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Re: Suggestions for Future Versions

#21 Post by Adrian » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:35 pm

Raymzap wrote:Ditch GNOME PPP.
There are still people who use modems (unfortunately it's a fact of life especially in rural communities) what do you suggest instead?

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Re: Suggestions for Future Versions

#22 Post by Raymzap » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:40 pm

Adrian wrote:
Raymzap wrote:Ditch GNOME PPP.
There are still people who use modems (unfortunately it's a fact of life especially in rural communities) what do you suggest instead?
Hi Adrian. I actually didn't think anyone used dial-up anymore. I guess if a tiny few still use it, then maybe leave it in.
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#23 Post by Adrian » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:41 pm

It doesn't take a lot of space...

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#24 Post by Raymzap » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:42 pm

Adrian wrote:It doesn't take a lot of space...
Fair enough. I can simply uninstall it with a few other surplus to requirement apps. :happy:
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Re: Suggestions for Future Versions

#25 Post by anticapitalista » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:53 pm

Raymzap wrote:
Adrian wrote:
Raymzap wrote:Ditch GNOME PPP.
There are still people who use modems (unfortunately it's a fact of life especially in rural communities) what do you suggest instead?
Hi Adrian. I actually didn't think anyone used dial-up anymore. I guess if a tiny few still use it, then maybe leave it in.
My bet is that more than a 'tiny few' still use dial up even in the so-called developed world https://www.dailydot.com/debug/dvd-rent ... 3-aol-2017/ , let alone those living in less 'fortunate' parts of the world.
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Re: Suggestions for Future Versions

#26 Post by Stevo » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:06 pm

anticapitalista wrote:
Raymzap wrote:
Adrian wrote: There are still people who use modems (unfortunately it's a fact of life especially in rural communities) what do you suggest instead?
Hi Adrian. I actually didn't think anyone used dial-up anymore. I guess if a tiny few still use it, then maybe leave it in.
My bet is that more than a 'tiny few' still use dial up even in the so-called developed world https://www.dailydot.com/debug/dvd-rent ... 3-aol-2017/ , let alone those living in less 'fortunate' parts of the world.
Though I hear that cell service is available in amazingly much more "undeveloped" territory than land lines. It's just a matter of economics. A few towers vs running phone lines all over the place, but tethering a phone and data charges are going to be a sticking point for Net access there.

The GNOME PPP program is very small, don't pick on it.

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Re: Suggestions for Future Versions

#27 Post by asqwerth » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:48 pm

Raymzap wrote:* Release an MX MATE version. Or release an ISO that lets you choose which DE to install at the installation stage like the way the Antergos live iso does it.

* Use Firefox ESR instead or regular Firefox - or give a choice during installation.
Unlike Antergos which is apparently more DE agnostic (I've installed it a few times in VB but it never stuck), MX has one officially-supported DE and in fact much of the functionality of MX-Tweak relates to tweaking the XFCE desktop. That is just the MX Dev Team's approach to MX Linux, since it is not a large team and there are time constraints.

The other DEs are available for one-click installation from MX Packageinstaller but they will mainly be in their vanilla state for the user to tweak/prettify on their own.

This is similar to Manjaro, which has 2 official DEs, XFCE and Plasma. All other Manjaro isos are community editions/spins. You are welcome to put together an MX-themed spin with another DE, as your contribution to the community.

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Re: Suggestions for Future Versions

#28 Post by kb50 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:11 pm

Alternate to using dialup internet.
3 Choices.

1: Tether Your Cell Phone, to USB as a network device. Use 3G/4G as your Internet Provider. Not the best idea, as it can get slow, ties up your phone, and even if they say unlimited Data, it's not. It will slow you down after a certain amount of usage.

2: MiFi, which is much better than Tethering your cell phone. Its a black box, with an ethernet port, you hook to your computer, and it goes onto your carrier (Cell Phone) using 4G but does not tie up your cell phone. Supposed to be unlimited data, again could vary.

3: Satelite: Dish Network, DirecTv. All overpriced, but are about the only other solutions. Hughes Network slightly better, and cheaper. But overall are all the same and
Lag will prevent the ability to use Skype, or any other Chat application, FB Video Chat, etc. Most anything involving real-time is out.

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Re: Suggestions for Future Versions

#29 Post by Raymzap » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:37 pm

Enterprise as the next MX codename.
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Re: Suggestions for Future Versions

#30 Post by Raymzap » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:40 pm

anticapitalista wrote:
My bet is that more than a 'tiny few' still use dial up even in the so-called developed world https://www.dailydot.com/debug/dvd-rent ... 3-aol-2017/ , let alone those living in less 'fortunate' parts of the world.
DVDs, dial-up and fax machines. The 90s is alive and well. :happy:
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