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Midlife Crisis Or Mofaya? – DJ Sbu’s Radical Transformation Leaves Mzansi Concerned

DJ Sbu’s makeover has raised eyebrows in Mzansi, as he’s shifted from a sharp-dressed trendsetter to what some call a “hobo.” A viral photo showed him with messy hair, a scruffy beard, and a worn-out poncho. Concerns flood social media, with some attributing it to a midlife crisis, while others worry about his mental well-being.

There’s even a theory that he’s downing too much Mofaya, his own energy drink, causing the dramatic change. Yet, the prevailing notion is that Zahara’s supposed underground squad is behind this transformation due to her past feud with DJ Sbu over royalties.

DJ Sbu’s sudden image shift, from dapper to disheveled, has set tongues wagging in Mzansi. A viral snap revealed his unruly hair, shaggy beard, and tattered poncho. While some joke about his Mofaya drink being the culprit, many are genuinely concerned. Some chalk it up to a midlife crisis, while others fear for his mental health. The prevailing rumor suggests Zahara’s alleged underground allies might be orchestrating his transformation, stemming from their past clash over royalties.


Sbu is just going through midlife crisis…izono zakhe ziya mlandela


At the end of the day, Zahara must tell us the truth, Wayenzani lendoda after idle imali yakhe? 


Somebody check on him please,yho ha.a


He looks like he got Zahara’d bruh!


DJ Sbu copying Jay-Z thinking he will be an unclean Billionaire is where the denja us phela Jay-Z maintains his hair and cuts it there and there.


I can’t believe we didn’t take Zahara serious when she said “Ndiza kundiza” 🧙‍♀️🧹

Now, look at DJ Sbu

Rhino Linux Locks Horns With Gnome, Xfce Desktop Design

Innovative Desktop Fusion: Rhino Linux Beta Review

Introduction: A Promising Hybrid

Rhino Linux takes an already fine Xfce desktop and blends in elements of the GNOME graphical interface to create a hybrid desktop design well worth experiencing.

Anticipation Builds: Waiting for Stability

The combination does for me what few other new Linux distributions have done; it has me waiting very impatiently for the first non-beta release. However, since my initial interaction with this promising distro a couple of months ago, that wait has extended into the summer season.

Desktop Evolution: Xfce and GNOME Harmony

The resulting desktop retains the awesome flexibility of Xfce and adds some of the more useful conventions of GNOME with a few feature dashes based on in-house artistry. For Linux users clamoring for a touch of rolling release updates to a solid Ubuntu base, Rhino Linux checks all the usability and appearance boxes missing in other alternatives.

Resuming Development: Rhino’s Journey

Rhino is still a work in progress after resuming development where its predecessor — Rolling Rhino Remix — left off. That forerunner built by an otherwise nameless developer self-dubbed “http.llamaz” offered a rolling-release unofficial variant of Ubuntu.

Stable Release Delay: A Patient Wait

Under new development since October, the Rhino team released the fifth beta edition in mid-May. A news announcement on the website admitted that initial projections to release the first stable addition in March failed due to underestimating the scale of work needed.

Looking Forward: A Bright Future

With new developers added, the revamped distro’s stable release was first expected this summer. But as of this writing, developers only reached version 2023.1-beta 7. So my wait continues with the hope that the non-beta release will come soon.

Anonymous Developers: A Cautionary Note

The new developers remain nameless and are difficult to reach. That level of anonymity among Linux project developers always raises reliability issues for me. Another precaution I apply when assessing distributions to review is their beta status. So far, I am impressed with the beta functionality of Rhino Linux.

Exploring Rhino Linux: What’s Under the Hood

Its approach to the desktop is enticing. If you are curious about checking out this “reimagined” new direction for the Rhino Linux project, be sure you go to the correct URL:

Clarification: Rhino Linux vs. BlackRhino GNU/Linux

The Rolling Rhino website is still live but no longer dispensing updated ISOs for installation. Also, do not confuse Rhino Linux with BlackRhino GNU/Linux distro, which is discontinued and based on Debian Linux built for PlayStation.

Tweaking the Experience: Improved Xfce

The Xfce desktop has been my long-time favorite and continues to power my collection of aging workbench computers. Rhino has the latest Xfce 4.18 environment, modified to provide a more modern user experience.

Balancing Act: GNOME and Xfce Elements

I was at first disappointed to find the trappings of mostly some GNOME desktop appearances, such as a full-screen app grid menu and a sliding side panel virtual desktop switcher. But then I found the critical features that always keep me coming back to Xfce.

Notable Features: Xfce Strengths Preserved

For instance, the top panel has a built-in menu of options for what items to add or remove. While the GNOME-style full-screen grid applications menu, called Lightpad, is launched by clicking a button on the plank, a panel plugin lets you add the Whisker app menu.

User-Friendly: A Familiar Right-Click Launcher

One of my favorite Xfce desktop features is the context-based right-click mouse launcher. That, too, remains available in Rhino Linux.

Impressive Performance: A Smooth Experience

Despite running in live mode and then installed in a virtual machine, Rhino Linux showed no signs of flutter, lag, or strain in showing off its stuff. It is quick and easy to use.

Simplified System Maintenance: The Pacstall Approach

One of Rhino’s core parts is Pacstall (still in the early stages of development) rather than Xfce to handle system maintenance, kernel installations, dot files, the default Plymouth theme, and many more. All system-related packages are bundled as a pacscript.

Smart Configuration: Streamlined Settings

But Rhino still uses a somewhat conventional desktop layout as the default interface, with the panel at the top of the screen and a plank at the center of the left edge of the screen. Though similar to GNOME’s left-edge vertical panel, it holds only essential launchers with the menu button at the top rather than on the panel or in the left upper corner.

Seamless Setup: User-Friendly Welcome Sequence

When first running Rhino Linux, you tour through a welcome sequence to make initial feature selections. The graphical application gives the option to install useful software or additional package managers.

Package Management: Rhino’s In-House Solution

Even better is the roughly half-dozen individual configuration panels that let you fine-tune how you want to use the desktop. Since each settings panel is standalone, you will not get lost in a maze or confusing options.

Versatile Package Manager: Rhino-pkg

Application housekeeping is handled by the in-house Rhino package tool. It searches, installs, removes, adds, and updates packages from multiple sources, such as native DEB repositories, Pacstall, Flathub, and Snap Store. For those so inclined, simple terminal outputs enhance the process.

Workspace Efficiency: A User-Friendly Touch

Over the years, I have become somewhat lukewarm about the GNOME desktop. The single most significant dislike is for the way it handles desktop workspaces.

Conclusion: A Promising Linux Distribution

I never found convenience or efficiency in constantly having to push the pointer into a corner or click on a launcher to activate a slide-out overview column from the screen’s right edge.

Despite the otherwise solid Xfce underbelly, that ability in Rhino Linux is also missing.

Closing Thoughts: Rhino Linux’s Potential

However, adding the Workplaces and Windows menu plugins to the top panel takes away some of that user pain I feel. The plugins make virtual desktop navigation closer to an Xfce solution than the modified GNOME approach.

Rhino Linux: A Hybrid Worth Watching

In conclusion, Rhino Linux creates a workable and pleasant hybrid desktop that combines the best features of both GNOME and Xfce. The beta version is thinly packed in terms of applications.

Future Outlook: A Highly Recommended OS

The lack of productivity tools and much in the way of office programs limits Rhino’s usefulness now. But once the first stable edition arrives, this newly reconstituted distribution will provide a highly recommendable Linux operating system.

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