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by azrielle
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: MXPI suggestion - enter password after click on "Install"
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: MXPI suggestion - enter password after click on "Install"

I have a different suggestion. Why not make Synaptic an INSTALLABLE OPTION inside MX-PI's "popular applications"? That way, new users would be forced to learn about its superiority to Synaptic, other than the minority that use apt-get to install stuff. It's not unheard of--Kali Light came without Sy...
by azrielle
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: MX kernel vs Antix's
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: MX kernel vs Antix's

What I posted on Distrowatch in my righteous indignation (whether they publish it or not, though...): -------------------------------- 32bit MX18.1, updated from 17.1, on Atom n570 based Acer AO D257 netbook with 2GB RAM, 128GB Adata SSD (w/2.08GB Swap partition enabled), antiX 4.19.18-PAE kernel, I...
by azrielle
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Making MX snappier
Replies: 14
Views: 769

Re: Making MX snappier

I think it may have some connection to graphic card. Possibly. Though, as I've said many times before, ALL browsers cache their data onto the primary HDD, irrespective of how much RAM you may have. If your HDD is nearing its end of life (Start / Stop Cycles 50,000 for that particular WD model), I w...
by azrielle
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: How much of a problem is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: How much of a problem is this?

The best repo anywhere in the US west of the Mississippi, and east of California, is the one in Utah, which I believe is the University of Utah, one of the original 4 institutions that were connected to the original DARPA-Net.
by azrielle
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Ham radio protection
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Ham radio protection

I know that you can use a (UNUSED, but plugged in--for a grounded path) microwave oven as a Faraday Cage to store electronic devices inside, so if the transceiver is small enough to fit inside...
by azrielle
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 120GB SSD for 18$ or 240GB for 30$ - Kingston
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: 120GB SSD for 18$ or 240GB for 30$ - Kingston

I have had good luck with the Dogfish brand out of Hong Kong (where they are fabricated,apparently). Marketed by Newegg, among others. At least with a 32GB SSD that I slapped into an Acer Atom n270 based netbook, and a 128GB mSATA that I put into an Intel 180GB SSD equipped Lenovo T430, as an extra ...
by azrielle
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Package Requests/Status - MX 17/18
Topic: [SOLVED] Request: Add a bottom GUI cursor for mx-packageinstaller
Replies: 28
Views: 686

Re: Request: Add a bottom GUI cursor for mx-packageinstaller

Forgive me for oversimplification, but, the 1024x600 screen size is UNIVERSAL for every 10.1" netbook sold from ~2009-2012 WORLDWIDE, not just the ASUS Eee PC. You would think that SOMEONE in the Linux world would have written a 1024x600 screen detection or user-selected option into X instead of the...
by azrielle
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Further Collaboration With Other Distros
Replies: 26
Views: 1341

Re: Further Collaboration With Other Distros

Having used Sparky repo a time or two with MX16 (primarily to access the Sparky Rescue Conky), and having used Sparky minimalGUI and Bunsenlabs Hydrogen, Deuterium (UGH), and Helium, and even though Sparky uses systemd, I'd still recommend Sparky minimalGUI (which is Openbox) over Bunsenlabs. Who kn...
by azrielle
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PC Card ("PCMCIA") to USB 3.0 adapter - recommendations?
Replies: 12
Views: 1825

Re: PC Card ("PCMCIA") to USB 3.0 adapter - recommendations?

If the mobo architecture is slow or the cpu is obsolete, the fact that a hypothetical usb3 to pcmcia adapter can be plugged in doesn’t mean you're going to get usb3 speeds out of it! As Robert A Heinlein pointed out many years ago "TANSTAAFL". Feel free to look it up.

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