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by azrielle
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Firefox deserves the boot!
Replies: 77
Views: 4408

Re: Firefox deserves the boot!

I much prefer Otter-browser to Vivaldi. As a second choice to Opera. Apparently I'm OK with Chinese ownership of Opera, as I've used it exclusively since 2009 when FF crashed my system. Mythical nebulous rumors of inserted Chinese spybots ain't enough to make me change, aside from the fact that I've...
by azrielle
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: pdf reader for win 7 (Solved)
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: pdf reader for win 7

I use Sumatra, but yacreader also has a pdf reader function.
by azrielle
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MX-18
Replies: 68
Views: 4730

Re: MX-18

Why not just repackage 17.1_November as "18" (or maybe even "19") for the "greater Linux community" and MX newbies, and continue to field 17.1 monthly updates for the rest of us?
by azrielle
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: How to install Software Center?
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: How to install Software Center?

I have found (if the shoe fits, wear it) that those who gloss over, or complain about, MX-PI have never bothered to seriously use it.
by azrielle
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Replace Linux Mint with MX and keep windows dual boot
Replies: 18
Views: 1446

Re: Replace Linux Mint with MX and keep windows dual boot

You might want to try Sparky's MinimalGUI (which is Openbox), and then install the DE of your choice.
by azrielle
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Replace Linux Mint with MX and keep windows dual boot
Replies: 18
Views: 1446

Re: Replace Linux Mint with MX and keep windows dual boot

Why don't you just split the 100GB Linux Mint partition into 60GB for Mint, and a 40GB unallocated space using gParted? And install MX to the 40GB? That way, MX can "piggy-back" onto Mint's uefi setup.
by azrielle
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Testimonials
Topic: Makeuseof review
Replies: 11
Views: 749

Re: Makeuseof review

After using Linux exclusively for a number of years it is hard to put myself in a windows users mindset. Using Linux since around 2002 I think it was. I just don't think like that anymore. I purposely left windows because I did not like Microsoft. So yeah it is hard to remember when I was still tie...
by azrielle
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: root Thunar menu option
Replies: 12
Views: 468

Re: root Thunar menu option

Thank you, one and all. @fehlix A non-root Thunar instance will not let me do ANYTHING to files on another partition or USB drive other than view them. Rapid transfer of large downloaded mp4 files from main HDD/SSD to an auxiliary archive HDD cannot be done (by me) in anything other than Win7--certa...
by azrielle
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: root Thunar menu option
Replies: 12
Views: 468

root Thunar menu option

Been using iterations of MX since January 2016. Along with continuation of non-updated Win7SP1 (didn't like wading through Micro$oft's upgrade to Win10 nagware, so I turned updates off 2 years ago). My main gripe is the lack of a root version of Thunar that is easily accessible (for transferring or ...
by azrielle
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Which kernel should I use ?
Replies: 45
Views: 2352

Re: Which kernel should I use ?

In light of recent revelation that NSA's security algorithm was incorporated into 4.17, 18, & 19, but will be removed in 20, I'd wait until a stable version of 4.20 came out!

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