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FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset

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Re: FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset

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Post by Richard » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:19 pm

I wonder if 4.20, the last in the 4 series, will become an LTS?
Perhaps, 4.19-bpo will absorb some of the goodies from 4.20 over the next few years?
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Re: FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset

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Post by manyroads » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:49 pm

oooh Gents. Do you notice how much better my posts look in 4.20????
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Re: FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset

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Post by rasat » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:04 pm

manyroads wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:44 pm
I am in the process of building and uploading an MX Linux 18 Continuum Minimal Install.
Thanks manyroads for this initiative. It will be great if you with help of others, managed to select the minimal set of packages which give users the basic and then install more on their own. For me "minimal" doesn't mean size of iso, but number of software packages. Keep-up with the good work.

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Re: FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset

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Post by KoO » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:19 pm

manyroads wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:49 pm
oooh Gents. Do you notice how much better my posts look in 4.20????
It was so good before now it is Awesome and So Good. Nothing like a shiny new kernel. Keep the Brasso on that one.. :linuxlove:
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Re: FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset

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Post by dphn » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:56 am

800 MB. Think this might be possible. Look at Q4OS. It's only a core system. There are post-install routines for popular standard software. That's also a good choice for creating systems.
for those with an eye for the finer details...

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Re: FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset

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Post by manyroads » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:17 am

@dphn I think much of that installation related discussion is beyond my skill level. I can clean out many of the "optional" applications, but even then some will still remain. I think even the thinnest install needs a browser, editor, gparted, the MX Tools and such. I suppose we could go with Midori or Falkon rather than Firefox but, I'm not certain that's going to make a 'more popular' choice. Personally there are still a number of items on this 'pruned' version that are not favorites of mine. :lipsrsealed:
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Re: FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset

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Post by jeanpaulberes » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:07 am

well, if you don't use or have a scanner, you can get rid of simple-scan,
if you don't use torrents, special kind of download (especially for music and movies), you can get rid of transmission,
and there are some games like mahjongg, aisle-riot, ....
disk manager, if you don't play too much with partitions would be enough, so then gparted is not needed too ;-)
The rest browser and/or editor I would personally not touch,
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Re: FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset

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Post by rasat » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:55 am

manyroads wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:17 am
I suppose we could go with Midori or Falkon rather than Firefox but, I'm not certain that's going to make a 'more popular' choice.
Don't replace any software, either keep or remove. We don't want user to wonder which installer to use...... the minimal with Midori or standard with Firefox. Both installers should feel same, only a question of less packages.

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Re: FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset

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Post by manyroads » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:43 pm

@jeanpaulberes & @rasat... I have listed everything I remove in the OP (please take a close look). Please let me know what I may have missed or where I went too far. I agree fully with leaving those standard items I personally don't use, like firefox and Featherpad, because I believe a browser and editor are very basic items required for any installset.
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Re: FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset

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Post by Richard » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:23 pm

@manyroads,
Here are the results of my testing on the 32 bit EeePC.

Memory usage dropped ca. 35 MB at idle after boot,
probably due to removal of Samba.

Going to try install Xfce4-lite on antiX for comparison.
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LT: MX18.2: Thinkpad T430: DualCore, Intel i5-3320M, Ivy Bridge; 8GB RAM; 4.19.0-5-amd64; 119GB SSD 840PRO, Intel Graphics-Audio-Network
NB: MX18.1, antiX17.4: AsusTek EeePC 1005HA: Intel DualCore Atom N270, 1GB RAM, 4.19.0-1-686, 150GB HDD

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