additional years, then they would have a huge hit on their hands. And all that for only being a Live Linux USB Install on a stick.

And you really want to know what the craziest part about all of this is?  Charging for Linux is not so bad really, as long as you support it. Linspire even charges $50 for a license ,but you get support for a year or so and access to a vast library of programs setup in an app type store. Yes I know that every distro has one, but Linspire has apps that only work with their distro and some specifically built for it.

Hell, I even want to buy on of these XtraPC USB sticks to see how well everything is built and how well it will actually work on an older computer. So developers, if you are reading this, you can send me one too.  😛

I have a HP Dual core Pentium that I want to try it on that runs pretty decently with some other operating system in the Linux genre. 

I forgot to mention my Lenovo M53 Tiny PC that runs Elementary OS or even my Mid2011 MacMini with its 3rd generation quad core i5 and 16gb of ram would be a good test machine for XtraPC.

Elementary OS vs MacOS and the Video Editors for the win!

elementary OS 5.1 Hera desktop

Ok, I will be the first to admit it, but….I own an Apple computer. It is a Mid2011 Apple Mac Mini with a Dual Core i5 2.3 Ghz processor and  16GB of ram. As of last year Apple stopped supporting all Mid 2011 Mac Mini’s, not because it was a pain to do so, but because they were no longer selling computers. Why? Because it is a known fact that Macs last forever, and I even had A Power Mac G4 AGP Sawtooth that as of last year was still receiving regular updates.

I do not know about any of you but I am not rich by any means and if I take out a loan for anything it will be for a new car, not an over priced computer “designed in Cupertino California and then built China for $80 and sold for $800.

Yes, yes I hear you. I paid that for the first one, and while this is true I thought it would last forever. That is until Steve Jobs died and like everyone else that owned Apple equipment …we all said at the same time…I am so screwed. Steve Jobs was the only thing that was keeping the people who owned stock in the company from forcing 5 year old computer from running out of date.

Its true, they were hit with a ton of back lash and had to slide it back to 7 years and then your out of date, all on a computer that could run forever. Just ask my Power Mac G4. It is running Sierra on it. Greedy Bastards. I refuse to give them any more of my money…besides needing a new mouse. I would rather buy a knock off mouse or a used one than give them another dollar. 

Now enter Elementary OS. the Mac like experience. So after this weekend of swearing and stomping around and yelling on the phone with so called geniuses, which are people who read from a script and call them self a Genius on a Apple system,laughable..I know.

I decided that I was going to reformat the pickled hard drive and install Elementary OS on this fine machine encased in brushed anodized aluminium case, and turn it into the Mac Mini it deserves to be. My only issue is that I use iMovie to edit my movies, so I will have to quickly find a movie program that will let me edit movies just as quickly and easily.

There are a few video editors out there. I just wish Sony Vegas was on Linux.

KDENLive

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It is made more for the professional but at home users can find it surprisingly powerful to use. It looks just like iMovie if you have ever used it before, but behaves a slight bit off. I will have to admit that I have not used it in its last 3 releases so I will have to give this one another go.

Lightworks

Lightworks is a powerful editor and is free, but only if you don’t want to make your videos above 720p. 1080 and 4k will require a $25 monthly license , $175 yearly or an out right purchase of $437.

Honestly it will have to be the best video editor in Linux in order for me to even think about springing that much on it.

Pitvi

Main window

So Pitvi so far looks like the easiest iMovie replacement so far, just in interface alone. Even on their site they make sure to state that “Pitivi respects your freedom and keeps getting better with each new release. It will never require licensing fees or use DRM to prevent you from using it whenever, wherever and however you like. Developed collaboratively by people from all around the world, its sole purpose is to be a fantastic video editor to empower people to express themselves through video. Like GStreamer and GES, Pitivi is distributed under LGPL.”

I think I will like that last one.  I have even watched some of the videos they have on their site of video editing in process and it is much like iMovie. If I can download this for free along with Elementary OS, you bet I will help sponsor the projects. If it is something that I like and something that I believe in, the I will give it a go.

So on that note I will give it a shot and post some screen grabs of when I am editing my video and post them here on the web page under a whole new article.

Have a nice night. 🙂

Xubuntu and You

Xubuntu is not just another Operating system. It is a nice experience for a Linux experience. With a graphical interface that is already set to download or if you are lucky it is already in place, replicates the Mac OSX Operating system. The only thing that is missing is Docky, which is easily downloadable from the built in app store.

I am currently running my install on a Lenovo M53 Tiny PC that I bought on Ebay for just a measly $58 shipped. The shipping was free. So I have yet to install Docky as I am too lazy for my own good or I just have been visiting too many people for the holiday break.

