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by uncle mark
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Can iTunes music store be accessed through Linux?
Replies: 13
Views: 482

Re: Can iTunes music store be accessed through Linux?

WaltH wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:53 am
For most people, yes. I wanted to be able to access the iTunes store to see whether my music is actually available for sale there. As far as I know, Clementine cannot do that.
Seems odd to me that they could be selling your music there and you not know about it one way or the other.
by uncle mark
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: for very old computers [Forget it!]
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: for very old computers [Forget it!]

The main thing that consigns very old computers to landfill is not that lack of a suitable OS, it's their inability to run any sort of viable web browser. These machines don't have the horsepower to process the volume of information that's now commonplace on any web page. It's like trying to drink ...
by uncle mark
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Sophos free installation fails on MX-18 (Antivirus software)
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: Sophos free installation fails on MX-18 (Antivirus software)

waldmattis wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:00 pm
Any advice?
Don't waste your time. Anti-virus software for desktop Linux is unnecessary.
by uncle mark
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: I've noticed that the MX forum is as busy as the Manjaro forum
Replies: 32
Views: 1697

Re: I've noticed that the MX forum is as busy as the Manjaro forum

A phenomenon not unknown to the Mint team who have discovered that being a very popular distro means that a lot of their newbies are converts from Windoze, who don't really understand the differences between 'Doze and Linux. They may have been Windoze power users but only realise their lack of expe...
by uncle mark
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DW: Musing on distros after prolonged use
Replies: 40
Views: 2185

Re: DW: Musing on distros after prolonged use

MX has struck a good, dare I say perfect, balance between stability and new-and-shiny. It's also worth noting that nothing requires anyone to update anything. Some will feel compelled to do so for "security" reasons, but I don't think I'm alone in thinking that's not all that necessary (I'm not that...
by uncle mark
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: New Distrowatch Ranking
Replies: 27
Views: 1872

Re: New Distrowatch Ranking

BitJam wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:16 pm
We moved into the #2 position last year. Granted that was just a few days ago.
This forum needs a thumbs down button.
by uncle mark
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: We're number 2 at DistroWatch page hit rankings!
Replies: 22
Views: 955

Re: We're number 2 at DistroWatch page hit rankings!

dolphin_oracle wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:33 pm
I know DW is DW and all, but that's still pretty cool.
Yes, it is. But keep in mind they also have ReactOS at #12. That should tamp things down a bit.
by uncle mark
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It's an ugly Windows world out there
Replies: 13
Views: 926

Re: It's an ugly Windows world out there

turtlebay777 wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:34 pm
Surely if he trusts you to build his computer he should accept your recommendation on the nice easy OS it needs to run - MX!
I already have everyone that can running Linux at my workplace. This guy's software requirements are such that it's not feasible.
by uncle mark
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It's an ugly Windows world out there
Replies: 13
Views: 926

It's an ugly Windows world out there

So a couple weeks ago the business manager at work started having computer oddities. Just some strange stuff, that he was able to work around, but indications that his load of W7 and/or his hard drive was getting funky. I built his machine maybe six years ago or so, and he rides it hard doing all ki...
by uncle mark
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Freedom is the key to success with any distro
Replies: 75
Views: 3652

Re: Freedom is the key to success with any distro

I just wan to say that I love the how mx works . There that is out of the way. The Distro works great but looks like it was designed by well someone who maybe like windows 2000. You say that like it's a bad thing. Windows 2000 was the last MSFT OS I ran (by choice), and I thought it was their best ...

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