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MX Linux Monthly Snapshot for April 2018 Now Available

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One of the better-kept secrets of the MX Linux project is the availability of Monthly Snapshot isos, made possible by the awesome antiX live-USB system and our MX-Snapshot utility. The Monthly Snapshots are created from a live-USB generated from an Official Release iso, and then applying all current updates to date to the live-USB. MX-Snapshot is then used to to create the Monthly Snapshot iso directly from the running live-USB system.

MX FAQs

MX Linux Devs, in an effort to reduce the repetitive questions of new users, has published its first version of Frequently Asked Questions. Additions and revisions will occur frequently, and can be tracked through the Wiki entry. Feedback and suggestions can be posted on the Forum. En français.

Can I use Ubuntu PPA’s?

Ubuntu is not Debian, so installing PPAs will likely cause problems.

New Russian Mirror!

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We have a new mirror in Russia. Thanks to Eugene for providing the mirror and getting it set up.

Provided by Mirror.Truenetwork
Sync schedule: Every 6 hrs
Bandwidth: 4Gbps
Location: Russia, Novosibirsk

 

The repos are set up in MX-repo-manager for those that want to switch to them.

 

Calling all Artists and Creative Types

Now that MX and the forum community have grown, we welcome contributions of MX-related wallpaper. We are seeking a broad range of ideas, styles and abilities, so don’t be shy—take the time to post 1 or 2 backgrounds. And if you are a creator/modder of icons and gtk themes, your contributions are also greatly welcomed.

Please consult this Wiki article before posting

Updates, updates, and more updates

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There have been a lot of updates lately to several packages while we get ready to build the new MX-17.1 iso.

1.  mx-installer - updated to address an issue with boot flags that affected some PC's when using legacy mbr boots.

2.  mx-packageinstaller - recently updated with a better and faster interface

3.  tons of new translations for most of the MX Tool apps.

Libreoffice 6 and "apt-get upgrade"

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Today a problem came to our attention after we moved Libreoffice 6 into our main repository.  

The problem came for users who were using the "apt-get upgrade" method of installing updates vs. the synaptic/mx-updater default of "apt-get dist-upgrade".  

Usually, apt-get upgrade (and its cousin "apt upgrade") are the "ultra-safe" methods to install updates.  An "apt-get upgrade" should have held back Libreoffice 6 packages and prevented them from updating, leaving the system unchanged with Libreoffice 5.

Meltdown & Spectre News

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Meltdown & Spectre News

New kernels are available that include patches for the "meltdown" kernel issues. The following kernels that have been patched are available in MX-Packageinstaller.

MX-15/16

1. Debian-Backports 64 bit (currently a patched 4.9 kernel)

2. Debian 64 bit (currently a patched 3.16 kernel)

MX-17

1. Debian 64 bit (currently a patched 4.9 kernel)

2. MX 4.14 kernel (currently a patched 4.14.12)

3.  Liquorix Kernel 64 bit (latest from mx test repo)

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