This is what your desktop will look like after the initial install

I have included the screen shots that I have made from my own system. I have also  included a screen grab of Docky installed and as you can see it closely resembles that of Mac OSX. For this Tiny computer it will be  my main Operating System. I would use Windows 10, but in the new Windows 10 any browser that is not Microsoft Edge is blacked out. Quite literally. It is like looking at a black screen, which is what you are doing. be it chrome or safari, there is no page to display. Thankfully Xubuntu is friendly to all web browsers.

Here is a screen grab of  Mozilla.

When you begin to change your settings after an install you will realize how alike it is compared to MacOSX. Just accessing the settings alone will reveal a design influence from the other side of the orchard.

Then to get your dock for the bottom just select the little mouse icaon at the top right, and then select the listing called “Software”. That will open up the software store for Xubuntu.

Next to install docky, just type Docky in the search area and hit the Enter key. Now we have the only selection for Docky present and we can go ahead and select install.

Now we have a dock installed! If you would like to customize the dock it is as easy just dragging and dropping icons to it till your hearts content. In this example I removed the Docky Icon because it was annoying me.

Here I added the icon back in so I can show an example of it installed. If you choose to add docky components, it will separate those components from what ever you drag and drop into the dock with a perforated divide bar. This can be removed by just creating a new dock by left clicking in an area of Docky and select create a new dock.

Ubuntu Studio is what I have installed on my other system and that I am attempting to utilize for editing purposes. It is much like iMovie and edits the same, but I am currently attempting to change some features so that I may edit more effectively than any software that is out there and available for free. Some editing software is costly and promises to edit better than iMovie but on a shoestring budget it is challenging if not infuriating to find something that does not cost and arm and a leg to download and use,

As soon as I get good at editing at videos in Ubuntu Studio I will post a article and a video on it as well, but I have an android video that I need to make and post on youtube.com/primeguey before I can get to that. I also need to make a video and a post on two other OS installs and reviews, not too mention I will show how to install Linux itself.

So have a happy New Year and stay safe and I hope you had a Merry Christmas/Kwanzaa/Hanukkah!

Linux, Networking and you.

Its not too far off to say that working in Linux is alot like working inside of a router or switch. The interfaces in the command line are similar and the commands are slightly different, but you will need to know the difference between a supernet,a subnet, a broadcast ip address and a multicast address. It is not too hard to learn networking if you already understand Linux, and vice versa.

When I first got into Linux I had no idea what I was doing and crashed my install 11 times in a row before I got it running correctly with sound. After that fiasco I sprang for a Windows ME machine because it was a multimedia PC and it had s-video out and rca video out. I had only seen that on more expensive pc’s and video cards. I bought this PC online from new startup company for around $600 in 2000, for which at that time the computer was easily worth $1300. I love promo’s and grand opening deals.

SO as I got further into networking in college we began to dabble in Linux, as in take classes. That is when I realized that since I now know how to program a CISCO router, that I can work Linux easily and any command I type in makes sense now. Maybe it is because the CISCO text books were better written than an instruction manual for RedHat Linux – Fedora. Since purchasing my own CISCSO 2960 series switch, I have begun to practice setting up switches and networks and VPN’s or Virtual Private Networks. I now have the brilliant idea to connect my CISCO switch to my home network, because my Spectrum switch is failing out…bad.

Now I need to buy a SFP for my switch which will allow it to accept a RJ45 Ethernet link to the switch. I purchased this transceiver device from the same place I bought the switch from, but low and behold, it was a counterfeit CISCO device. I didnt even know that they were out there making cheap knockoffs. The thing is that my SFP transceiver is heavy and good quality construction for being accused of counterfeit. Even the CISCO rep stated that it was good quality construction and it could just be a re manufactured unit, since it does communicate with the switch. I guess some cheap devices wont even talk with the switch and sometimes fry out the ports.

That would suck to watch my $500 48 port 2960LX switch burn out. Now to just configure the CISCO AIR-CAP3502I-A-K9 AP that came with the switch. Time to hunt for an IOS that I wont get charged an arm and a leg for.

Lets install 3 operating systems for the week.

As you can guess from the title I will be installing 3 different operating systems this weekend. Android 10 will be the first video that I create as I mentioned back in November. Since I will create the 3 videos back to back Android 10, PeachOSI and Ubuntu Studio, I will schedule the release of the other two to post on Friday of every week.

I would create more and post more often but my day job as a Network Admin takes up much of my time and pays the mortgage.  Wow I have a mortgage… I never thought I would have one of those, but at least I have a two door sports car that is a convertible. I guess it is whatever, but living in a trailer for 20 years gets to you. Moving on up.

Android 10

So the Android 10 video will be recorded later on tonight and then I will edit it and push it out around midnight, technically still Friday, but its not. To me since I have not gone to bed yet and the sun has not come up or it is not 2:30, it is still Friday to me. I blame working in fast food for warping my thoughts on that.

