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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)

MX17 Artwork - Prettifying Our Distro

Thanks to the antiX and MX Community developers, MX Linux has garnered a reputation for being fast and resource-efficient, yet highly usable straight out of the box by newcomers and experienced users alike.  With MX17, I am excited that we have been able to up the level of polish considerably, to match its technical competence.

As part of this increased refinement, MX17 boasts new and original artwork from members of the MX Community, to whom we owe a huge amount of thanks.  We therefore felt the artwork and all our art contributors deserved to be highlighted in a blog post.

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