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Important changes to MX Package Installer released

This morning's updates bring significant revisions to one of the MX Tools. MX Package Installer retains its selection of packages that are popular or somewhat obscure such as the language packs or Wine installation and configuration.

1. Responding to user request, packages can now be uninstalled by simply selecting them and clicking the appropriate button.

2. A second tab has greatly expanded the tool's functionality by adding new repos:

Linux Pro Italia names us Distro of the Month

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MX Linux is very pleased that Linux Pro Italia has just named MX-16 its distro of the month. The DVD supplied with the magazine contains the MX-16 ISO and a full Italian translation of the Users Manual. The issue also includes an article with the history of the distro, an explanation of current features and illustrated steps for installation.

Dev Team reorganized

The MX Linux Development Team is pleased to announce a revision of its structure and function. This was triggered by the increase in user base with the release of the very successful MX-16, the need to develop new areas for expansion, and the wish to redistribute the work load as the distro moves forward.

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GPG error and solutions

Recently the GPG signatures on one of the upstream repositories expired before it could be renewed. A fix should have propagated to all mirrors by now, and may require action on your part to correct.

For unknown reasons, the correct solution appears to vary somewhat by user, so multiple methods are given here that have proved to be successful:

1. Using Synaptic:

a. Reload source lists. You may receive an error message.
b. Mark all upgrades and apply.
c. When system pauses and asks whether to accept maintainers configuration changes, click accept.

March Snapshots up

From Adrian:

The March snapshots have been uploaded: http://mxrepo.com/snapshots

  • new kernels with security patches,
  • new versions of Firefox and Thunderbird
  • the installer now supports UEFI booting when choosing "auto-install" on a 64bit UEFI enabled computer.

I also upgraded my latest pet project: MX Workbench (Swiss Army kind of tool for sysadmins based on MX-16), that's available in the community_respins subfolder.

The Official MX Linux Blog

 

MX Linux has a new blog!

 

Well it's about time, huh? This blog will serve from now on as the official public face/voice of the distro. We will use it to talk about items such as:

  • releases, both official and community
  • important development events
  • significant administrative issues

We hope you will enjoy seeing the road we are taking, and join us on our journey.

The MX Linux Dev Team

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