Since I am actually having issues uploading the Android 10 video I will continue on with making the next future videos to be uploaded. Spectrum somehow has sent the wrong update to my router and modem and now they are no longer functioning properly. So as I wait on a new device to be delivered I shall take the free time to record and edit my next selected videos.

Patriot (formerly Peach OSI)

PeachOSI was developed for those who want to move from MacOSX to Linux but do not want to much of a steep learning curve, or for those who want that OSX look and feel,but not the lock down. IT actually comes in 3 variations for older systems that you can download. 

Installation for Low Memory Systems systems – This is for systems with low memory capacity(RAM)

Installation for Low End Systems – This is for systems with low memory and low CPU speeds.

Installation for Minimal DVD – This option will down load the needed packages during the install process

Not to mention that there is actually 8 types of systems for download, counting 32 bit and 64 bit install as 1 system, otherwise it can get messy counting 13 systems.

  • Peach OSI for 64 bit and 32 bit systems
  • Peach TV install for PC, for that media PC build
  • Peach Kids –  a kids safe OS
  • Peach Barebones for 64 bit and 32 Bit
  • Peach Barebones Multilingual
  • Peach OSI for Netbooks 64Bit and 32 Bit
  • Peach Pi for the Raspberry PI
  • Peach Tv for the Raspberry PI

As you can see from the screen shot it does indeed closely resemble Mac OSX and it is based off of Debian/Ubuntu builds.

Ubuntu Studio

The third video for the week will be on the Ubuntu Studio and its video editor Open Shot.  I usually have iMovie to make my edits and cuts, but we shall see how well this build and program shall take video editing on a system with 16gb of memory. I might even have to toss in my large ram sticks that hit around 64gb. Or was it 32gb.

We shall see in the upcoming video series how these operating systems function as a whole. In the mean time I will attempt to get my Android 10 bideo uploaded to YouTube. 🙂

http://www.youtube.com/primeguey

Android 10 is now on PC. Welcome to BlissOS 12

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The Linux Minute

Android 10 is now available for PC thanks to the new Updated Bliss OS 12 and even though they state that they are only in the Alpha Stage, it is looking good so far.

As the developer states, you can install this OS on any Linux , Windows or Chrome book PC. You can even install it on a Mac giving that you utilize a new hard drive and an older mac with an Intel processor.

Bliss OS is based on the open source project called Android Open Source projects. As the website dictates,”Bliss OS is an Open Source OS, based on Android, that incorporates many customization options and added security features.”It is even compatible with ARM & ARM64 APPS. They have added configurations for many gamepads and profiles for Tincore Keymapper which allows users to play android games with controllers. I have used this Keymapper myself and it allowed…

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Android 10 is now on PC. Welcome to BlissOS 12

Android 10 is now available for PC thanks to the new Updated Bliss OS 12 and even though they state that they are only in the Alpha Stage, it is looking good so far.

As the developer states, you can install this OS on any Linux , Windows or Chrome book PC. You can even install it on a Mac giving that you utilize a new hard drive and an older mac with an Intel processor.

Bliss OS is based on the open source project called Android Open Source projects. As the website dictates, “Bliss OS is an Open Source OS, based on Android, that incorporates many customization options and added security features.” It is even compatible with ARM & ARM64 APPS. They have added configurations for many gamepads and profiles for Tincore Keymapper which allows users to play android games with controllers. I have used this Keymapper myself and it allowed me to remap screen touched to XBOX1 Controller buttons when I played Honkai Impact 3rd. So this does work even if the OS is in Alpha Stage.

The main focus was on design so that  the user has many options for customizations for devices and themes globally throughout the Operating System. The customization features are setup for many options from small screens to big screens and even the touch screens of course. There are also optimizations to make your PC “Battery Friendly” by adjusting different levels , giving you more control of what the PC actually uses when running on battery power.

Even though they have made this operating system fully customizable and pleasing to the eye does not mean they have skimped on the performance end. The OS is built “with a focus on speed and stability with tweaks to assist in the most demanding applications” according to the website. The OS lets the user choose between the Desktop or Tablet interface design based on the launcher that you utilize. The developer even states that you can mix the two together for a true customized experience.

You can even install Google play store so you can download your favorite apps and games.

Now the catch.

In order to download and use this new Alpha build you will have to sign up to become a tester. As the Developer stated on the GitHub Forums. It is not for the faint of heart. Also if you install, it is recommend that you install to a pre-existing NTFS partition or windows partition, and choose NOT to format from our USB installer. They also state that…

 “Team Bliss is not responsible in any way for anything that happens to your device in the process of installing”.

I myself am going to go for broke and make a 100gb NTFS partition on a spare 500gb hard drive and see how it installs with no windows around, just a formatted partition. This should be an interesting venture.

