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by tascoast
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Using my MX live USB on windows to transfer file
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Using my MX live USB on windows to transfer file

I would recommend just using a second USB to store common 'data'.
by tascoast
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: SOLVED - Can my system use the ram installed
Replies: 11
Views: 1213

Re: Can my system use the ram installed

Why not just try the RAM, using tech specs available, running a live USB? Just use inxi -F and see what RAM capacity is shown.
I think something like MS might use slightly different amounts of RAM in some cases but essentially it comes down to hardware right?
by tascoast
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Can we get a "NEWBIE" section
Replies: 51
Views: 4556

Re: Can we get a "NEWBIE" section

A transcript of videos is always a possible strategy, potentially with screenshots. The powerpoint with notes and slides style more or less. It is a lot to expect from one person but a transcriber then translator could accommodate those requiring German, French, Spanish etc. The main thrust of some ...
by tascoast
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Website
Topic: Can we get a "NEWBIE" section
Replies: 51
Views: 4556

Re: Can we get a "NEWBIE" section

Although this is a bit out-of-date and some things have been consolidated into MX Tweak, the following sort of blog is aimed at getting newer users up and running so far as desktop changes and similar basic tasks. http://mxlinuxguide.blogspot.com/ This sort of thing, alongside the video guides, coul...
by tascoast
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Website
Topic: A New MX/ antiX Wiki?
Replies: 50
Views: 5194

Re: A New MX/ antiX Wiki?

What about a simple Beta Wiki thread or compilation of useful solutions to various scenarios? Tips and Tricks orientated perhaps as mentioned? Anyway, something relatively simple in practice that can refined later. There does seem to be a lot of good content in existing threads that could be distill...
by tascoast
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Millennial Dads and DIY
Replies: 17
Views: 2114

Re: Millennial Dads and DIY

"But not these guys. A pair of pliers, a bit of wire and an axe will get them out of most situations." https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-04/david-batty-one-of-the-mob-australian-story/7561464 Fencing wire and a pair of pliers are the traditional toolkit of the bush in Australia and part of folklor...
by tascoast
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Millennial Dads and DIY
Replies: 17
Views: 2114

Re: Millennial Dads and DIY

Necessity is a good, but not exclusive, motivation. I learned a lot keeping my first, already quite old, car running. Replacing many components, from exhaust to fuel pumps to brake seals, then eventually the whole motor into a newly repaired and painted body prepared me for getting a working pc from...
by tascoast
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: What opinion do you have on the Cloud?
Replies: 41
Views: 4427

Re: What opinion do you have on the Cloud?

Aren't servers getting smaller, requiring less power over time? I expect that trend will continue.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ta-centres
by tascoast
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: What opinion do you have on the Cloud?
Replies: 41
Views: 4427

Re: What opinion do you have on the Cloud?

Without a dramatic reduction in the energy required to both maintain cloud services and keep them sufficiently cool, a significant proportion of the global power generation capacity will increasingly service this purpose. It is simply unsustainable. I understand the convenience of access and seamles...
by tascoast
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Netbook Display: windows exceeding dimensions [Solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: Netbook Display: windows exceeding dimensions

I use the right "alt" key, which while holding down allows you to drag the window. I also use fluxbox and antiX on such machines. which has a setting to remember resized windows automatically. very handy. I occasionally get a gtk3 window that is too big even on my 1600x900 screen, so the right alt ...

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