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by bwich12
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Suggestions on improving MX
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Suggestions on improving MX

I think most of these suggestions make sense but this one is especially dear to my heart: 2) Apply patch to xorg-core to allow combinations with Ctrl+Shift when it's binded to keyboard switching shortcut Thanks for bringing that up! I miss this sorely as many of my old Windows shortcuts are Ctrl+Shi...
by bwich12
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Predicted RAM Requirements for the future
Replies: 18
Views: 506

Re: Predicted RAM Requirements for the future

Ask Bill Gates, he knows a thing or two about RAM requirements. (Though it actually seems he never uttered this famous 640-KB quote.) Seriously, I think that we are SLOWLY getting to the point where both CPU performance and RAM requirements are reaching a plateau that is "good enough" for ...
by bwich12
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Installation
Topic: Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions
Replies: 24
Views: 800

Re: Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions

I too would welcome some advice on a separate data partition, partitions need tidying - when time allows. Here's what I do. As my PCs are dual-booting between Windows 7 and MX my data partition is NTFS-formatted and encrypted with VeraCrypt but that are details. I have two smallish partitions (less...
by bwich12
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Is there RESET Option within MX Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: Is there RESET Option within MX Linux

As far as testing a new software package is concerned I do that with a Live system plus ample root persistence. The root persistence file can be backed up and copied back as often as you want so long as you work within the same snapshot (or, if you use dynamic root persistence, you can also simply d...
by bwich12
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: The latest bad news.
Replies: 48
Views: 2137

Re: The latest bad news.

As far as I'm concerned meltdown - (intel CPUs are vulnerable. AMD owners can ignore) patch for debian kernel (4.9.65-3+deb9u2) is in sources already https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2017-5754 spectre - 100% resolution is in future hardware. So would never get fixed via soft only. St...
by bwich12
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Distrowatch MX-17 review
Replies: 28
Views: 947

Re: Distrowatch MX-17 review

Personally, I'm inclined to lobby for a feature freeze until completion of a comprehensive and up-to-date set of relevant documentation is achieved. Agree 100%. I would perhaps add the suggestion to instigate a process to rigorously identify and squash bugs before adding new code with potentially n...
by bwich12
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Distrowatch MX-17 review
Replies: 28
Views: 947

Re: Distrowatch MX-17 review

"One of the few areas where I think MX loses out to the big, mainstream Linux distributions is in beginner friendliness". - it's still a fairly beginner / friendliness Linux System - as far as I'm concerned, though. I've read the review as well and I agree with the reviewer. There's begin...
by bwich12
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Quick question: MX17 persistence files under NTFS read/write?
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Quick question: MX17 persistence files under NTFS read/write?

I *will* test this in due course and certainly will report back but don't hold your breath.
by bwich12
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Quick question: MX17 persistence files under NTFS read/write?
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Quick question: MX17 persistence files under NTFS read/write?

Test drive MX17 & assess whether the persistence tools now suit your intended use. Can't do that for a while, as I have other things in the pipeline. I think I will postpone any MX17 activities until around mid-2018, as this has to be a full install. I assume that even if that matter has not ye...
by bwich12
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Quick question: MX17 persistence files under NTFS read/write?
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Quick question: MX17 persistence files under NTFS read/write?

I have not followed the MX17 release very closely as I have too many things already on my plate and MX16 works well enough. There's one thing that I tried to find out but didn't succeed. Root persistence in MX16 does not work correctly when the rootfs file is located on an NTFS volume. This has been...

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