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by br1anstorm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Open letter to the MX developers from an Ubuntu user
Replies: 50
Views: 1584

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

I've just browsed through this thread. Some thoughtful and constructive comments, and some which are too technical for me to grasp. But as asqwerth and others have said, discussion and feedback can be useful. That said, I guess it's worth keeping Abraham Lincoln's quote in mind - you know, the one a...
by br1anstorm
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: WPS Office?
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: WPS OFFICE?

I know different people have different tastes and preferences...... but I do wonder why anyone would opt for WPS Office. I used the 'free' suite for a short while on a Windows system, but found the ads so persistent and intrusive that I got rid of it. Personally I can see no advantage in installing ...
by br1anstorm
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions
Replies: 24
Views: 868

Re: Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions

As others like galen have said, there is a lot of wisdom in the posts in this thread. The descriptions of various different setups also illustrate how versatile Linux is, and how things can be configured differently to suit individual preferences. That's a blessing, if you know what you want and how...
by br1anstorm
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions
Replies: 24
Views: 868

Re: Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions

.........I strongly recommend a separate data partition - it's easy to symlink it to /home in each distro and have access to all your files. I don't have separate /home partitions - it gets unwieldy with more than a couple of distros. I also recommend a single swap partition. ..... Phil @Phil - as ...
by br1anstorm
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions
Replies: 24
Views: 868

Re: Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions

If the machine power is limited, there is also the option to install antix 17. Good thought. I haven't yet looked at antiX at all. But this particular desktop is old-ish and not very powerful, and part of the point of this install is to explore and experiment, so I'll add antiX to the "to-do&q...
by br1anstorm
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions
Replies: 24
Views: 868

Re: Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions

For 32bit you can forget PcLinuxOS as it only supports 64 bit. Yes - I already have PCLinuxOS 32-bit on another separate hard drive, and found out a month or two ago that the dev team had recently decided to cease supporting/updating 32-bit. A pity, though I understand the reasons. I think I might ...
by br1anstorm
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Installation
Topic: Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions
Replies: 24
Views: 868

Re: Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions

The distros I currently plan to install are MX-16.1 - obviously; You do know that the latest version of MX is MX-17? Yup.... it's just that I have a liveUSB of 16.1 already (and have used that to get familiar with MX as a distro) so was simply planning to install from that. One reason is that becau...
by br1anstorm
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Installation
Topic: Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions
Replies: 24
Views: 868

Re: Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions

Thanks for all three of those replies - each very helpful. Just to confirm: Windows is not involved at all - it's not on the blank replacement HDD and I have no plans to install it. @asqwerth - thanks for that clarification on Grub. I'm OK running "grub-update" in the terminal, but not as ...
by br1anstorm
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions
Replies: 24
Views: 868

Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions

This is the sort of situation in which - even as a relative newbie - I feel I ought to know the answer. But I'd like confirmation, or reassurance, before I start..... For reasons mentioned elsewhere (death of HDD on an older computer) I want to do a "clean install" on the replacement HDD. ...
by br1anstorm
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Is my hard drive now un-usable?
Replies: 11
Views: 580

Re: Is my hard drive now un-usable?

Thanks to all for the helpful shopping tips.... Yes, I'll need a HDD with PATA (ribbon) connector. In terms of links to websites - I should say that I'm over on the other side of the pond, so I'm having to source a replacement from a UK parts-supplier. In fact I have found several options and have o...

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