Welcome!
Important information
-- Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities
-- Change in MX sources

News
-- MX Linux on social media: here
-- Mepis support still here

Current releases
-- MX-17.1 Final release info here
-- antiX-17 release info here

New users
-- Please read this first, and don't forget to add system and hardware information to posts!
-- Here are the Forum Rules

Search found 6 matches

by Steve_Wakey
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Older Versions
Topic: System update = security risk ??
Replies: 14
Views: 3067

Re: System update = security risk ??

Another ingenious suggestion - but probably one I can`t do. I am nursing a few bits of old hardware including a USB stick of 256Kb capacity - I`m sure that`s too small (I thought it was massive when new about 10 years ago). Out of all the ideas in reply to this post, I think the OSDisk one as sugges...
by Steve_Wakey
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Older Versions
Topic: System update = security risk ??
Replies: 14
Views: 3067

Re: System update = security risk ??

Uncle Mark - I won`t take up your offer ; I`m on the other side of the pond in old England, so it would be too much to ask, but thanks very much anyway.
And thanks to everyone else replying to this post - a load of good ideas that I will check out.
by Steve_Wakey
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Older Versions
Topic: System update = security risk ??
Replies: 14
Views: 3067

Re: System update = security risk ??

Thanks for the suggestion. I`m sure you`re right about MX-16 The problem with that is the limitations of my hardware. This laptop can read a CD or DVD ; it can write to a CD but not a DVD. If I download the ISO for a new version, the file is too big to fit on a CD. Until I figure out a way around th...
by Steve_Wakey
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Older Versions
Topic: System update = security risk ??
Replies: 14
Views: 3067

System update = security risk ??

I have installed MX-14 on my old laptop from a magazine cover DVD, and it is working well. An icon in the notification area tells me there are more than 300 updates available. I would think it`s generally a good idea to install all of these updates. However, when I go into Synaptic Package Manager a...
by Steve_Wakey
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Older Versions
Topic: Language problem on installation - SOLVED
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

Re: Language problem on installation

So simple - it needed someone more intelligent than me to spot it. Working just fine now. Thank you.
:happy:
by Steve_Wakey
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Older Versions
Topic: Language problem on installation - SOLVED
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

Language problem on installation - SOLVED

I recently found MX-14 on a DVD that came with `Linux Format` magazine - about 2 years ago I think. I started it from the DVD, explored the system and liked it well enough that I decided to install it on my very old laptop. Installation went smoothly and, when complete, I rebooted the computer. I wa...

Go to advanced search