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by uncle mark
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New name for the mx-installer
Replies: 63
Views: 1239

Re: New name for the mx-installer

"Hold My Beer and Watch This!"
by uncle mark
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SSDs as backup devices
Replies: 13
Views: 388

Re: SSDs as backup devices

On externals, it's usually the electronics that fail, not the drive itself.

I'd use a NAS rated HDD and a USB dock.
by uncle mark
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ads and privacy problems likely to get worse with other operating systems...
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Ads and privacy problems likely to get worse with other operating systems...

Would be interested in your thoughts about what the future may hold for Linux. Nothing will change. People have had loads of incentives to ditch MSFT and haven't. They only way any headway will ever be made is if large enterprises get fed up and make the transition, and if OEMs install and support ...
by uncle mark
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mint or MX?
Replies: 17
Views: 912

Re: Mint or MX?

Yes it is. Puff your chest out a bit. You and the entire team have earned it.

One of these days I'm going to take a stab at making MX Xfce my default workaday OS on my desktop computer. (It's there already with my laptops.) If I can't do that to my satisfaction, Mint KDE is my fallback.
by uncle mark
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mint or MX?
Replies: 17
Views: 912

Re: Mint or MX?

Being considered an equal with Mint (for some value of equal) is a feather in MX's cap.
by uncle mark
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What advice would you give to new people just starting to use Linux?
Replies: 28
Views: 1088

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

But anyone determined to use Linux I am happy to help. When I was using XP years ago viruses bricked my computer for a second time and I was absolutely determined to use anything other than Windows. The prime candidates for me were those who kept getting infected (XP, Vista, and W7 to a lesser exte...
by uncle mark
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What advice would you give to new people just starting to use Linux?
Replies: 28
Views: 1088

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

m_pav wrote:Usually, at this point, a user will say what about my <name of program>, most commonly, Microsoft Office, iTunes, DVD Player, but typically based on their answers given earlier.

iTunes, Quicken or Quickbooks, or Photoshop, if any are mentioned, I walk away.
by uncle mark
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: SOLVED - Mouse not working after update
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Mouse not working after update

Found out it was a faulty mouse. :popcorn: That was my first thought. Since the right click worked, it obviously wasn't a connection issue, and even if you'd somehow changed it into a "left hand" config, the left button should have done something . Many users forget that computers operate...
by uncle mark
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX 'Crashy' lately + "Software Index of Death" msg
Replies: 26
Views: 703

Re: MX 'Crashy' lately + "Software Index of Death" msg

MXCOURT:"So Mr. gmx0 you say your installation crashed after you installed a bunch of Ubuntu repos?" GMX0:"That's right. Broke the package manager right out!" MXCOURT:"Sir may ask, before you installed all those repos, did you read the Wiki?" gmx0:"blah blah blah ...
by uncle mark
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: Synaptic won't Add CD-ROM (Debian DVDs)
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Synaptic won't Add CD-ROM (Debian DVDs)

Thank you so much timkb4cq and everyone in the MX/antiX community! I love ALL the work that went into this distro and won't stop supporting/promoting it When you're dealing with the MX Community, many times you're dealing with the actual developers themselves. You just experienced what that's like....

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