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by masinick
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Desktop Environment
Topic: Good usb burner
Replies: 22
Views: 2891

Re: Good usb burner

GlennJohnson wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:24 am
dd if=<input file name> of=</dev/sdx>

Couldn't be simpler.
I do the same thing but I usually add bs=4M

References:
https://www.2daygeek.com/linux-dd-comma ... -usb-disk/
https://linuxhint.com/dd_command_linux/
by masinick
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MX is really something special
Replies: 19
Views: 2651

Re: MX is really something special

OpenSuSE is actually a good distribution. Like Debian, it offers stable releases, a rolling "Tumbleweed" release ata variety of other alternatives. The SuSE ecosystem is rich, mature, and a reasonable alternative to Debian-based systems. I still prefer MX and antiX for flexible, ready to use systems...
by masinick
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Desktop Environment
Topic: Why XFCE?
Replies: 108
Views: 12653

Re: Why XFCE?

Xfce, even dating back to the "original" implementation, has always been fairly simple, modest on resources and sensible. As technology has improved, so has Xfce, though certainly not with any "bleeding edge" features, but also lacking a great number of work stopping errors. I've found Xfce to be si...
by masinick
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Daily use of MX Linux (and Antix if you use it as well)
Replies: 29
Views: 2973

Re: Daily use of MX Linux (and Antix if you use it as well)

I have used Linux distributions at some point in time to do all of the things you have mentioned, and also for testing, documentation, and helping others. Today I use Linux distributions primarily for reading Webmail, browsing the Internet and occasionally maintenance. Either MX or antiX can handle ...
by masinick
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: new linux mint, behind in xfce compared to MX
Replies: 25
Views: 5110

Re: new linux mint, behind in xfce compared to MX

Out of all of the distributions that either offer or feature the Xfce desktop environment, I like this one best. (That's natural because it's very similar to the custom Xfce distributions I've been creating from MEPIS or antiX tools for at least a decade; only the artwork and the latest tools differ...
by masinick
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: changes to repos: mepis-deb.org is gone
Replies: 14
Views: 15447

Re: changes to repos: mepis-deb.org is gone

I had success with the amended changes and the software can be updated correctly as before. Thanks!
by masinick
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: MX-17 Beta 1 Feedback Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 44163

Re: MX-17 Beta 1 Feedback Thread

I was able to grab the ISO image overnight and I hope to have the opportunity to try it out this weekend. I usually have very good success, even with early builds; hope the great track record of the team continues. Meanwhile most of my working hours are spent testing financial services software and ...
by masinick
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: MX-16 public-beta1 available for testing.
Replies: 460
Views: 60219

Re: MX-16 public-beta1 available for testing.

dd always works, but you don't get all the live features we offer. Thanks! I'm very happy with the features that I was able to obtain from the image. I ran it a few times from the USB and for my purposes it was solid enough to install, so I actually took a chance and installed it over one of my mos...
by masinick
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MX-16 public-beta1 available for testing.
Replies: 460
Views: 60219

Running live from USB

I finally got a chance to grab the first image last night. Being a "geek, I used "dd" rather than some other tool to put the ISO image onto USB. It worked perfectly, silently, and fairly quickly. I simply ran this command from root: dd bs=4M if=<MX-16-public-beta1_x64-image> of=/dev/sdb; sync and it...
by masinick
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: MX-16 public-beta1 available for testing.
Replies: 460
Views: 60219

Re: MX-16 public-beta1 available for testing.

I like the dark theme very much and was excited we were able to provide both dark and light looks in MX16, plus dolphin_oracle's excellent Default-Looks switcher tool. I however still expected the live iso to boot up into the light theme, just like in MX15. As Gaer Boy said, it's practically imposs...

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