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by bwich12
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: Help for hard-to-remember terminal commands...
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Re: Help for hard-to-remember terminal commands...

@EEEDDD: Thanks for that link.This looks interesting.

@All: What goodies do you use to make command-line typing less tedious?
by bwich12
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: MX16.1 Point Release Upgrade Notes
Replies: 56
Views: 6027

Re: MX16.1 Point Release Upgrade Notes

@asqwerth: Well, I was updating 64-bit MX-16 while that post deals with a 32-bit upgrade not asking. I have since rebooted the system, even done a snapshot which works as well. So all seems to work fine. (I am actually not very clear what this LightDM theme does or doesn't do:-/). I will look deeper...
by bwich12
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: MX16.1 Point Release Upgrade Notes
Replies: 56
Views: 6027

Re: MX16.1 Point Release Upgrade Notes

I just now came round to doing the upgrade from 16 to 16.1. I did this: apt-get update apt-get dist-upgrade apt-get autoremove (The autoremove because dist-upgrade showed two libraries ready to be autoremoved.) All went well and the system booted all right. However... 1. Do a regular apt-get dist-up...
by bwich12
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Lenovo ThinkPad T410
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T410

Thanks for the replies, much appreciated. Keep in mind that T410 will not boot from SD Card Yeah, I've read that. It's not a big deal (I assume though that booting from USB does work?). If I should ever need SD card booting, perhaps Plop Boot Manager might work? I have SSDs in all the laptops here, ...
by bwich12
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Lenovo ThinkPad T410
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Lenovo ThinkPad T410

A couple of T410s could well be added to the ever growing zoo of laptops I've to manage. I have googled and looked into the various forum posts (not that many) as to whether there are any problems I might run into. It seems all set to go, so what is the opinion of those who've actually used (or are ...
by bwich12
Sat May 06, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: OS from minimal
Replies: 9
Views: 837

Re: OS from minimal

You might take a look at the Background part of the Wiki article on systemd: https://mxlinux.org/wiki/system/systemd#Background I've read that and many other articles about systemd but I don't know enough about the OS internals to really take a stand here. The one thing that grates a bit is the fac...
by bwich12
Sat May 06, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: OS from minimal
Replies: 9
Views: 837

Re: OS from minimal

1) No systemd. If that's important to you. I've got no idea... in the great systemd controversy I sit firmly on the fence. 2) Choice of Stable, Testing or Sid (Unstable) branches of Debian. Given that I look for a stable system I don't need nor want to change for a good while, I'd certainly opt for...
by bwich12
Sat May 06, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: OS from minimal
Replies: 9
Views: 837

Re: OS from minimal

What are the reasons to prefer a minimal antiX over, say, plain debian or CentOS 7? I am too inexperienced in the world of distro-juggling to see immediately why this or that distro might be a better choice... that in fact is the point of my OP. I know that choice always implies priorities, stating ...
by bwich12
Fri May 05, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: OS from minimal
Replies: 9
Views: 837

OS from minimal

(Not sure what's the best subforum for this, so here goes. Move if necessary.) I am pretty happy with the way my MX-16 install is working and I have now almost everything in place that I want/need. So I am thinking of starting a second line project, namely to begin with a minimal, stable system and ...
by bwich12
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Testimonials
Topic: Why MX Linux is my favorite distro
Replies: 49
Views: 6028

Re: Why MX Linux is my favorite distro

I am currently in the process of switching away from Windows to Linux, with Win7 as my "final" Windows incarnation and MX-16 (after a stint with Arch and MX-15) my OS of choice, with Win7 running in a VM as fallback. To be completely frank, I would never go away from Windows if MS had not ...

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