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by NGIB
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What advice would you give to new people just starting to use Linux?
Replies: 28
Views: 2606

Re: What advice would you give to new people just starting to use Linux?

My advice is use the programs you need just as you do under Windows. Many of them are the same or nearly so and let's be honest, most folks turn on their computer to do something other than play with the OS. Surf the web, listen to music, watch videos, read a book, build a spreadsheet, create a writ...
by NGIB
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Intel 82815 Driver
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: Intel 82815 Driver

It's probably time to retire that hardware. You can find used laptops very reasonably priced...
by NGIB
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: what was the first linux distro you used
Replies: 85
Views: 5655

Re: what was the first linux distro you used

Started with Ubuntu in the mid-2000s and looked at just about everything. I've spent a lot of time with Buntu 16.04 (a heavily modified Lubuntu with XFCE), PCLinuxOS, Manjaro, and of course MX. Linux was just a hobby and a toy until Win 10 - then it became a necessity to find a distro that meets my ...
by NGIB
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Having a choice for OpenOffice and PaleMoon
Replies: 16
Views: 835

Re: Having a choice for OpenOffice and PaleMoon

Jerry3904 wrote:Not that I can remember, but a Forum search should tell you. I see debs here:

http://wps-community.org/download.html

Have you tried installing those?
WPS installs just fine from the .DEBs at that site. I use it and it's a great simple office suite...
by NGIB
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Featherpad in MX 17? hmm...
Replies: 31
Views: 1897

Re: Featherpad in MX 17? hmm...

I prefer Leafpad to both and it's the first thing I installed in MX-17 (mainly because I'm used to it)...
by NGIB
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: SOLVED: Word processor and screen question.
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: Word processor and screen question.

I always disable the touchpad on my laptops as I find it can mess up typing if you brush it. I always use a USB mouse in lieu of the touchpad. I think there is an app or setting that can disable the touchpad while typing but for me I just disable it...
by NGIB
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Made the cut!
Replies: 0
Views: 277

Made the cut!

After many years of searching, I've found that MX-17 can be the sole OS on my wife's computer - she is now Windows free. She basically does not like technology and hates change but I was able to tweak an MX-17 install to fit her needs and installed it. I can't overstate the value of MX-Snapshot - it...
by NGIB
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX-17 Live USB unable to create persistence files during boot
Replies: 16
Views: 2135

Re: MX-17 Live USB unable to create persistence files during boot

Tested yesterday after making sure everything was updated - worked perfectly.
by NGIB
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX-17 Live USB unable to create persistence files during boot
Replies: 16
Views: 2135

Re: MX-17 Live USB unable to create persistence files during boot

Yes, it's with a snapshot ISO as I make a lot of changes after installation as I use different software from what's included on the default ISO (as I assume many folks do). I'm running the 4.14 debian kernel... System: Host: tpd Kernel: 4.14.0-3-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: MX-...
by NGIB
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX-17 Live USB unable to create persistence files during boot
Replies: 16
Views: 2135

Re: MX-17 Live USB unable to create persistence files during boot

So if the live-USB tool does not work correctly, perhaps these options should be removed so folks are not led astray? I was just trying this as an experiment as I really don't run a live system from USB as it's to slow. I was toying with the idea of creating one with persistence just as a testbed. I...

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