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by BitJam
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Slimming down MX
Replies: 42
Views: 2408

Re: Slimming down MX

If I were going to do this, I'd be tempted to see if I could go the other way, starting with antiX Base. +1 Over on the antiX forums we always suggest people start with a smaller system and build up rather than start with a larger system and take things away. Our core, base, and full release are me...
by BitJam
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: MX Linux Official Blog
Topic: MX Linux hit #10
Replies: 19
Views: 1462

Re: MX Linux hit #10

Run with the Dolphin! :number1:
by BitJam
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Documentation and videos
Topic: Video: antiX (and MX) Frugal Install (with grub entry)
Replies: 21
Views: 1792

Re: Video: antiX (and MX) Frugal Install (with grub entry)

Added parts and rewrote a bit. You guys totally rock! :number1: I'm thinking to steer my wife away from Windows Good man/person! and this Frugal install just may be the way ;-) How frugal install works with windows 8? I read old post (2012 or 2013) that frugal works on fat32/ntfs but ext4 is prefer...
by BitJam
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Documentation and videos
Topic: Video: antiX (and MX) Frugal Install (with grub entry)
Replies: 21
Views: 1792

Re: Video: antiX (and MX) Frugal Install (with grub entry)

Maybe we should add some of my post above to the documentation. The MX manual points to this page:

https://mxlinux.org/wiki/system/frugal-installation

In my nerd-like way, the nitty-gritty details are there but a general overview is a bit lacking.
by BitJam
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sysvinit Future
Replies: 17
Views: 1394

Re: Sysvinit Future

1. sysvinit was Proved at least few hundreths million times till now. Yes, it is an old serial system but he does his job very well ... Actually, we have already parallelized the most important part, the "networking" script (at least on antiX, it is possible MX was doing this already with networkma...
by BitJam
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Documentation and videos
Topic: Video: antiX (and MX) Frugal Install (with grub entry)
Replies: 21
Views: 1792

Re: Video: antiX (and MX) Frugal Install (with grub entry)

[...] but since I don't quite understand the point of frugal install and since I saw in your video, that there are tons of different frugal install, which one do you recommend for beginner? Or which one would be most suitable for the most of the users? A frugal install goes onto an existing partiti...
by BitJam
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: MX Linux Official Blog
Topic: MX Linux hit #10
Replies: 19
Views: 1462

Re: MX Linux hit #10

Woot!

We are also in the OSDisc ad on DW! Woot!
by BitJam
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Desktop Environment
Topic: Port MX to sideload on Win10? Let the debate begin!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 1930

Re: Port MX to sideload on Win10? Let the debate begin!!!

I always set Windows to use UTC. Problem solved! In a different thread, one of our long-time users was having difficulty with this. Also, solving the problem for those who know the secret handshake is not the same as solving the problem for almost everyone OOTB. I don't think it is a good strategy ...
by BitJam
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sysvinit Future
Replies: 17
Views: 1394

Re: Sysvinit Future

There are alternatives to systemd and sysvinit. Such as OpenRC, which is used by FreeBSD (TrueOS) and Gentoo. I use Gentoo. One of the reasons I chose it instead of Debian, over 15 years ago, is I much preferred their init system over what Debian was using. I'd LOVE to switch us over to OpenRC sinc...
by BitJam
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Desktop Environment
Topic: Port MX to sideload on Win10? Let the debate begin!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 1930

Re: Port MX to sideload on Win10? Let the debate begin!!!

Updating the clock in the shutdown phase is much harder to justify. It can always be justified with “That’s how we do it”, but from a logical perspective I think updating the clock during shutdown is hard to justify. That’s unnecessary BIOS writes during reboots. The problem isn't that the BIOS clo...

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