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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.


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

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


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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