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Video Tutorials now available!

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Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:32 am

Thanks to Dolphin_Oracle and Peregrine, we now have some terrific videos available via a link under Help on the MX home page. Check them out!

I understand that more are coming--this is going to be a great addition to the user-friendliness of this non-distro.
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Post by dolphin_oracle » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:41 am

Customizing Whisker Menu & Panel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWVd1-8xpYI

Customizing XFCE Desktop - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmbD1drf3Cc
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
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Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:58 am

Great stuff! Thanks for continuing the series--they'll be up on the MX Video site soon.

(I need some instructions from Peregrine on how to do that myself...)
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Post by peregrine » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:17 am

They are already up. Thanks for doing these tutorials. They are a great addition.

I am curious about one thing. When I open the video in Qupzilla or Opera in youtube the desktop is brown. When I open the video embeded on mepiscommunity.org, it is blue as it should be. It is also blue in firefox on youtube.
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Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:28 am

Desktop is blue for me in Opera.
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Post by dolphin_oracle » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:29 am

that's weird. I've got no problems here with qupzilla, chromium, or firefox.
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Post by JimC » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:49 am

dolphin_oracle wrote:Customizing Whisker Menu & Panel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWVd1-8xpYI

Customizing XFCE Desktop - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmbD1drf3Cc
You're doing a really fantastic job with the videos you're posting. IMO, they'd make the thought of changing to linux far less intimidating to a Windows user thinking of switching to Linux because of XP support from Microsoft ending. I'm seeing more threads like that lately on other forums (XP users asking questions about switching to Linux for use on an old computer that's still running XP).

Your videos are helpful to me, too; even though I've been using Linux for years. That's because I have very little experience with XFCE, and your videos are great for showing the configuration options for the desktop, panel, etc. I've been "test driving" MX-14 in Virtual Machines on my desktop to become more familiar with it, since I plan to install it on some older hardware we still use in our home (for example, my wife's 6+ year old laptop with 1GB of memory, currently running Mepis 11).

I had planned on installing the KDE desktop with it (as I've been testing in Virtual Machines with MX-14). But, the more I look at XFCE, the more I think that may work fine for her, too.

So, thanks for all of the hard work.

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:55 am

JimC wrote:
dolphin_oracle wrote:Customizing Whisker Menu & Panel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWVd1-8xpYI

Customizing XFCE Desktop - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmbD1drf3Cc
You're doing a really fantastic job with the videos you're posting. IMO, they'd make the thought of changing to linux far less intimidating to a Windows user thinking of switching to Linux because of XP support from Microsoft ending. I'm seeing more threads like that lately on other forums (XP users asking questions about switching to Linux for use on an old computer that's still running XP).

Your videos are helpful to me, too; even though I've been using Linux for years. That's because I have very little experience with XFCE, and your videos are great for showing the configuration options for the desktop, panel, etc. I've been "test driving" MX-14 in Virtual Machines on my desktop to become more familiar with it, since I plan to install it on some older hardware we still use in our home (for example, my wife's 6+ year old laptop with 1GB of memory, currently running Mepis 11).

So, thanks for all of the hard work.

Thanks for the kind words! I always appreciate those!

With AntiX I've tried to split the fence and do some basic stuff as well as some more advanced/neat things like the custom core installs or the persistence setups, as well as things like showing off the file managers and the different apps. I intend a similar series with MX. Planned upcoming vids include setting up liveUSB with persistence, making a liveUSB or liveCD from Windows XP (for the users you mentioned above), and setting up samba shares.

Thanks again!

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Post by JimC » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:40 am

dolphin_oracle wrote:...Planned upcoming vids include setting up liveUSB with persistence, making a liveUSB or liveCD from Windows XP (for the users you mentioned above), and setting up samba shares...
One video you may want to consider is one showing how to install MX-14 in a dual boot configuration with Windows XP (since a number of XP users are looking at Linux alternatives now).

With Ubuntu based distros that I've suggested recently for users wanting to try Linux on old hardware (for example, Linux Lite 1.8 which uses an Ubuntu 12.04 base with XFCE), the installer is pretty easy for a Windows user to understand (since it has an option to install side by side with Windows if it sees XP on a drive, and handles the partitioning for you by resizing the NTFS partition XP is on, then creating an extended partition and putting a swap and ext4 partition inside of it by default).

IOW, if the user sticks to the defaults in that type of installer, he's got a dual boot system without worrying about understanding anything about using partition managers, etc. with the defaults doing a pretty good job, with the option of using a slider if the user wants to give more or less space to XP versus Ubuntu being the only obvious customization using that default option.

But, with a distro like MX-14, the user would need to use GParted or similar to shrink the NTFS partition that Windows is installed to, then create new partitions for Linux (swap partition + another partition for the main linux installation).

For those of us that have done it a lot, that's no big deal. But, to a Windows user with no concept of partitioning, that process can be very intimating. I see where you briefly mention that you can create new partitions during your MX-14 installation video. But, it doesn't go into the steps needed for someone that wants to setup a dual boot config with an existing Windows XP installation on a drive (which is what I'd expect to be the most common way a new user is going to want to setup old hardware for using a lighter distro like MX-14)

Yes, there are plenty of videos around showing how to do that kind of thing. But, it may be nicer if one was included in the available videos for MX-14, too; especially since I find you do a terrific job with them, presenting topics in a way that makes it very easy to understand the steps needed (resize NTFS partition, create new partitions for use with MX-14), and could be presented showing how to call Gparted from the MX-14 installer with the steps needed to do that kind of thing before continuing with the rest of the install.

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:02 pm

JimC, great idea on the partitioning video...coming soon...
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