I will be posting that video on Friday 12/06/2019, or possibly Saturday 12/07/2019, because I am also in the process of making the video for the PeachOS install and review. I will post the video on YouTube and here on the main website on the new Video channel page that I created to store my videos. I will keep you updated but check back frequently for updates. 😊

If you think you would like to give this Android system a try, just go ahead and follow the link and sign up for alpha testing while it is still in open signups. The developer stated…

“We have started our first round of testing for Bliss OS 12, based on Android 10”.

Bliss OS 12 Alpha Signup

You should sign up as a alpha tester so that if you encounter a problem you can let the developer know easier than trying to send email through a website. as the developer has stated on the website as I have quoted the following 3 paragraphs below.

“These are to be considered “in development”” and are in no way intended for general use. We will expect any bug reports or issues to be accompanied by a log of some sort. Whether it’s in the form of an attached file, or a link to a hastebin or something. It just has to be a log. If you post a screenshot, saying “it no workie”, you won’t get very far. We tend to only help those who help themselves.” Consider them your personal Jesus Christ. (Matrix Pun)


“With that being said, the downloads are a little hidden this round. We added a secret download button to the website for our Bliss OS 12 alpha builds, and the secret code to reveal it is hidden within this first post (somewhere)”

“Please visit BlissRoms-x86.github.io and the Bliss OS 12 alpha testers section is just below the Downloads section. We have a text box or Bliss-Bot there for you to type the secret code. Once you get it right, the download button will show and Bliss-Bot will go bye bye :'(“

Just remember that Bliss OS 12 is not a stable release as of yet, but they are making progress

The GitHub Distro site only has release 11.10

When you go to the download page, the developer has made a little Easter egg type access to get the newest download. I went to message the developers on twitter and when I saw the main page banner I figured it out.

The password is ….. well I will not reveal that. It is on the development thread page. They specifically ask for others not to share it because it ruins the fun for everyone. So I am sorry, but I will not go against a developers wishes. 👍🌌

If you do find the secret code, please don’t share it. Let the others here have some of the fun too.  

Hint 1: If you follow us on Twitter, you would have guessed it by now. 😜

Hint 2: The secret code is all lowercase. 

Hint 3: Just keep reading the OP till you get to the secret code 

Have fun reading, and hope to see some bug reports soon 

Bliss OS 12

If you are feeling really adventurous you can always just build the OS yourself. The specifications for building the OS yourself have been provided. Just follow the instructions on the GitHub that the developer has provided.

Bliss Rom for PC build

  • Latest Ubuntu LTS Releases https://www.ubuntu.com/download/server
  • Decent CPU (Dual Core or better for a faster performance)
  • 8GB RAM (16GB for Virtual Machine)
  • 250GB Hard Drive (about 170GB for the Repo and then building space needed)

I will also post the rest of the install warnings with links to the guides so if you have any questions you can hit up the developers directly and your communicate with your coevals in the forums. Everything after this point is directly from the website.

Please familiarize yourself with the methods of install as well as what could go wrong before moving forward. Please make sure you download the correct version of Bliss for your specific device. The links are labeled clearly.

We have moved the instructions to be a part of our docs site

**Please Note**

For this release, we recommend you install to a pre-existing NTFS partition or windows partition, and choose NOT to format from our USB installer.

  • For the main instructions to get going with Bliss OS, you can check out our Installation Guide
  • If you get into a bind with your install, you should see our Troubleshooting section
  • For the few addons and other info we have for Bliss OS installs, you can check out our Extras section
  • And if you’re ready to start building and testing new things, you can check out the Bliss OS Build Guide
  • When you are ready to contribute back to the project, we also have a Git Started guide to help get things rolling with our Gerrit.

If you appreciate everything that this OS is and represents, then give the developers a shout out on twitter.

@Jackeagle
@lordarcadius
@electrikjesus
@rwaterspf1
@Makaveli_da_dev
@ElfinJNoty
@BitOBSessiOn
@customworx
@nilac
@sixohtew
@aclegg2011
@Roger.T
@T.M.Wrath
@kanttii
@rev3nt3ch
@techfreak243
@SuperDroidBond
@USA_RedDragon
@bcrichster
@deadmanxXD
@krittin98
@BlackScorpion
@techexhibeo
@droidbot
@siphonay
@pacer456
@nitin1438
@theGeekyLad
@kunalshah912
@regalstreak
@lordarcadius

“A huge thanks to Chainfire, CM/LineageOS, Android-x86, Jide, @farmerbb & all the other developers who work hard to keep all the great features coming! We really appreciate all your knowledge & hard work!”

WordPress online…pressing the issue.

Well I finally recovered my old word press account started back in 2011, almost 9 years it would be in January.

Now that it is mine again I will cross post with my blogger account using IFTTT. The concept is that when I post from this account, IFTTT will then repost it on my Blogger account and then on to Twitter and Facebook and Instagram, in that order.

Wish me luck!