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by thomasl
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: systemd in debian
Replies: 13
Views: 324

Re: systemd in debian

The "self-adulation" in countless threads to "Distrowatch" is embarrassing, nobody notices that? I can't say anything meaningful about systemd vs other init systems but I do agree with that one. Self-adulation? At most I've seen people happy with the evolution of MX on Distrowatch, which is more or...
by thomasl
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: systemd in debian
Replies: 13
Views: 324

Re: systemd in debian

male wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:40 am
The "self-adulation" in countless threads to "Distrowatch" is embarrassing, nobody notices that?
I can't say anything meaningful about systemd vs other init systems but I do agree with that one.
by thomasl
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sensible advice if you plan to help someone to switch to Linux
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Sensible advice if you plan to help s/o to switch to Linux

Please do not post only a link. At minimum do please also explain why you think somebody should click this link, e.g. what is it about. If it is so important for you to share this link, do also explain a bit, within the posted message text. First I thought the Subject line was enough of an explanat...
by thomasl
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sensible advice if you plan to help someone to switch to Linux
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Sensible advice if you plan to help someone to switch to Linux

https://blog.simon-frey.eu/how-switchin ... nd-support

EDIT: The article explains how (and gives some basic useful tips as) to help someone new to Linux switch to a Linux system.
by thomasl
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Package Sharing
Topic: FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset
Replies: 79
Views: 1736

Re: FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset

IMHO (again) a minimal install really does have the bare minimal for it to be clearly MX (and not antiX or Debian). So, it should come with xfce, a browser, MX tools and that is it. Then user can install whatever they want. Strongly agree. Actually, I would even remove the browser though I do reali...
by thomasl
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: Easy application portfolio 'alteration' (tweaks)
Replies: 31
Views: 461

Re: Easy application portfolio 'alteration' (tweaks)

I believe the next and perhaps 'best' solution (which I was not promoting but I will here) is to create a stripped down 'no-frills' install (or snapshot) and allow people to use synaptic/MXPI to add what they want to the minimal base. I agree. I also think an "official" minimal install ISO would be...
by thomasl
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: Easy application portfolio 'alteration' (tweaks)
Replies: 31
Views: 461

Re: Easy application portfolio 'alteration' (tweaks)

The reason I posted the list(s) was because @anticapitalista said someone should show the devs which of the base apps were not used or were replaced. (This is just my list.) Actually the purpose of the OP was to tell people they could do a major (radical) change (alteration) of their application ba...
by thomasl
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: Easy application portfolio 'alteration' (tweaks)
Replies: 31
Views: 461

Re: Easy application portfolio 'alteration' (tweaks)

The devs could build a simple MX app, say MX App Remover, which has a database (big word, basically just a list) of all installed apps that might be candidates for an uninstall (ie no system relevant stuff, no drivers etc). Wouldn't that be an incredibly subjective list? Just looking at the thread ...
by thomasl
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: Easy application portfolio 'alteration' (tweaks)
Replies: 31
Views: 461

Re: Easy application portfolio 'alteration' (tweaks)

Hm... how about this idea, building on manyroad's script...? The devs could build a simple MX app, say MX App Remover, which has a database (big word, basically just a list) of all installed apps that might be candidates for an uninstall (ie no system relevant stuff, no drivers etc). This list is pr...
by thomasl
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Bash 5.0 (and Readline 8.0) available
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Bash 5.0 (and Readline 8.0) available

Will probably only excite those lonely souls who love command line interfaces. No massive changes, see https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/info ... 00010.html for the announcement and further details.

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