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by uncle mark
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Site describing MX as a 'product'?
Replies: 32
Views: 818

Re: Site describing MX as a 'product'?

anticapitalista wrote:What do you think the ideology behind MX is?

To keep Jerry off the streets and out of the pool halls?
by uncle mark
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Open letter to the MX developers from an Ubuntu user
Replies: 50
Views: 1587

Re: Open letter to the MX developers from an Ubuntu user

You know, it never ceases to amaze me how rabidly loyal Ubuntu fans are for Unity--which features a VERY PROMINENT left side panel (or is it a dock?)--and how many "I'm an Ubuntu user" fans roundly criticize MX for having a left side vertical panel. And they're freakin' Purdue grads, too....
by uncle mark
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Streamlining MX17
Replies: 23
Views: 629

Re: Streamlining MX17

paul1149 wrote:It's a single core atom, probably n270, with 1gb of ram I believe. But this unit seems weaker than the specs would suggest. I am currently downloading and will give it a live go.

Yeah, that's weak. I suspect it'll install and run, but how tolerable the performance will be....
by uncle mark
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Streamlining MX17
Replies: 23
Views: 629

Re: Streamlining MX17

I'm thinking of installing MX17 on a pretty weak lenovo netbook. I think it would work well as-is, but wonder, are there any simple changes I could do to lessen the load and make the machine more responsive? The goal is pretty much browser, Libreoffice, and file sharing. How weak? One man's weak is...
by uncle mark
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Open letter to the MX developers from an Ubuntu user
Replies: 50
Views: 1587

Re: Open letter to the MX developers from an Ubuntu user

Suggestion: the wifi networks are ordered alphabetically, not on strength. So I had to find my router in the More menu. If it was ordered on strength the name of my router would have been the top pick. I'll give you this one. It's always bugged me. So they are! I never noticed. Interesting what bot...
by uncle mark
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Open letter to the MX developers from an Ubuntu user
Replies: 50
Views: 1587

Re: Open letter to the MX developers from an Ubuntu user

Suggestion: the wifi networks are ordered alphabetically, not on strength. So I had to find my router in the More menu. If it was ordered on strength the name of my router would have been the top pick.

I'll give you this one. It's always bugged me.
by uncle mark
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Community Fun
Topic: Net Neutrality rumor
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: Net Neutrality rumor


Nothing to hope for. Nothing will happen. The only news is that the proponents of net neutrality will now have those who support the current FCC policy on record.
by uncle mark
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Meltdown & Spectre [resolved]
Replies: 18
Views: 981

Re: Meltdown & Spectre [resolved]

I think installing Debian kernel that is patched is a good idea. But also keep in mind that this CPU design flow was out there for 20+ years. It's true that only now everybody has the details of the exploit, but unless you are a specific target I don't think you need to worry about this too much. I...
by uncle mark
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The latest bad news.
Replies: 48
Views: 2268

Re: The latest bad news.

And the hits just keep on coming: https://betanews.com/2018/01/08/microsoft-meltdown-spectre-patch-bricks-amd-pcs/ <q> Details of the problem have been gradually emerging through reports posted by users on Microsoft Answers. People with AMD Athlon-powered computers say that following the installatio...
by uncle mark
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Laptop
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Laptop

If you want to go dirt cheap and don't need much horsepower:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... y=40808298

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